Union Minister Smriti Irani arrived in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi to meet the family members of deceased BJP MLA Dal Bahadur Kori, who died of COVID-19. She hugged his wife and consoled her, at the latter's residence. She is on a visit to her Amethi constituency to assess the ground situation of COVID management.
Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
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 parts of West Bengal after Assembly results. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won the recent-concluded West Bengal polls by majority.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violence in the state. Javadekar slammed TMC over the attack on Union Minister V Muraleedharan. Earlier in the day, the minister’s convoy was attacked. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was “attacked by TMC goons”. Slamming Mamata over the violence, Javadekar alleged that the attack is a “conspiracy by Mamata Banerjee against BJP supporters”. Watch the full video for more details.
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As West Bengal is witnessing series of political killings following the elections results of state assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 06 announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the victims of the post-poll violence. CM Mamata said that 16 people were killed in the violence. Mamata further said 16 people were killed since the results were announced and the violence took the equal toll on both BJP and TMC workers. "Those who died in the post-poll violence will be given a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each without any discrimination. Under law and order by EC, 16 were killed half of whom are from TMC and half from BJP, one was from Sanjukta Morcha," said CM Mamata.
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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."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah campaigned in West Bengal's Domjur on Aprli 7. The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Trinamool Congress rebel Rajib Banerjee from the seat. Banerjee accompanied Shah during the latter's roadshow. Later, the duo eat a meal at a rickshaw-puller's house. Banerjee also criticised Mamata Banerjee-led TMC of suppressing those who work hard in favour of 'yes men' and her nephew Abhishek. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
Amid ongoing state assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah dines at a rickshaw puller's residence, who is also a BJP supporter, in West Bengal's Domjur on April 07. HM Amit Shah is campaigning in the Domjur constituency for party's candidate, Rajib Banerjee.
Soon after TMC poll strategist Prashant Kishor audio clip leaked in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee equally popular in the Bengal Assembly polls, two time former TMC MLA and now BJP leader Rajib Banerjee said that Kishor strategy has failed in Bengal. "Prashant Kishor's strategy will not work in Bengal, his strategy has failed. TMC has finished here. In Bengal, only Narendra Modi's strategy will work," said BJP's Banerjee.
Union Minister for State for Parliamentrary Affairs, V Muraleedharan, on May 06 visited the house of a BJP worker in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur and met the victims of the post-polls violence that..
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..
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker's house in Kankinara Ramnagar colony area of Bhatpara were vandalised by miscreants on May 04. CCTV footage shows crude bombs were hurled at BJP worker house. The..