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.
West Bengal civic poll results: The victories in the civic bodies come nearly a year after the Trinamool Congress returned to power in the state winning 211 out of 294 seats.
The FIR also mentioned “unknown persons” and CBI officials claimed there were “many others who were a part of the conspiracy but were not shown in the footage’’.
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The MPs included Mukul Roy, Dinesh Trivedi, Derek O’Brien, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Kalyan Banerjee, Saugata Roy, Subrata Bakshi and Dola Sen.
An Indigo flight carrying Mamata Banerjee and other passengers from Patna to Kolkata had hovered for over half an hour in the city sky due to technical reasons before landing at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
After circling over Kolkata for 32 minutes, the plane finally landed at 8:45 PM.
TMC also announced a series of party programs from November 28 to December 2 against the demonetisation decision of the Centre.
Jagmeet Brar clarified that “neither I nor any of my supporters had joined AAP.”