All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
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.
BJP president JP Nadda alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's involvement in post-poll violence and said her silence for 36 hours is in itself is a proof. "The manner in which massacre and brutal killings took place and the manner in which the acting CM stayed silent for 36 hours speaks of her involvement. Mamata ji's silence speaks about her involvement and she starts her third term with blood on her hands," said Nadda.
BJP President JP Nadda, while condemning the post-poll violence in West Bengal, said that the brutal incidents reminded him of the partition days. "I condemn the brutal killings which have taken place after the results. We also stand by the people of Bengal and all citizens residing in Bengal with whom such incidents took place. This makes me remember the partition days," said Nadda
A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. 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.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
After a leaked audio of TMC's poll strategist Prashant Kishor surfaced out in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee equally popular among the Bengal Assembly polls. "Modi, Mamata equally popular," said Kishore in the leaked audio. Citing the leaked audio of Prashant Kishor, BJP leader and candidate from Chunchura constituency Locket Chatterjee said that even Prashant Kishor knows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is best and 'sonar Bangla' will be made under his leadership. "Prashant Kishor also knows that Modi ji is the best and a 'sonar Bangla' will be made under his leadership. But to fool the people he got associated with TMC," said Chatterjee in Hoogly. However, Prashant Kishor claimed that it a 'selective use of audio clip'. He also asked BJP to release full conversation.
A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the post-poll violence in West Bengal. Additional Secretary in Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary in Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin are among the team. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after post-poll results.
On May 04, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and state party chief Dilip Ghosh visited residence of party worker that has been allegedly vandalised by TMC workers. JP Nadda talked to the violence-affected BJP workers there. Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state.
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.
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda reacted on attack on convoy of West Bengal state chief Dilip Ghosh. Condemning the attack, he said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has..