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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The CBI has arrested two Trinamool Congress ministers, Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee in connection to the Narada bribery case. Following that, an enraged Mamata Banerjee reached the CBI office today. She demanded that the arrests were made without due procedures. She said, "The CBI will have to arrest me as well".
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violence that happened during fourth phase of polls in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi. The violent incident had claimed lives of four people. "Didi is abusing BJP unnecessarily. You're mistaken that BJP is contesting against you. It is the mothers, sisters of North Bengal, Rajbongshi community, the Gorkha community, the tea workers, the farmers who are contesting against you," said Amit Shah. He further said, "The 4th phase polls were held in North Bengal. Didi instigated people, told them to gherao CRPF and loot them. People listened to her, weapons were snatched, bullets were fired, four people died. Didi had you not instigated them they wouldn't have died. A fifth person also died. A youth, Anand Burman had gone to cast his vote but TMC goons shot him dead. Didi is speaking about the 4 but nothing on Anand Burman. Why? It's because he belonged to Rajbongshi community that is not a part of her vote bank." Eight-phase Bengal elections will conclude on April 29.
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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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.
A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling. Ruling TMC said video vindicates its position that there was no provocation for CRPF to fire. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien went on to dub it as cold-blooded genocide. The video shows many locals gathered in a field, while some are seen wielding sticks. In the viral video, some central force jawans can also be seen. Soon firing can be heard, though it is not clear who fired the shot. Video shows a ruckus erupt in the area after the shots are fired. Earlier, Cooch Behar SP had said there was rumour that police opened fire. Debasish Dhar had added that the rumour led locals to come out in large numbers. The SP had said that this led the Central forces to open fire in self defence.
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Sadhvi Pragya is a saffron-draped BJP MP from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. While addressing a gathering, she claimed that cow has protected her from contracting the Coronavirus.
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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 since 7 am. BJP candidate from Raiganj, Krishna Kalyani also cast his vote at 'pink' polling booth.While speaking to ANI, Krishna Kalyani said, "Voting began a little late. It's a festival of democracy and everyone is participating. You can see the queues, it shows that this time voting will be for change, development." Eight-phased Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.
Polling began at 7 am for 43 seats in the sixth phase of assembly election in West Bengal. Voting began amid a surge in Covid-19 cases with the state reporting record infections. Long queues were seen outside most of the polling booths even before the voting began. Voting, which will continue till 6.30 pm, is being held in 14,480 polling stations. Elections are being held in North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Uttar Dinajpur, Purba Bardhaman. Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase. Around 1,071 companies of central forces deployed to ensure free and fair voting. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are being held in eight phases. Votes will be counted on May 2 with the last phase scheduled to be held on April 29. West Bengal has been reporting a record number of Covid cases over the past few days. The state breached the 10,000-mark of daily Covid infections on Wednesday. Bengal registered its highest single-day spike of 10,784 fresh cases with 58 deaths.
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Ahead of the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, crude bombs found in Uttar Dinajpur district. In a tip off, raid was conducted by Raiganj Police near a polling booth in South Goalpara under Raiganj Police Station limits. Bomb disposal squad present at the spot. Further investigations are underway. The fifth phase of West Bengal poll will take place on April 22.
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