At least 20 persons were killed in lightning strikes across three districts of south Bengal on Monday. The state disaster management said nine people died each in Murshidabad and Hooghly districts and two died in the Purba Medinipur district.
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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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During her speech at West Bengal Assembly on May 08, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded universal vaccine program across the country. She said, "Rs 30,000 crores is nothing for the central government...There should be a universal vaccine program for all throughout the country." It was her first speech after taking oath as West Bengal CM for the 3rd consecutive time. She also questioned Centre's move to send 4-member MHA team amid post-poll violence reports. She said, "Why is there so much discrimination with Bengal? They sent the central team within 24 hours of oath-taking. Actually, they (BJP) are not ready to accept the public mandate. I never support violence. They are spreading fake news and fake videos."
After Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's grand victory in the West Bengal state Assembly elections, several photos and videos depicting violence of BJP workers by TMC cadres surfaced on social media and created uproar. New stories of violence come into limelight daily, therefore, a 4-member Union Home Ministry team arrived at Kolkata airport to analyse ground situation of West Bengal post poll violence.
Newly elected MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in presence of Protem Speaker Subrata Mukherjee on May 06. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.
After BJP failed to wrest West Bengal from TMC despite a high pitch election campaign, state party chief Dilip Ghosh said BJP will analyse the election results as to what went wrong, but added that the party's performance since the last assembly elections has increased many fold. The BJP was leading on 77 seats, according to the latest information provided by the Election Commission which also showed TMC ahead on 213 of 294 seats.
Terming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "Tigress of Bengal" after the TMC was looking set to return for the third straight term, Shiv Sena congratulated the leader on party's performance in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the democracy has won in West Bengal and the people of the state proved that they did not vote under any pressure. As per the latest Election Commission trends, TMC was leading on 205 seats while BJP was ahead in 79 constituencies.
The counting of votes for state assembly polls began at 8 am on May 02. Election results will decide the fate of four states- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the union territory of Puducherry. All necessary arrangements have been made by the Election Commission for counting across counting centres. The outcome of assembly polls is likely to have implications for politics at the national level. Elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were held in single phase on April 06. Where elections in Assam were conducted in 3 phases, West Bengal went to polls in eight phases.
The voting finally, began at 'pink' polling booth at Raiganj Coronation High School in Uttar Dinajpur on April 22 as it got delayed due to some technical issue. People queued up to exercise their right..
The voting for the sixth phase of West Bengal polls is underway on April 22. West Bengal BJP vice president Arjun Singh cast his vote at booth number 144 in Jagatdal. His son and party's candidate from..
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