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.

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.

Smriti Irani hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remark at a rally in Kerala that has triggered a ‘north-south’ row

Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remark at a rally in Kerala that has triggered a ‘north-south’ row and has also drawn sharp responses from other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. “The spiteful and vengeful politics of Rahul Gandhi, which insults not only the people and voters of Amethi but seeks to create a divide between the north and south India, is to be condemned by every Indian citizen,” Irani told media.

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.”

Mehbooba Mufti Unanimously Re-Elected as PDP”s President

Mehbooba Mufti was unanimously re-elected as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president on Monday for a period of three years. A PDP spokesman said that Mehbooba was unanimously re-elected as party president for a period of three years and added that her name was proposed by senior party leaders including Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Khurshid Aalam. The former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state has been the party president since 2016 when she succeeded her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who passed away in January 2016.

Kerala: BJP Eyeing Olympian and Former Athlete PT Usha

The BJP is on a mission to make an inroad into God’s Own Country, Kerala. After metro man E Sreedharan, who joined the BJP, the party is now eyeing Olympian and former athlete PT Usha. This comes as no surprise to many in Kerala that the BJP has been wooing her aggressively. She supported the BJP and Centre strongly over farm laws. Her tweets also show a definite leaning and support for the BJP. BJP has had representation in Parliament from the Kerala but the state is largely between Left and Congress. As part of ‘mission south’ the BJP wants to make its presence felt. It feels that roping in icons from the state could boost its prospects and help also grab eyeballs.

TRS picks PV Narasimha Rao’s Daughter S Vani Devi as its candidate for MLC Election

The TRS has decided to field late PV Narasimha Rao’s daughter S Vani Devi as its candidate for the Graduate MLC election from Hyd-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar seat. She will file her papers on Monday. Since the last day for nominations is February 23, the decision comes as a surprise for the party workers and even Ministers and MLAs. The indications from the party so far was that it would stay away from the elections in this constituency and extend support to Independent candidate K. Nageshwar, which was opposed within the party quite strongly.

Each word of this budget is full of meaning – Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the Union Budget 2021-22 has assured clarity and certainty on policy, taxation, infrastructure capex, and privatization, and now it is entirely up to the private sector to invest and expand capacity for long-term and sustainable economic growth. She asserted that this year’s budget was about charting a clear and certain path for the next decade. “Each word of this budget is full of meaning, so make the best use of it,” she told the management leadership of the country.

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.

Case registered against former BSP MP Akbar Ahmad ‘Dumpy’ on a complaint by Delhi BJP vice-President Shazia Ilmi accusing him of misbehaving with her

A case has been registered against former BSP MP Akbar Ahmad ‘Dumpy’ on a complaint by Delhi BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi accusing him of misbehaving with her at a private party, police said on Saturday. In her complaint, Ilmi alleged that Ahmad allegedly started “misbehaving with her and passed lewd remarks” at a dinner party in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area on February 5, according to the police.

Mehbooba Mufti urged the Centre to start a Dialogue with Pakistan to Stop the Bloodshed

After the recent terrorist attacks in Kashmir earlier this week, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday urged the Centre to start a dialogue with Pakistan to stop the bloodshed so as to ensure peace in the Union Territory. “Till when will people of J-K, Police and jawans be sacrificed. BJP says repeatedly that Pakistan sponsors violence here (Jammu and Kashmir) then they (Centre) should start the dialogue process — be it here or with Pakistan,” Mufti told reporters. The BJP government should think and start the process of dialogue so that the bloodshed is stopped, the PDP president added.

I am not even sure I had a dream – Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Absolutely sweet question. But I am not even sure I had a dream. i just kept doing what was before me and went along the flow. I don’t think I chart any course in my life. I walked along the path which was before me and that destiny has taken me wherever I am. Only thing is I better perform so that I don’t disappoint people who have given me the responsibility and I don’t want to disappoint the people of India.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Kiran Bedi removed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to take additional charge

Dr. Kiran Bedi has been removed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry while Governor of Telangana, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, has been given the additional charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. The development has come on the day when the Congress-led government in the Union Territory slipped into a minority after one more legislator resigned reducing its tally in the assembly. The President has directed that Dr. Kiran Bedi shall cease to hold the office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry and has appointed Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana, to discharge the functions of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, in addition to her own duties, with effect from the date she assumes charge of her office, until regular arrangements for the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry are made,” Ajay Kumar Singh, press secretary to the President, said in a statement.

We are up against the BJP-led AIADMK – DMK MP Kanimozhi

AIADMK has been our main opponent all these years. But this time, we are up against the BJP-led AIADMK. The State has lost its independence and we are facing an election to uphold social justice. This election is not about the victory of MK Stalin but of the victory of Dravidam. There may be minor conflicts within the party. The AIADMK will try to take advantage of these conflicts.

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.

Imran Khan came once but now at least Punjab will not let him come [to power] again – Maryam Nawaz

The country has been worn out but my dear selectors, do not do this with Pakistan again…I feel bad when people bad-mouth the selectors because after all, the institution is ours. I say to Wazirabad police and administration […] I know that you yourself are frustrated [but] the nation is looking at you; if you instead of serving the country and the people try to serve anyone else, try to steal the vote and make a lost person win, then remember, Imran Khan came once but now at least Punjab will not let him come [to power] again.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Prayagraj Today

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Prayagraj today on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya, an auspicious day for taking bath in the Ganga. The Congress leader will visit the Sangam there and take a dip in it on the auspicious occasion. She will later visit Anand Bhawan before departing for New Delhi. Priyanka Gandhi, who was in Saharanpur on Wednesday to address a farmer rally, has lately been making all-out efforts to revive the party”s support base in Uttar Pradesh before the state assembly elections to be held next year.

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.

With Focus on UP, Priyanka Gandhi to attend ‘kisan panchayat’ in Saharanpur today

Amid the agitation against the Centre’s agri laws, the Congress will on Wednesday launch its outreach campaign in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attending a ‘kisan panchayat’ in Saharanpur. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be participating in the kisan panchayat at Chilkhana under the party’s ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ campaign that will be started in 27 districts of the state, media convenor of UP Congress Lalan Kumar said.

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.

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.

I want to ask both Shashi Tharoor and Rahul Gandhi to discuss any one specific issue – Union minister Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said that nobody takes Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comments seriously. Speaking on India TV’s special show Budget Sammelan 2021, Irani who emerged as a giant killer in Amethi when she defeated Rahul in the 2019 general elections said, “What Rahul Gandhi says should not be taken seriously.” Responding to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s tweet, Irani asked, “I want to ask both Shashi Tharoor and Rahul Gandhi to discuss any one specific issue. The fact is that they don’t make any responsible comment ever.”

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala will be released from Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara Prison Today

Expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader, VK Sasikala, will be released from Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara prison on Wednesday morning after serving a four-year jail term in the disproportionate assets case. The AIADMK’s top leaders have issued a gag order to party members. “Any party will not want the attention to be deviated to her release,” said a senior party leader on condition of anonymity.

IMF’s Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has said that Indian agriculture is in need of reforms

These particular farm laws were in the area of marketing. It was widening the market for farmers. Being able to sell to multiple outlets besides the Mandis without having to pay a tax. And this had the potential to raise, in our view, farmers’ incomes. That said, every time a reform is put in place, there are transition costs. One has to make sure and pay close attention that it’s not harming vulnerable farmers, to make sure that the social safety net is provided. Clearly there is a discussion right now and we’ll see what comes out if it.

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”.

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala hospitalised for COVID-19

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, who is serving a jail term in a corruption case and has been hospitalised for COVID-19 is stable, according to the hospital where she is undergoing treatment. The symptoms have reduced and she is now stable, authorities at Victoria Hospital where Sasikala is being treated said on Sunday. Her sister-in-law J Ilavarasi, who is also serving a prison term in the corruption case, has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to Victoria Hospital.

Ganga Expressway, Noida airport and other projects result past BSP govt”s Policies – Mayawati

In UP, be it Ganga Expressway or other development projects or the new airport to be built in Jewar, the whole world knows that these are the eminent models of development formulated in the BSP government. First, the SP and now the present BJP government keeps patting itself on its back over these.

If Congress Govt at Centre didn’t obstruct them due to political interests & in name of environment – Mayawati

Metro and new schemes of basic public facilities in the state”s major and ancient cities, including Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura, Kannauj, and the completion of them in record time are also the development model of the BSP. It was on priority with the rule of law that gave benefit to all sections. After BSP government in 2012, whatever little development has been possible in UP, they are the result of the thinking of the BSP regime. In my government, this work would have been with more rapid pace if the Congress government at Centre did not obstruct them due to political interests and in the name of environment.

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.

Government has taken several measures to support Economy – Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the government has taken several measures to support the economy but no amount of intervention will be adequate to deal with the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Sitharaman said that while in early 2020 green shoots and revival signs of the economy were visible, it was upset with the pandemic setting in.

We did not restrict the opportunities to any particular sector – Nirmala Sitharaman

We did not restrict the opportunities to any particular sector. This was needed to keep the industry floating. But no amount of intervention by the government willbe adequate. Had the government of that time had done something more, the economy now would have been in a better shape.

I pay my gratitude to the government and the people of India – Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

December evokes in all Bangladeshis the spirit of joy, freedom and celebration as we recall with deep gratitude our ‘Father of the Nation’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Under whose dynamic leadership we earned our great independence. I pay deep homage to the three million martyrs who laid down their lives. I pay tribute to the members of the Indian armed forces martyred in the war and to their families. I pay my gratitude to the government and the people of India who extended their whole hearted support for the cause of our nation.

Sonia Gandhi was unable to handle the affairs of the party – Excerpts From Pranab Mukherjee’s Book

“Though I don’t subscribe to this view, I do believe that the party’s leadership lost political focus after my elevation as president. While Sonia Gandhi was unable to handle the affairs of the party, Dr Singh’s prolonged absence from the House put an end to any personal contact with other MPs,” Pranab Mukherjee wrote, according to excerpts from the book released by Rupa.

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.

Farmer Agitation: Police Detain AAP MLAs Atishi

After Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha, Police detained Atishi from near residence of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, on Sunday for holding protest demonstration against alleged misappropriation of funds by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). Earlier today, Raghav Chadha, Ritu Raj, Kuldeep Kumar and Sanjeev Jha were detained by the police on their way to the Home Minister’s residence. They were heading towards Amit Shah’s residence to hold similar protest.

Illegally Detained Today for the 3rd Time – Mehbooba Mufti

This is not the only time in recent days that Mufti had alleged that unfair restrictions were being imposed. “Illegally detained today for the third time in less than a fortnight. Too much democracy indeed. If my movements are curbed due to ‘security concerns’ then why are BJP ministers allowed to campaign freely in Kashmir while Ive been asked to wait until culmination of DDC elections?” she had tweeted a day earlier.

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.

If Rajinikanth wants to come along with us, then he is Most Welcome – Khushboo Sundar, BJP

The party heads and senior leaders will decide on that. Anybody is welcome with open arms to be associated with the BJP. We have a strong alliance in Tamil Nadu with the ruling AIADMK government. So, if Rajinikanth wants to come along with us, then he is most welcome. But if he is going to start his own party like has said, I think he will go solo and will bring the change what he is looking at. We completely leave it to Rajinikanth to take a call on that.

I had only commented on Shaheen Baag Dadi – Kangana Ranaut

I had only commented on Shaheen Baag dadi cos they instigated riots there even that tweet was deleted almost immediately, I don’t know from where they brought another elderly lady in to the picture and now endlessly spreading lies.Vultures trying to instigate mob against a woman.

No need to give Kangana that much importance – Urmila Matondkar

I think much has been spoken on Kangana. No need to give her that much importance now. Everybody has the right and freedom to criticise, she is free to do it. I wish to clear this today that I never responded to her [Kangana] in my interview [earlier]

Uddhav ji has steered the state very well – Urmila Matondkar on Joining Shiv Sena

It has been 14 months since I quit Congress and not 14 hours. There is a huge difference when people quit a party and immediately join another. But I think Maha [Vikas] Aghadi government has done a praiseworthy job in the state. They got only three months of normal working [before pandemic]. Uddhav ji has steered the state very well. He shows strength where needed and speaks to us like a family member when required.

Shiv Sena’s women’s wing is very strong – Urmila Matondkar

Shiv Sena’s women’s wing is very strong and I’m happy to be a part of it. I am proud to be a part of Mumbai and work on women’s and children’s issues. If my MLC is accepted, I would like to work on women’s and children’s issues.

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.

Urmila Matondkar Joins Shiv Sena

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday joined the Shiv Sena, nearly a month after her name was proposed by the party for one of the 12 nominated seats in the Maharashtra legislative Council. Urmila Matondkar, who had quit the Congress after contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, said she was impressed by the work undertaken by Uddhav Thackeray and his government.

Father of Shehla Rashid alleged that he was facing “Death Threat” from his Daughter

Father of Shehla Rashid, ex student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), on Monday alleged that he was facing “death threat” from his daughter. Her father, Abdul Rashid Shora, went on to lodge a complaint with the Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police. Shehla, however, rejected the allegations levelled against her.

My biological father making wild allegations against me – Shehla Rashid

Many of you must have come across a video of my biological father making wild allegations against me and my mum and sis. To keep it short and straight, he’s a wife-beater and an abusive, depraved man. We finally decided to act against him, and this stunt is a reaction to that.

She [Shehla Rashid] is receiving funds through hawala to foment trouble in Jammu-Kashmir – BJP’s Ravinder Raina

Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina has alleged that student activist Shehla Rashid received money through hawala to cause unrest in the erstwhile state. On Shehla Rashid’s father levelling allegations against her, after he accused her of having taken a huge amount of money for joining politics in Kashmir, BJP’s Ravinder Raina said, “She [Shehla Rashid] is receiving funds through hawala to foment trouble in Jammu-Kashmir.”

Ivanka Trump Shares Photos With PM Modi From India Visit

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, today shared several photos with Prime Minister Narendra Modi from her India visit three years ago on her Instagram and spoke about the “strong friendship” between the two countries. “As the world continues to battle COVID-19, our countries’ strong friendship in promoting global security, stability, and economic prosperity is more important than ever,” she captioned the post.

Supreme Court rejected Chanda Kochhar’s appeal against Bombay high court order

Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former ICICI Bank CEO and managing director Chanda Kochhar’s appeal against a Bombay high court order last year dismissing her plea against being removed as the bank’s chief. The top court refused to interfere with the order which dismissed the petition filed by Kochhar challenging her termination in connection with ICICI-Videocon case.

TMC Workers & Supporters are Raping Women – Agnimitra Paul, BJP Mahila Morcha President West Bengal

Rapes are taking place in the state every day. A six-year-old child was raped in Malda few days ago. Children aged between seven and eight are being raped. Do you know who are committing these rapes? In most of the cases, TMC workers and supporters are raping women. Didimoni (Mamata Banerjee) told them that I have failed to give you jobs so if you need any entertainment… go and rape. She said you go and rape women, and I will compensate them with money.

Police Complaint Filed against BJP West Bengal Leader Agnimitra Paul

A police complaint has been filed against state BJP Mahila Morcha president Agnimitra Paul for her derogatory remarks that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked her supporters to “rape women for entertainment”. The complaint was filed at Tamluk police station in East Midnapore district on Thursday. “We are looking into the complaint,” said a police officer as reported in media.

Urmila Matondkar to Join Shiv Sena in Presence of Uddhav & Aaditya Thackeray

As per media reports, actress Urmila Matondkar will formally join the Sena this week in the presence of party chief and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son and minister Aaditya. The party, according to insiders, has already nominated Matondkar for one of the 12 governor-nominated seats in the state legislative Council.

Kangana Ranaut called Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi “Kind Souls”

The amount of legal cases, abuses, insults, name calling I faced from Maharashtra government in these few months make Bollywood mafia and people like Aaditya Pancholi and Hrithik Roshan seem like kind souls… I wonder what is it about me that rattle people so much.

UP Governor Anandiben Patel signed Law against Unlawful Religious Conversions

The state’s ordinance on unlawful religious conversion was signed into a law by governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday. From now on, it is illegal to religiously convert a person unless a two months’ notice is given to the district magistrate declaring one’s intent to convert. On October 31, while speaking at an election rally in Jaunpur, the UP CM promised a strict law against ‘love jihad’.

There should be a dialogue between India and Pakistan – Mehbooba Mufti

When they can talk with China despite that they are grabbing our land in Ladakh, there should be a dialogue between India and Pakistan. Or is it that Pakistan is a Muslim country, that is why they don’t talk to them ?

I can actually drag them to court but Kangana does not want – Rangoli slams Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker

Here’s an important announcement, some people tried to spread misinformation during illegal demolition of our property at Pali hill…. Please be ware of such anti social elements … I will keep informing you all about such shameless fellows in future as well !! One thing I can’t ignore and want to say – when we were going through the most difficult time as a family I was deeply hurt to see B grade actors like Swara and Taapsee mocked and laughed at Kangana’s demolished house. They even went on to call the demolition legal. I can actually drag them to court but Kangana does not want any action against them. People please watch out for these frustrated, jealous and simply B-grade women, don’t believe anything they endorse about Kangana.

Indian films aren’t just about 4 film families – Kangana Ranaut

All the scrutiny/ bashing Bullydawood gang got is finally yielding some results, Indian films aren’t just about 4 film families, movie mafia gang is hiding in their houses and letting juries do their job and congratulations team Jallikattu.

I have been illegally Detained Yet Again – Mehbooba Mufti

I have been illegally detained yet again. Since two days, J&K administration has refused to allow me to visit party leader Waheed Ur Rehman’s family in Pulwama. He was arrested on baseless charges. Even my daughter placed under house arrest. BJP ministers and their puppets are allowed to move around in every corner of Kashmir but security is a problem only in my case.

BMC Demolition Action at Kangana’s Office had Malafide Intent – Bombay High Court

Bombay high court on Friday set aside the demolition notice sent to actor Kangana Ranaut by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation dated on September 7 and 9 — in what marked a victory for Ranaut. The high court said the demolition action at her office had malafide intent. The Court has quashed the demolition notice and added that Ranaut may take steps to make her property habitable and to regularise the same.

I was forced to take fungus-infected medicines in prison – Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice President and daughter of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz on Thursday accused the Imran Khan-led PTI government of forcing her to consume “rat-contaminated food” when she was imprisoned in the Punjab capital’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. According to Geo News, Maryam revealed this information in an informal conversation with journalists where she said that the medication given to her was “not fit for use at all”. “I was forced to take fungus-infected medicines in prison,” she claimed.

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.

Central Government is Treating Farmers as “Enemy of the State” – Harsimrat Kaur Badal

The central government is treating farmers as “enemy of the State”, SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged, condemning the use of force to stop them from marching towards Delhi in protest against the Centre’s farm laws. Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet in September in protest against three farm sector bills, which later got the President’s assent after being passed by Parliament. She was the Union minister for food processing industries.

Farmers led by Medha Patkar have been stopped from entering Uttar Pradesh

Hundreds of farmers led by Medha Patkar have been stopped from entering Uttar Pradesh near the Saiyan village in Agra district close to the Rajasthan border. The agitating farmers from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were headed for Delhi to join the demonstration against the farm laws. Police and senior administrative officials from Agra and Rajasthan’s Dholpur have been holding discussions with the protesters to allow the traffic movement. A long queue of vehicles from both sides disrupted the traffic movement.

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.

Security for Women is Worst in West Bengal – Kailash Vijayvargiya

BJP leaders have been protesting against alleged lawlessness in Bengal under the Mamata Banerjee government. BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday claimed that security for women is the worst in the state. He said that one set of laws is applicable in the whole country “barring here, where only TMC’s rules prevail”.

Sadhvi Prachi alleged that former Vice President Hamid Ansari helped Pakistan carry out a terrorist attack in India

Right-wing leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday levelled allegations on former Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch an investigation against him. Speaking to reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad, Prachi alleged that Ansari, while holding the position of the Vice President, had given India’s intelligence information to Pakistani agency ISI to help carry out a terrorist attack in India.

Those who insult the tricolour are traitors – Sadhvi Prachi

Speaking on Article 370, Sadhvi Prachi said that former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti should let go of her dream to bring back Article 370 and urged her to ‘stop making people of Kashmir mad’. “Kashmiris are enjoying freedom. Those who insult the tricolour are traitors and I don’t want to say anything to these people,” added Prachi.