Bengal panchayat polls: Of the 115 gram panchayat seats in Lalgarh, the TMC has sitting candidates in 100. Bonobihari Roy, 74, the president of the Trinamool’s Lalgarh block, says they had to ask many of their sitting panchayat leaders to make away as they had “looted money and done nothing for the people”.
West Bengal panchayat elections: “The fact that three major political parties (BJP, CPI(M) and Congress) have ganged up against the TMC, speaks volumes about the strength of the party,” TMC leader MM Hossain said.
“They (contract killers) have done a recce in and around my house. But I am not scared. Those unable to fight me politically are doing this,’’ Mamata Banerjee said.
In 2015, the government had announced free treatment for all patients (from Bengal and outside) at five state hospitals.
The announcement came after the Calcutta High Court left it to the government and the SEC to decide on security arrangements for the polls while hoping they would be free, fair and peaceful.
Palash Dutta, the storekeeper at the Bangur Institute of Neurosciences (BIN), had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 3 lakh from Mandals family for completing the paperwork required for getting a sanction for the stent, costing Rs 7 lakh.
The play takes a dig at the Opposition, mainly ‘Lal Party” – or the CPI(M) — and calls the BJP (the party is also called ‘Bharat Jalao Party’ and ‘Manush Jalao Party’ in the play) a divisive force.
An SIT was formed by the West Bengal government to probe the matter after sleuths seized 20 tonnes of rotten meat, meant to be supplied to eateries and departmental stores of the state from a cold storage in central Kolkata.
Union minister Babul Supriyo and other party leaders from the state, including Mukul Roy, Rupa Ganguly and Rahul Sinha, hit out at the Mamata Banerjee government. Supriyo said that the state government was inching towards becoming a fit case for dismissal.
“The Congress was wrong to give an impeachment notice against the CJI. The Congress wanted us to support it. But we did not, because we knew there was no merit in it,” Mamata Banerjee said.
“Congress was wrong to move impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra. The Congress wanted us to support it. But we did not,” the TMC chief told a news channel a day after Naidu rejected the impeachment notice.
On Sunday, while addressing party workers in North 24 Parganas district, Dilip Ghosh had allegedly threatened to turn children of TMC workers into “orphans” if attacks on BJP members continued in the state.
“Where Bengal achieved a surplus of 3 per cent in March, 2018, the country as a whole registered a revenue deficit of 17.9%in March 2018,” Mamata Banerjee said.
West Bengal panchayat elections: The term of the panchayat bodies ends in August and according to the original schedule polls are to be held on May 1, 3 and 5 with results on May 8.
“It is essential to preserve our heritage for our future generations,” she added.Kolkata houses over 800 heritage buildings, which is among the highest in Indian cities, Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials said.