The Union Minister of State for tourism in the Manmohan Singh government, Ahmed was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia on a Trinamool Congress ticket.
Sultan Ahmed was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) on a Trinamool Congress ticket. “Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed,” Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I am indebted to the people for this victory and I thank them. Those who were scrambling for the third or fourth position secured only 0.1 per cent of the votes and got no seats.”
West Bengal civic polls: The BJP remained second after it won four out of sixteen wards in Dhupguri Municipality and one ward each in Panskura and Buniadpur municipalities.
In 18-member strong Panskura municipality, the Trinamool Congress was leading in 7 wards, BJP leading in 1 ward and Left Front in two wards. The TMC was also leading in 10 wards of the Durgapur Municipal Corporation, which has 43 wards under it.
“This is nothing new. We have seen such things before also. Whenever the BJP faces any sort of opposition, they will use the CBI, ED, Income Tax against opposition parties. This is the BJP’s true colour,” TMC’s secretary general and West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee said.
Times Now, in its report, said it accessed ‘’a series of documents that suggest’’ Abhishek’s company received payments worth Rs 1 crore when he was director. The report said Mamata had staged protests in 2009, demanding arrest of Raj Kishore Modi.
Sources in the Congress said Trinamool has conveyed that it would support the Congress for the sixth seat, which is falling vacant if it fields Bhattacharya, who is retiring next month, or former Speaker Meira Kumar. Bhattacharya is a former PCC president.
Mamata sees in Muslims a solid 27 pc vote bank that can keep her in power. BJP sees in Hindus an ‘ignored group’ that can be its springboard. As Basirhat joins a string of communal clashes in West Bengal, The Indian Express looks at the underlying politics.
West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose said that by demanding President’ rule in Bengal, the BJP and the RSS were only laying bare their game plan.
Five of them have said they’ll support NDA’s candidate in Presidential polls. While this means that BJP will have a presence in Tripura for the first time, ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls, party leaders said BJP has also decided to “learn from its mistakes in Bengal”.
A similar clash had taken place earlier on June 23, when the groups had allegedly fought over control of auto routes in the area, damaging houses and vehicles in the process.
His lawyer submitted a letter saying Ahmed was undergoing treatment and the CBI could question him on June 22 in hospital
The councillor ward 91 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation claimed that the “goons” have been terrorising locals since June 5 and repeated complaints to the police had yielded no result.
The Left claimed CM Mamata Banerjee had reached a ‘secret understanding’ with PM Modi to shield TMC leaders whose name figured in the Narada case.