West Bengal: 1st List of TMC Candidates Soon

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson Mamata Banerjee is likely to release the first list of candidates for the upcoming West Bengal assembly election 2021 on Monday. In West Bengal, the assembly election in the Trinamool Congress-led state will be held in eight phases. The voting for phase 1 for 30 constituencies will take place on March 27, voting for phase 2 for 30 constituencies will be held on April 1.

Mamata Banerjee is due to meet RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Mamata Banerjee is due to meet RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly constituency, in the morning. After that, the Chief Minister will sit with the members of TMC’s election committee around 12.30 PM. It is expected that she may announce the first list of TMC candidates for the West Bengal assembly election 2021 around 5 pm.

BJP hit out at Mamata Banerjee, saying Bengal wants its Own Daughter not Pishi

BJP on Saturday launched a poster to counter Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) campaign slogan “Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chay” (Bengal Wants Its Own Daughter). BJP’s poster says, “Bengal Wants Its Own Daughter, Not Pishi” and has the faces of the party’s female leaders from Bengal. ‘Pishi’ is the Bengali word used for paternal aunt. The BJP tweeted the poster with the slogan in Bengali, “Bengal Wants Its Own Daughter, Not Pishi”. Several BJP leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, have used ‘pishi-bhaipo’ jibe to hit out at the Bengal CM and her nephew, alleging them of dynasty politics.

Are Bengal Poll Dates Suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Amit Shah – West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Questioned

From BJP party sources, I have seen the list of poll dates they wanted. And now I have seen the list out in the public. They are the same. I am sorry. I am shocked. Are Bengal poll dates suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah? I am the only one woman chief minister in the country… I will win… and then Modi and Shah, you watch the battle in the 2024 general elections. We will fight it and how.

Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of Dictating the Poll Schedule

States with almost the same number of seats were voting on a single day. Why is Bengal being humiliated. South 24 Parganas will vote over three phases. Why? Because we are strong in that district? Why half-half district election every day? Is this on the advice of Modi and Shah? So that they can come and campaign here after they finish with Assam and Tamil Nadu? This is a khela (sport) but we will defeat you and turn you into ghosts. We are people of the grassroots.

I am Bengal’s Daughter – Mamata Banerjee

“I am Bengal’s daughter. I am in politics for 40 years. I know every district, every assembly seat. Whatever you do, I will smash your conspiracy. People of Bengal will rule Bengal. People of Bengal will avenge this insult of eight phase polls,” Mamata Banerjee told media. Beside multiple phase elections in many districts, what has angered Mamata Banerjee is the deployment of two special police observers to the state, including Vivek Dubey. “He was here in 2019 also and we know all the drama he did and games that he played.” she said.

I am the only one woman chief minister in the country… I will win – Mamata Banerjee

Has this been done with the advice of Modi and Amit Shah? Has this been done to facilitate their campaigning? So that they can finish Assam and Tamil Nadu before coming to Bengal? This won’t help BJP. We will demolish them. I am the only one woman chief minister in the country… I will win… and then Modi and Shah, you watch the battle in the 2024 general elections. We will fight it and how. They are diving people on lines of Hindu-Muslim. The game is on. We play and win. They are dividing the entire country. But let me tell you, I know Bengal very well.

If Election Commission doesn’t provide Justice to the People, where will the People go – Mamata Banerjee

With all due respect to the Election Commission, I want to say that questions are being raised on why elections will be held in so many phases in Bengal while other states will be voting in one phase. If EC doesn’t provide justice to the people, where will the people go.

ABP C-Voter West Bengal Elections 2021 Opinion Poll: Mamata Banerjee Likely To Return To Power with 148-164 Seats

ABP News Opinion Poll data shows that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to get tough competition with the BJP as saffron party’s aggressive campaigning in West Bengal might give it significant inroads in the state. As per the survey, which was conducted days ahead of poll announcement, Mamata Banerjee-led TMC will return to power in the West Bengal and is likely to bag somewhere between 148 to 164 seats in the 294-member legislative assembly.

Setback for Mamata as sitting MLA from Mangalkot Siddiqullah Chowdhury will not contest from his own constituency

In yet another setback for Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress ahead of the assembly polls in West Bengal, Siddiqullah Chowdhury – the sitting MLA from Mongolkot in East Burdwan district – has announced that he will not contest from his own constituency. Chowdhury said he has informed the Trinamool Congress chief about his decision, brought on by the problems constricting his district of East Burdwan and some party leaders not performing the way they should.

West Bengal Elections CM Mamata Banerjee Rides Electric Scooter to Protest against Fuel Price Hike

West Bengal Elections: CM Mamata Banerjee Rides Electric Scooter to Protest against Fuel Price Hike

In a unique protest against fuel price hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode pillion on an electric scooter to state secretariat Nabanna. Banerjee was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter. With a placard protesting against the petrol price hike hanging around her neck, helmet-clad Banerjee waved at people on both sides of the road during the five-km-long journey from Hazra More to the state secretariat.

Mamata has sought the PM Modi’s intervention in procuring Covid-19 vaccine

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his help in procuring the Covid-19 vaccines by the state government to vaccinate people free of cost. In her letter, Banerjee said: “We have embarked upon the COVID vaccination programme in right earnest. All the health workers, police workers, municipal workers, revenue workers and other frontline workers are being covered by COVID vaccination at a rapid pace. In fact, West Bengal being an election-going State, we are required to reach out practically to every government and para-statal employee on an urgent basis to make the election safe.”

After BJP’s aggressive Election Campaign; Mamata Banerjee changes Political Strategy, becomes ‘Beti’ from ‘Didi’ in TMC’s New Poll Slogan

Facing a resurgent BJP as the main challenger in the upcoming assembly polls, West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday unveiled a poll slogan- “Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chaye”, portraying Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as its mascot with focus on women voters and Bengali sub-nationalism. The slogan, which translates to ‘Bengal wants its own daughter’, presents the transformation from her popular image of ‘didi’ (elder sister) to ‘Nijer Meye’ (own daughter), was officially launched at the party’s headquarters off EM Bypass.

People of Bengal want its Daughter – Nusrat Jahan on Mamata Banerjee

Lauding Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s work. Jahan said she had working for the party, welfare of the people… day and night. It’s her (Mamata’s) emotion with the people of the state that helps her keep working for them. The people of Bengal want its daughter, Nusrat Jahan said after TMC launched its now slogan for the upcoming elections. Nusrat Jahan said people have been benefitted due to the policies of the TMC government. Hitting out at opponents, Jahan said just waking up before the elections and work is not what TMC’s style of working is.

Let me tell the brothers of Mamata didi that the BJP will form the government in the state – Dilip Ghosh, BJP

Our opponents are telling us that our game is over but let me tell them that our game is on. Be ready. Tell mothers to keep their children under control if they want to see their faces after polls. We are civilised and follow the law but it doesn’t mean that we are weak. Yes, ‘khela hobe, khela hobe’ and ‘paribortan hobe’. Let me tell the brothers of Mamata didi that the BJP will form the government in the state. I know there will be attempts to stop the yatra so I have come to meet you. We will ensure that you are able to cast your votes

I request all of you to say ‘Joy Bangla’ whenever you answer a phone call – Mamata Banerjee

There are some leaders (in Delhi) who said they knew how to break the spine of Bengal. It is not easy to gouge out our eyes & break our spine… I request all of you to say ‘Joy Bangla’ whenever you answer a phone call, not hello. Today is the 21st of February. Language Martyrs’ Day. I pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives for the Bengali language on this historic day. Best wishes to all on the International Mother Language Day. Respect all languages but take pride in your mother tongue.

BJP Launches Slogan Against TMC: A tune from Communist Italy, sung to protest against atrocities, echoes once again in West Bengal

Hours after the BJP challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to announce her candidature from Nandigram alone if she is confident of winning from that constituency, the saffron party has released a ‘Slow-Gaan’ to TMC’s campaign slogan of “Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chay” – Bengal wants its own daughter. Using an anti-communist tune from Italy, the song reiterated calls of Pishi Jao while the tweets made by the BJP leaders said Bangla Didir Theke Mukti Chay – meaning “Bengalis want to get rid of Didi”. The ‘Pishi’ (aunt) in ‘Pishi Jao’ is clearly Mamata Banerjee. ‘Pishi’ is a snide jibe at the West Bengal Chief Minister who happens to the aunt of Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee, a leader who has been accused of corruption by his opponents. Under such circumstances, ‘Pishi Jao’ is likely to resonate among significant sections of the Bengal electorate.

We have fought against guns and are not afraid of fighting against rats – Mamata Banerjee

As long as there is life in me, I will not be afraid of any intimidation. We have fought against guns and are not afraid of fighting against rats. Let there be a challenge in 2021, let us see whose strength is more; there will be only one game in 2021 and I will be the goalkeeper in that match and want to see who wins and who loses. We have not learnt to lose and they won’t be able to defeat us.

Railways is to be blamed for the blast at Murshidabad where minister Jakir Hossain was injured – Mamata Banerjee

Without taking the name of any particular party or individual, Mamata Banerjee alleged that some people were “pressurising” Hossain to join their party. The West Bengal government on Thursday handed over the probe into the matter to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). “Railways is to be blamed for the blast at Murshidabad where minister Jakir Hossain was injured. It was a planned conspiracy to kill him. Not a responsibility of the state government, Railways and Centre are to be blamed,” Banerjee said.

Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Didir Doot’ app has reached more than 2 lakh downloads in just 10 days

In just 10 days, the ‘Didir Doot’ app has reached more than 2 lakh downloads. The ‘Didir Doot’ application, launched in the first week of February, is a mobile app designed for the people of West Bengal to directly connect with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee through live streaming and video conference, and also people can write to her. With the high-voltage elections in Bengal just around the corner, Prashant Kishor is working his magic in the state with a massive push on digital initiatives. The Didir Doot app is just one of the many digital campaigns taking place in the state at the moment.

My family will not do anything which will bring disrepute to you – Mamata Banerjee

Hitting out at Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s ‘Didi-Bhaipo’ jibes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday challenged him to contest an election against her nephew Abhishek Banerjee and then think of fighting her. “Day and night they are talking about Didi-Bhatija. I challenge Amit Shah, contest against Abhishek Banerjee first and then me,” she said, amid a loud cheer from supporters. Banerjee said that she has neither made Abhishek the deputy chief minister nor the chief minister and he is just an elected MP.

We will see as the polls begin when the people give a tough mandate to Mamata Didi – Amit Shah

The people of Bengal want that the way the citizens have gained respect under PM Modi’s leadership, the way they have gained opportunities, they want Bengal’s children to also receive such opportunities. This is why you can see how much they long for poribortan. And now we will see as the polls begin when the people give a tough mandate to Mamata Didi.

Home Minister Amit Shah spoke about the slogan of Jai Shree Ram and why CM Mamata Banerjee has disaffection towards the slogan

Now TMC people will not be able to harass us as the number of people who are with us, it is difficult for them to torture these many people. The slogan of Jai Shree Ram is not a religious slogan anymore for people of Bengal. You (Mamata) did appeasement politics for 10 years, it has become the slogan of people’s anger against you. Will you have to go to court to offer Durga Puja? Teachers and children will be beaten on Vasant Panchami for offering Saraswati puja? Why? Mamata Banerjee will have to answer this. The more she hates the slogan, the more louder it will grow.

It was a preplanned attack on minister Jakir Hossain – Mamata Banerjee

It was a preplanned attack on minister Jakir Hossain. It is a conspiracy. Some people (party) were pressuring Jakir Hossian to join them for the last few months. I don’t want to disclose anything more as the investigation is on. How can the railways deny their responsibility over security lapses when the attack happened at a railway station?

Mamata Banerjee challenged Amit Shah to contest against her nephew Abhishek Banerjee first and then her

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday challenged Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah to contest against her nephew Abhishek Banerjee first and then her, in the upcoming assembly election in the state, scheduled to be held later this year. The Home Minister was in the state today, holding roadshows, as part of BJP’s Poribortan Yatra, to further boost the presence of the saffron party in Bengal, ahead of the elections. Amit Shah held rallies in South 24 Parganas, other places in West Bengal, and launched an all-out attack at the Mamata-led TMC government.

Elections in Bengal, Mamata Government will provide a meal mostly to poor people at a nominal cost of Rs 5

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday launched a meal scheme named “Maa” under which the government will provide a meal mostly to poor people at a nominal cost of Rs 5. People will get a platter of rice, dal, a vegetable and egg curry. The chief minister said during the online launch event that the government would bear a subsidy of Rs 15 per plate, adding that Rs 100 crore had been allotted for the scheme. Self-help groups will run the kitchens — which Banerjee said would be set up everywhere gradually — from 1 pm to 3 pm daily. “I will go and taste it one day,” Banerjee told reporters.

Mamata Banerjee is known for her simplicity but no one can have a split personality – Dinesh Trived

There is no poriborton as far as violence is concerned. There is no poriborton as far as corruption is concerned, rather it has become hundredfold when compared to the Left Front rule. Mamata Banerjee is known for her simplicity but no one can have a split personality. If your leaders are found in some kind of a corruption then (there should be) no mercy. You (may) not declare them corrupt but the due process of law has to be there.

Mamata Banerjee is not a Royal Bengal tiger. Her condition has become like a cat – Dilip Ghosh, BJP

Taking a jibe on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said she is not a “Royal Bengal Tiger” but her condition has become like a ‘cat’. Ghosh said, “Mamata Banerjee is not a Royal Bengal tiger. Her condition has become like a cat. Neither her party members nor the administrative officials are afraid of her.” While addressing a rally in Malda, Banerjee said that bringing BJP to power in the state means “encouraging riots”. Banerjee has also compared herself to the Royal Bengal Tiger and said she is not afraid of anyone.

I think the CM (Mamata) need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it’s ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’ – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew and BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose

I think the CM need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it’s ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’. This is not the day to do any politics. It is a day to celebrate, it is a day to pay homage to the soldiers and martyrs of Indian National Army. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stood for unity. He had people of all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Sri Ram’, I don’t find any difference. ‘Jai Sri Ram’ isn’t a statement where one should react in an allergic manner.

Mamata Banerjee stated that the people should show the BJP the way out of the state

The state of West Bengal witnessed massive political tensions ahead of the upcoming by-polls as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had to alter plans for its ‘Parivartan Yatra’ in Bengal’s Murshidabad district for the second consecutive day, this time in view of chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s election rally. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress chief started her tour of Murshidabad, Malda, North Dinajpur and East Burdwan, districts with the highest Muslim population in the eastern state. The TMC leader also stated that the people should show the BJP the way out of the state.

Those who Won Elections in the Name of ‘Ma, Mati, Manush’, are now engaged in “Dictatorship, Appeasement & Strongarm Tactics” – BJP Chief JP Nadda on Mamata

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) national president JP Nadda on Wednesday said that ‘kamal’ was the way ahead in West Bengal, which is slated to hold assembly elections later this year. Promising development in the poll-bound state, Nadda said “development will be possible only when Mamata Ji leaves and lotus blooms.” He was addressing the party’s ‘Cha Chakra’ program at Hariatara village ground in Kharagpur. Taking a swipe at chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government, the BJP chief said that those who won the elections in the name of ‘Ma, Mati, Manush’, are now engaged in “dictatorship, appeasement and strongarm tactics”.

There is no reason to think I am weak – Mamata Banerjee

There is no reason to think I am weak, I am not a person to be afraid of anything. I am a strong person and will keep my head high as long as I live and till then I will live like a Royal Bengal Tiger. We have not forgotten the gaddars like Mir Jafar (who backstabbed Siraj Ud-Daulah during battle of Plassey). We should never forget the gaddars. You should all teach them a lesson. There are some who indulged in corruption have now jumped to BJP…to enter the BJP washing machine to get cleaned.

People from Gujarat will not rule Bengal, the Trinamool Congress will rule Bengal – Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday likened herself to a Royal Bengal Tiger. Addressing a rally in Murshidabad, Banerjee said that she is not a weak person who can be “intimidated” by the Bharatiya Janata Party. Banerjee also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of wrongly claiming at a BJP meeting in Haldia on Sunday that government employees in Bengal do not get salaries properly. The CM said that it is the Centre which is selling off BSNL, SAIL and privatising the Railways and insurance companies. “People from Gujarat will not rule Bengal, the Trinamool Congress will rule Bengal,” she said.

Government of ‘Ma-Mati-Manush’ (TMC Slogan) will Retain Power in the State – West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

There is nothing to worry about. The government of ‘Ma-Mati-Manush’ (TMC slogan) will retain power in the state … BJP is a gas balloon, alive only in the media. They have money and are using agencies to put up (party) flags on the streets. Let them do so and stay alive in the media… TMC will stay alive in your hearts. You assure me this and I will ensure you a (good) future. Dacoits have suddenly accumulated so much money. Now they are approaching the ‘BJP washing machine’ where they are entering black and coming out white. They are going there for money and nothing else. I would not have given them the ticket to fight the elections. Why should I give tickets to those who have done bad work! People will be happy if I give tickets to new people instead of to these people.

By the time the elections will be held in Bengal, Mamata Didi will turn back and see no one in the party – Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the way Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders are joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal there will be no one left except Mamata Banerjee in the party at the end of assembly elections. “By the time the elections will be held in Bengal, Mamata Didi will turn back and see no one in the party. There will no one left except for her,” Shah said while virtually addressing the BJP’s mega joining rally at Howrah Dumurjala stadium.

Another Setback for Mamata Banerjee, Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal Resigns from Party Posts

Resignations continued to jolt the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday as Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal, who is believed to be a close aide to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, announced to step down as a district core committee member and spokesperson of the Hooghly district but decided to remain as the member of the assembly and the party. The legislator’s actions ahead of the crucial assembly elections immediately drew the ire of the ruling party which issued him a showcause notice and asked him to explain ‘why he discussed internal party affairs with the press’ a source told news agency.

Mamata Banerjee branded the BJP as a group of “outsiders” and “Bharat Jalao Party”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (January 25) lashed out at the BJP, accusing it of insulting Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose by raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans at an event to mark the icon’s 125th birth anniversary. Addressing a rally, the Trinamool Congress chief branded the BJP as a group of “outsiders” and “Bharat Jalao Party”. The West Bengal CM said it has been continuously insulting the icons of Bengal, Netaji being the “latest addition to the list”.

TMC supremo (Mamata) may also declare in the coming days that she will contest from Domjur or Bally seats – Suvendu Adhikari, BJP

Banerjee has announced that she will contest from Nandigram seat where she will be trounced. Besides, her vote share in Bhowanipore constituency has also shrunk drastically since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The TMC supremo may also declare in the coming days that she will contest from Domjur or Bally seats. But wherever she goes, she will face the music.

Mamata Banerjee will be greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ wherever she goes – West Bengal State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh told reporters in Kolkata that from now on, Banerjee will be greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ wherever she goes. Mamata Banerjee refused to deliver her speech after ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans were raised by the audience in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as she stood up to speak at Victoria Memorial on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23.

..there will be only Mamata Banerjee from our family in the TMC – Abhishek Banerjee, TMC MP

From Kailash Vijayvargiya to Suvendu Adhikari, Mukul Roy to Rajnath Singh, there are other members of their families who occupy important posts in the BJP. If you ensure that there will be only one family member in active politics, there will be only Mamata Banerjee from our family in the TMC…

Mamata Banerjee is in isolation, lacking ideas, in Panic – BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

We haven’t even announced the manifesto but our manifesto will be our triumph card, a mechanism by which voters can be sure what they are getting from the party. Mamata Banerjee came to power in 2011 when her party was a part of the UPA. And then she dumped the coalition. Once she was a part of the BJP-led NDA. Then she left NDA also. Now she is in isolation, lacking ideas. She is in a state of panic.

Mamata Banerjee is a CM elected by 2.5 crore people in Bengal – Abhishek Banerjee

Bengal’s concept of Ram, which we have grown up with, entails respect for women. Those who used Sri Ram’s name in their slogans at Victoria (Memorial) neither respect Ram nor women. Mamata Banerjee is a CM elected by 2.5 crore people in Bengal. By not allowing her to speak, she was insulted.

BJP West Bengal Released ‘Jai Sri Ram’ Video Song to tease Mamata Banerjee

Bharatiya Janata Party has released a video from its West Bengal Twitter handle showing Trinamool Congress supremo and CM Mamata Banerjee ‘welcoming Islamic sounds’ and ‘getting annoyed over Jai Sri Ram’. Party’s IT-cell chief Amit Malviya also took to Twitter to share a video song with snippets of violence inflicted on Bengal’s people with a background sound including the slogan ‘Jai Sri Ram’. The tagline of Malviya’s video is “Bongo bashir mukhe mukhe Jai Sri Ram”. It roughly translates as “every individual in Bengal is chanting Jai Sri Ram”. The video shows various incidents where Mamata boycotted the raising of Jai Sri Ram slogans.

Suvendu Adhikari Quits TMC, Blow to Mamata’s Party

Suvendu Akhikari, the powerful rebel leader of Bengal’s Trinamool Congress, quit the party today ending weeks of speculation on the issue. There is a buzz that he would join the BJP over the weekend when Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits the state. Adhikary’s resignation from the party comes 48 hours before home minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state amid speculation that he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Mamata Banerjee delivered a stern message to turncoats in her party

Hours after Trinamool Congress heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigned as a lawmaker from West Bengal Assembly, party chief and state chief minister Mamata Banerjee delivered a stern message to turncoats in her party. Terming TMC as a deep-rooted banyan tree, Mamata Banerjee said that her party won’t be affected if two or three disgruntled members leave.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Urges Mamata to Allay Suvendu Adhikari’s Fear of False Criminal Cases

A day after former West Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari sought his intervention to dissuade the state police from implicating him (Adhikari) in false criminal cases, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take urgent measures to allay the apprehension of her one-time associate. Adhikari had resigned from the state assembly on Wednesday and gave up his portfolios in the Mamata Banerjee government on November 27.

West Bengal is not going to cow-down in front of expansionist & undemocratic forces – Mamata Banerjee

GoI’s order of central deputation for the 3 serving IPS officers of West Bengal despite the State’s objection is a colourable exercise of power and blatant misuse of emergency provision of IPS Cadre Rule 1954. This act is nothing but a deliberate attempt to encroach upon State’s jurisdiction & demoralize the serving officers in WB. This move, particularly before the elections is against the basic tenets of the federal structure. It’s unconstitutional & completely unacceptable! We wouldn’t allow this brazen attempt by the Centre to control the State machinery by proxy! West Bengal is not going to cow-down in front of expansionist & undemocratic forces.

People have been facing economic hardship – Mamata Banerjee

People have been facing economic hardship of unimaginable proportions bcz of the ongoing pandemic. I appeal to Central Govt to transfer 10,000 each as one-time assistance to migrant labourers including people in unorganized sector. A portion of PM-CARES could be used for this.

The plan is that BJP will eat into Hindu votes, and this Hyderabad party will eat into Muslim votes – Mamata Banerjee on AIMIM

To divide the Muslim votes, the BJP is spending crores of rupees to bring in a party from Hyderabad. The plan is that BJP will eat into Hindu votes, and this Hyderabad party will eat into Muslim votes. In recent Bihar elections, they did the same thing. This party is a B-team of the BJP.

TMC Minister Subrata Mukerjee said that BJP May try to ‘Secretly Assassinate’ Mamata Banerjee

Making a serious allegation against the BJP, West Bengal Minister of Panchayats & Rural development Subrata Mukerjee, on Saturday, said that the saffron party may try to ‘secretly assassinate’ Mamata Banerjee if they did not win the upcoming Bengal polls. BJP has lashed out at the Mamata government over the ‘killing its karyakartas’ and the recent attack on BJP chief J P Nadda’s convoy by goons. West Bengal police have arrested over 12 people in connection to the incident while the Home Ministry has summoned three IPS officers for ‘security lapses’.

In West Bengal TMC’s Political Terror Continues – Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP

West Bengal unit chief Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday slammed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government over the death of another BJP worker in the state remarking how the TMC-led ‘political terror’ was running rampant in West Bengal. “In West Bengal TMC’s political terror continues. In ward number 6 and 9 of Halisahar, the TMC goons attacked and injured 6 BJP workers. The injured Saikat Bhowal succumbed and Khalani Das is in critical condition,” tweeted Kailash Vijayvargiya.

Mamata Banerjee knows that Land Under Her Feet has Slipped – Kailash Vijayvargiya

Mamata Banerjee knows that the land under her feet has slipped and so she is trying to return to power in the state on the strength of violence. I urge the Election Commission to deploy central forces from now itself in order to put an end to the prevailing atmosphere of political violence and terror in the state.

Mamata Banerjee’s Participation at Oxford Union Debate in UK Cancelled

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s much-anticipated participation at the prestigious Oxford Union Debate in the UK was cancelled, hours before it was scheduled to begin, after the debating society sought to postpone it citing “unforeseen circumstances”. The address was to be held virtually, as per reports. At the time of writing, no clear reason has been made available by either the Oxford Union or Mamata Banerjee’s camp for the sudden postponement.

Everything appears in front of you on a Teleprompter – Mamata Banerjee

Everything appears in front of you on a teleprompter when you are giving a public speech. You just read it. The public won’t get to see it. Only a few people know this. Earlier it was a practice in the USA and the UK. Now we are seeing it in India.

I never show off – Mamata Banerjee

There is no need to do publicity. Whenever I visit any state I speak in their language. I have seen enough of this drama. I never show off. I feel proud because I can raise their issues and speak for them.

They are targeting Bengal because elections are coming – Mamata Banerjee

They are targeting Bengal because elections are coming. But no matter what you do, the people of Bengal will not allow an inch of their land to go without a war. Be prepared. You can send as many central agencies and send people to jail.

Suvendu Adhikari Quits Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who faces one of the most challenging elections of her polical carrer, on Friday suffered another setback as senior Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari resigned as the state’s transport minister. “Today at 1:05 pm a resignation letter of Mr. Suvendu Adhikari from office as minister addressed to Hon’ble Chief Minister has been forwarded to me. The issue will be addressed from constitutional perspective,” the Governor tweeted.

There is No Place for Outsiders in Bengal – Mamata Banerjee

There is no place for outsiders in Bengal. Those who come to the state only during elections and try to disturb peace of the state are not at all welcome. They (BJP) are saying they will convert West Bengal into Gujarat. Why do they want to turn our Bengal into a riot-torn place like Gujarat? We don’t want riots.

Today under Mamata’s rule, terrorists and anti-nationals are dancing on our heads – Giriraj Singh, BJP

Ever since PM Modi has come to power, in the country, terrorists have gone into hiding. However, today under Mamata’s rule, terrorists and anti-nationals are dancing on our heads. Like Kim Jong Un, she gets members of her opposition killed, those who speak against her, hangs people off from trees. It is a politics of hate and murder. Bihar’s win is a massive victory, now in Bengal when the citizens who are liviing in fear go to cast their vote, they will only press BJP on the EVMs.

Intelligence Bureau (IB) report has revealed Al-Qaeda operatives planning an attack in West Bengal

An Intelligence Bureau (IB) report has revealed Al-Qaeda operatives planning an attack in West Bengal. The intelligence unit has also suggested that Al-Qaeda terrorists are planning the attack in Bengal using sleeper cells. The IB report was filed on November 5.

This ‘maut ka khel’ cannot get anyone votes – Modi’s indirect message to Mamata

There are people who cannot challenge us democratically, therefore they are resorting to violent means in order to finish the BJP workers. If they think that their dreams will be fulfilled by this game of murder, I want to tell them that BJP workers will teach them a lesson because they must remember, mandate cannot be received by murder. This ‘maut ka khel’ cannot get anyone votes. They should see the writing on the wall.

Mamata Ji cannot digest this reality and is thus resorting to violence and political murders as a tool to silence the BJP – Tejasvi Surya

Mamata Ji cannot digest this reality and is thus resorting to violence and political murders as a tool to silence the BJP. In the last 1.5 years, over 120 workers of the BJP have been brutally killed and politically murdered. As President of BJYM, I want to assure every single karyakarta of BJYM in Bengal that not a single sacrifice or martyrdom will go in vain. We will ensure that this autocratic, dictatorship and fascist govt of Mamata Banerjee will be shown the door.

Mamata’s administration in West Bengal is similar to North Korea’s autocratic regime – Jyotirmay Singh Mahato, BJP

Suddenly, lathicharge & tear-gas as we started our rally in West Bengal. Chemicals mixed in water was sprayed on BJP workers and TMC goons were throwing bombs from terraces. Mamata’s administration in West Bengal is similar to North Korea’s autocratic regime.

Mamata Banerjee is aware that the ground beneath her feet is slipping and slipping very fast – Tejasvi Surya, BJP

Mamata Banerjee is aware that the ground beneath her feet is slipping and slipping very fast. The coming govt in Bengal will be a BJP govt. Our former party president and HM Shri Amit Shah in his two-day visit to West Bengal has made it explicitly clear that the BJP will form the next govt in the state with over 200 seats.

We will ensure that this autocratic, dictatorship and fascist govt of Mamata Banerjee will be shown the door – Tejasvi Surya

Mamata Ji cannot digest this reality and is thus resorting to violence and political murders as a tool to silence the BJP. In the last 1.5 years, over 120 workers of the BJP have been brutally killed and politically murdered. As President of BJYM, I want to assure every single karyakarta of BJYM in Bengal that not a single sacrifice or martyrdom will go in vain. We will ensure that this autocratic, dictatorship and fascist govt of Mamata Banerjee will be shown the door.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee granted land rights to 25,000 refugee families

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee granted land rights to 25,000 refugee families and said that a total of 1.25 lakh families would be given land rights. She said that the land deed will be without any conditions, as the announcement on this was made a year ago. Mamata also allotted Rs 10 crore and Rs 5 crore grant for the Matua Development Board and Namashudra Development Board respectively.

Mamata didi thinks she can block the BJP by blocking PM Modi’s schemes for the poor – Amit Shah

Criticising the Mamata Banerjee government for denying Bengal access to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s welfare schemes, Amit Shah predicted a two-third majority for the BJP in next year’s polls. “Mamata didi thinks she can block the BJP by blocking PM Modi’s schemes for the poor,” Amit Shah said, referring to the PM-KISAN and Ayushman Bharat programmes.

Mamata Banerjee government is not allowing the benefits of central schemes to reach the poor – Amit Shah

From the kind of attack and atrocities that are being perpetrated on BJP workers, I can sense that the death knell of the Mamata Banerjee government has been sounded. The Mamata Banerjee government is not allowing the benefits of central schemes to reach the poor. More than 80 central schemes for the poor, tribals and the backward communities are not being permitted by the state.

Mamata-didi is under a false impression – Amit Shah

Mamata-didi is under a false impression that by not allowing the central schemes, she would be able to stop the BJP in the state. I want to tell her that if she allows these schemes then the poor people might even think about her.

Mamata government has adopted polarising and appeasement policies – Kailash Vijayvargiya

The NIA is doing a wonderful job keeping India safe. But their job is difficult. The Mamata government has adopted polarising and appeasement policies which are harming the society and creating problems for all of India.

Mamata Banerjee’s appeasement politics has now created a threat not only to West Bengal but to entire country – Arvind Menon, BJP

West Bengal has become a safe asylum for Islamic Terrorists; many terror organisations have established their network in Bengal. Mamata Banerjee’s appeasement politics has now created a threat not only to West Bengal but to entire country.

Boat capsize during immersion of Durga idol, Chief minister Mamata Banerjee sanctions Rs l Lakh compensation each to the families

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee sanctions Rs l Lakh compensation each to the families of five persons who died in an incident of boat capsize during immersion of Durga idol at Beldanga 1 block in Murshidabad district on 26th October.

Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Banerjee backs West Bengal Mamata Govt decision to support Durga puja committees of state with Rs. 50,000 each

Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee has backed the West Bengal governments decision to support Durga puja committees of the state with ₹ 50,000 each, saying that organisers need the additional amount to adopt COVID-19 safety protocols. “It is not a bad decision keeping in mind the additional expenditure by puja committees to implement safety measures,” he said.

The Mamata govt has not allowed the application of PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi Yojana in West Bengal – JP Nadda

The Mamata govt has not allowed the application of PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi Yojana in West Bengal. We assure you that if we come to power in Bengal, we will provide the scheme for all farmers in the state. Under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package, Rs 1 lakh crore has been provided for FPOs and agricultural infrastructure. Cold storages and general storages will be built for our farmers.

In a setback for Mamata Banerjee government, Calcutta HC regulates Durga Puja celebrations

Calcutta High Court on Monday regulated Durga Puja celebrations in view of the coronavirus pandemic, in a setback for Mamata Banerjee government. While pulling up the Trinamool Congress government for having no clear crowd control plan amidst Covid-19 outbreak during the upcoming Durga Puja festival, the high court in its order stated that only 25 people for big pandals and 15 for the smaller ones should be allowed, including organisers.