With the beginning of 5th phase of assembly elections in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Madan Mitra cast his vote in Kamarhati after offering prayers at Dakshineshwar Kali Temple on April 17.
Senior TMC leader Madan Mitra on Friday appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in connection with the probe in the Saradha Scam case. "It's a routine thing. Enforcement Directorate is an authorised agency as per the Constitution and the legal side of the country. They called, I came. But 2-3 hours during election period is very costly, I tried my best to convince them that I'll come whenever they call me. Even you do not call me by summon, you call me on mobile only. In 2 hours we could have covered at least 2 blocks to get mandate of the people," Mitra said. "Whatever they wanted Pan card, Adhaar card, voter card, income tax returns, I tried to give them all sort of information , the mandate of the electorate is the protection of the democracy and the country. Just give me the time I will come on time. Every time I tried my best to co-operate with the investigation and this time also I am doing that," he added.
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, 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.
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.
All India Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will take oath as Chief Minister of West Bengal on 5th May. This will be her third tenure as the state's head. The announcement was made by senior TMC..