With fifth phase of polling is underway in West Bengal, a report of TMC camp office vandalism has surfaced from Deganga Assembly constituency.
TMC's camp office was vandalised at booth number 81 in Kumarpur on April 17.
The party workers alleged that central forces are behind the vandalism.
West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 69.40 per cent till 3.30 pm across 45 constituencies in six districts during the fifth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC).
Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security.
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.
West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has just lost one of her brothers today to the Corona pandemic. Her brother, Mr Asim Bandhopadhyay who was mostly known as Kali Bandhopadhyay, contracted the virus and was being treated for a month. He was admitted to Kolkata's Medica Superspecialty Hospital.
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A four-member MHA team visited Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on May 06. 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.
Explosives were recovered from an abandoned room in Bhatpara of North 24 Parganas. 2 buckets with explosives placed in bottles were seized by administration. Timely intervention prevented damage to property and life. Investigation is underway.
As the counting of West Bengal Assembly elections commenced, a counting agent of Congress candidate from Panihati constituency fell unconscious at the counting centre. Counting agent, Goapl Som was immediately rushed to the hospital.
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.
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..
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