TMC supporters started protesting outside the Raj Bhawan, residence of Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over the arrests of ministers and TMC leaders. The CBI on Monday launched parallel raids and later arrested TMC heavyweights and ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and MLA Madan Mitra in its probe on the Narada sting case. Within hours, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached the CBI office.
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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.
BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata's Behala. A group of party activists held a demonstration in front of Parnasree police station. Protest was led by BJP's Srabanti Chatterjee, who is contesting from Behala Paschim seat. “I have done so many campaigns, when did you see us breaking law and order. Problem is caused by them (TMC), I want to know the reason for cancellation. It is saddening that our party president (Dilip Ghosh) is being attacked. We will tolerate everything till April 21, we won't let violence mar elections,” Mithun said. Mithun, however, led a roadshow in Tollygunge for BJP's candidate Babul Supriyo. “It is a shameful incident, didi (Mamata Banerjee) is scared of defeat. She is trying to kill democracy through violence as always. They also did not give permission to campaign here, but we managed to do it,” Babul said.
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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."
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Polling began at 7 am on April 10 for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. People queued up at a polling station in Domjur Assembly constituency in Howrah to exercise their franchise. This phase of elections will witness an intense battle between 373 candidates in 44 constituencies. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase. The fifth phase of the Assembly elections will commence on April 17. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Former West Bengal minister and current BJP candidate from Domjur assembly constituency in Howrah, Rajib Banerjee shared his experience with the TMC. He said that the party pushes back talented people and only promotes 'Bhatija'. "There is a limited company like situation, where people follow orders of the top boss. Some selected people, who only do 'yes and no' they get the chance not the people who are dedicatedly doing their work," he said.
The BJP office at Arambag municipality in Hooghly district of West Bengal is set ablaze. The people speaking in the video are hurling profanities at BJP. The identity of the people in the video is not confirmed.
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Amidst the ongoing polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections on Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee was allegedly attacked in Hooghly's Chunchura. Chatterjee spoke to an Election Commission official saying that she was attacked by locals at polling booth no 66 in Chunchura. She also said that journalists were attacked too. The BJP leader demanded additional forces to be sent in Chunchura. Voting for 44 constituencies in West Bengal's fourth phase Assembly elections began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security. Watch the full video for more details.
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As of voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls is underway, BJP candidate from Chunchura, Locket Chatterjee offered prayers at a Hanuman Temple in Hooghly's Chunchura on April 10. This phase of elections will witness an intense battle between 373 candidates in 44 constituencies. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase. The counting of votes will take place on May 02.
In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections 2021, security personnel help an woman voter get to a polling station in Alipurduar constituency. Long queue of voters was witnessed at a polling station in Kulberia Dharmatala of South 24 Parganas. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase, out of which 2,63,016 are first-time voters. Counting of votes will take place on May 2.
TMC candidate from Alipurduar constituency, Sourav Chakraborty cast his vote on April 10 as the 4th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls has begun in the state. He also offered prayers at the temple before visiting the polling booth. State polls are underway in 44 constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Rolling out BJP's campaign for the third phase of polling in West Bengal with a rally at Alipurduar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Replacing Mamata Banerjee from the state would stop infiltration and even birds won't be allowed ever after. Targeting state CM Mamata Banerjee, Shah said, "Shouldn't infiltration be stopped? Doesn't it take jobs of our youth? Replace Didi, even birds won't be allowed to enter Bengal, let alone humans. All refugees will be respectfully given Indian citizenship." "Didi has lost Nandigram. The scenes that you witnessed yesterday tell that she is losing in Nandigram," he added.
A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after assembly results.
On May 04, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and state party chief Dilip Ghosh visited residence of party worker that has been allegedly vandalised by TMC workers. JP Nadda talked to the violence-affected BJP workers there. Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state.
BJP president JP Nadda said post-poll violence in West Bengal reminiscent of Partition days. Nadda exhorted party workers in the state to democratically fight the 'savagery’. The BJP chief arrived at Kolkata airport on Tuesday on a two-day visit to Bengal. “Post-poll violence in Bengal is reminiscent of the atrocities during Partition. I am here to stand in solidarity with our activists who have faced attacks. We are committed to democratically fight this ideological battle and TMC activities. Will visit residences of BJP workers attacked in South 24 Parganas district,” he said. BJP has claimed at least six of its workers & supporters were killed in violence. Violence was allegedly unleashed by TMC following its victory in assembly polls.
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Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to the portrait of the poet, novelist, Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on May 09. In a recent state Assembly polls,..
A 4-member Union Home Ministry team visited Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. The violence has been reported in several..