Terming it a man made flood, Mamata said she spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the current situation and requested him to ensure DVC does not release any more water.
The rally was announced after Income Tax department conducted raids at 22 places in Delhi in connection with alleged ‘benami property’ case involving Lalu and his family. She had said that she would attend the rally along with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
According to state irrigation department senior official, nearly 106 blocks in southern part of West Bengal have been inundated and around 50 relief camps have been opened in Hooghly, Howrah, Bankura, Birbhum and North and South 24 Parganas districts.
Some of the other recommendations included — removing English, Urdu and Arabic words, a couplet by Mirza Ghalib; extracts from painter M F Hussain’s autobiography; references to the Mughal emperors as benevolent, to the BJP as a “Hindu” party, and to the National Conference as “secular” among others.
During the 20-minute meeting here, Banerjee apprised Singh about the security situation in the hill district and the steps taken by her government to bring back normalcy in the region, an official privy to the meeting said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee apprised Singh about the security situation in the hill district and the steps taken by her government to bring back normalcy in the region, an official privy to the meeting said.
Mamata Banerjee said that the state government has already started distribution of relief materials including tarpaulin to different districts.
The move comes a day after Mamata called for a national alliance before the Lok Sabha elections to oust BJP from power, while offering to back any party, which is opposed to the ruling party at the Centre.
Prakash Javadekar’s remarks came after Banerjee yesterday called for the ouster of the BJP from the country for “failure on all fronts” and announced an ‘Oust BJP from India’ programme from August 9.
Commenting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s ‘oust the BJP’ call at a public rally on Friday, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the saffron party came to power at the Centre and 18 states through a democratic process.
Mamata Banerjee announced ‘BJP Bharat Charo’ programme in Bengal which will be held from August 9 to August 30, where workers would take out rallies and hold public meetings highlighting the BJP government’s failure throughout Bengal.
The annual Martyr’s Day rally in Kolkata has been a show of strength for several years now. In the past, Mamata has used the occasion to send out messages to the party rank and file.
Prasad was apparently referring to the deployment of army and central forces in the north Bengal hills, which have been singed by violence for over a month now over the renewed demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.
“I have asked TMC MPs to look into the matter. While I don’t know the exact details, the way in which people from Bengal are being treated by the BJP administration in UP is unfortunate and against Indian ethos,” Mamata Banerjee said
“This is a vote for resistance. We will continue to speak for the people. There are some parties which still support the BJP,’’ Mamata Banerjee said