BJP candidate Raju Banerjee's car was allegedly attacked by goons on April 17 during the fifth phase of polls. He is the candidate from Kamarhati in North 24 Parganas. He has lodged a complaint with Election Commission. Fifth phase of pollings are underway for the 45 Assembly constituencies.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across India, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi alleged that BJP ruled states have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of medical equipment. "Some of our chief ministers told me that they were left with a few days of vaccines. They had no oxygen and they were running out of ventilators. But there has been a thundering silence on the part of the government. On the contrary, some other states of interests to the BJP have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of equipment etc," said Congress president.
Creating a fresh controversy, the BJP had on Friday released an audiotape in which West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee can purportedly be heard proposing a rally with the bodies of the 5 firing victims of Cooch Behar. Mamata Banerjee has now alleged that her phone is being tapped.
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BJP workers staged protest near Kolkata's Parnashree Police station after actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty's roadshow was cancelled. Mithun Chakraborty demanded reason behind cancelling the roadshow. "I have done almost 37 campaigns today. I want to know the cause of cancelling the roadshow. Did you see anything coming from our side that could start violence? All of it is coming from that side. Where is the problem in law and order from our side?," said actor turned politician Mithun Chakraborty. Terming it a shameful act, BJP leader Babul Supriyo said, "They have always used violence to kill democracy."
Actor-cum-politician Mithun Chakraborty held road show in WB's Hooghly on April 02. He did road show in Pursurah for party's candidate Biman Ghosh. A large number of supporters came forward in the road show. He said, "There was no 'parivartan' earlier, it was a lie. There will be a change now; there will be no riots or violence. This is BJP's motto." Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP on March 07. However, he is not contesting elections. The eight phase West Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.
Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who recently joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata, on March 03 said she wants to work on ground for the betterment of West Bengal, and also work for BJP's 'Sonar Bangla' ahead of state assembly elections. He said, "I have been working on screen for many years and people have given me a lot of love. I want to work with the people on ground and do something for West Bengal."
Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata on March 01 ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. The actor joined the party in presence of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and party's election in-charge in the state, Kailash Vijayvargiya. West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet after the team lost the match with Mumbai Indians has gone viral. Shah Rukh Khan is known for being a cool owner. But the match which pretty much KKR had it in the pocket, slipping away made the actor react and apologise to fans on Twitter.
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Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her dharna against EC's campaign ban. Ghosh blamed the Bengal CM for deaths in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling. “She (Mamata) is targeting the Election Commission and giving direction to loot EVMs. Mamata Banerjee is completely responsible for the deaths (in Sitalkuchi). She is not following the decision taken by EC and is sitting on dharna. She, who protests against SC and the Constitution, will never follow law,” said Ghosh. Mamata is sitting on dharna next to a Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Kolkata's Mayo road. EC imposed a 24-hour ban on the TMC supremo from campaigning in any manner. Ban has been imposed over Mamata's remarks against the central forces. Meanwhile, EC also issued a notice to Ghosh for his remarks on the Sitalkuchi incident.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on 'dharna' at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on April 13. She is protesting against EC's ban on her campaigning for 24 hours from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13. While sitting on dharna she kept herself busy with painting. EC banned her over her 'highly insinuating and provocative remarks' amid elections in West Bengal.
Polling began on April 10 for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. BJP candidate from Kolkata's Tollygunge, Babul Supriyo arrived at Gandhi Colony Bharati Balika Vidyalaya polling booth, where party's polling agent wasn't being given entry on April 10. "He has ID but wasn't being allowed by Presiding Officer. We showed his details from website. He's allowed now. The biggest challenge is to remove Mamata didi and TMC from West Bengal. Aroop Biswas (TMC candidate from the constituency) has been the right hand of all her works. So is a challenge to change the atmosphere of terror here," said Supriyo to ANI. Meanwhile, state polls are underway in 44 constituencies.
Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls. Long queues of voters were seen outside polling stations across five districts. Voting, which will continue till 6:30 pm, is underway with adherence to Covid protocols. Elections are being held in Howrah, South 24 Parganas, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar and Hooghly. Over 1.15 crore voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 373 candidates. High-profile candidates include Babul Supriyo, Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas. Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful voting. As many as 789 companies of central armed police forces have been deployed to guard 15,940 booths. State police forces have also been deployed at strategic locations to aid central forces. Elections for 294 seats in Bengal are being held in eight phases, results on May 2.
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Election Commission imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. The ban has been imposed over his 'there will be Sitalkuchi in several places' remarks. Commission 'sternly' warned Ghosh and advised him to desist from using such statements. Four people died in a firing incident by CISF in Sitalkuchi during the fourth phase of polls. Officials had said the jawans opened fire after they came under attack from locals. The campaign ban on Ghosh will be in effect from 7 pm April 15 to 7 pm April 16. Reacting to EC's order, Ghosh said he will not stage dharna unlike CM Mamata Banerjee. Earlier, Ghosh was also sent notice by EC for his alleged remarks over the Sitalkuchi incident. Poll campaign has seen EC clamping down on several leaders for objectionable utterances. EC earlier barred Mamata from campaigning for 24 hours for remarks against central forces.
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Reacting on the Election Commission's decision over a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh from election campaigning for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", party National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on April 15 said, "If EC has issued some guidelines, whether it's for my party or somebody else, everyone should have to follow the guidelines. We welcomed the Election Commission's decision." The eight-phase Bengal Assembly elections will conclude on April 29.
Election Commission imposed a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh from election campaigning for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks". Ghosh's ban will be valid till April 16. The eight-phase Bengal Assembly elections will conclude on April 29.
After being banned by the Election Commission for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", WB BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said, "It is fine. EC wants free and fair elections and this time the elections are little high voltage and this has been started by Mamata Banerjee. Every action has a reaction. EC has all the rights to ban someone if they think someone is not conducting well... Our party is not running by a single person. We have other members who'll hold rallies now. This is a day off for me. Unlike Mamata Banerjee, I am not protesting against EC's decision." The eight-phase Bengal Assembly elections will conclude on April 29.
In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Behala constituency of South 24 Parganas district. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in this fourth phase of assembly election. The fifth phase of the assembly elections will commence on April 17. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
BJP released a purported audio clip of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaking to Sitalkuchi nominee. BJP claimed that Mamata proposed a rally with bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims. A BJP delegation urged Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab to take note of the clip. BJP claimed such a move could lead to untoward situations in the state amid ongoing polls. Meanwhile, TMC has described the audio clip as 'bogus' and said no such conversation took place. Violence marred a Cooch Behar polling booth during the fourth round of voting on April 10. Four persons died near a booth in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar district. Reports suggest central forces opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals. Incident took place after locals allegedly attempted to snatch rifles of central forces. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on killing that took place in Cooch Behar. He said that doing politics on corpses is an old habit of CM Banerjee. PM Modi said, "Didi, how far will you go for vote bank? The truth is that Didi thought of her political benefit through those deaths. Doing politics on corpses is an old habit of Didi." "You might have listened to an audiotape over what happened in Cooch Behar. After the death of 5 people, Didi is doing politics. In this audiotape, Cooch Behar TMC leader is being told to hold a rally with the bodies of the 5 deceased," he added.
Actors Rajshree Rajbanshi and Bonny Sengupta joined BJP on Wednesday. This comes ahead of West Bengal Assembly Election. The actors were inducted into the party in front of WB BJP chief. Party leader..
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Ahead of the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Bengali actors Rajshree Rajbanshi and Bonny Sengupta joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 10. The actors have been inducted into the party in the..