“I have extended a hearty invitation to the Hon’ble President to visit Kolkata,” she said. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the national capital to attend a meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.
On the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched ‘BJP Bharat Choro’ campaign and raised ‘BJP Hatao, Desh Bachao’ slogan. She said democracy and secularism in the country are under threat.
“The BJP is trying to divide the country and our society. They are also trying to flare up violence and unrest in the hills,” said CM Mamata Banerjee. “There is no difference between the CPI(M) and the BJP on this,” she said
Mamata Banerjee had earlier called for a national alliance before Lok Sabha polls to oust the BJP from power. She had said that West Bengal is ready to back anyone who opposes the BJP. Banerjee had also called for ‘BJP Bharat Choro’ programme from August 7.
“This is an open and shut case of corruption and quid pro quo…and therefore, she (Mamata) has lost her moral right to rule and she has to give convincing answers, otherwise she has to resign,” Javadekar said
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey claimed the subsequent railway ministers, including Mamata Banerjee, did not take any action against this alleged irregularity
Congress candidate Pradip Bhattacharya and CPI(M)-led Left Front candidate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya filed their nominations on Friday. When asked to comment on the Left Front too fielding a candidate, Banerjee said, “Why are they saying apolitical? He is not an apolitical person.”
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.