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“Cooch Behar was never a part of India and now we have to bow our heads to rules and regulations that aren’t ours…we have adapted to the Constitution and democracy but it is not in our blood…we want our lost glory back, ” said Ananta Rai, ‘Maharaja’ of Cooch Behar.
The incident took place on Tuesday night.
Speaking to The Indian Express, several poll officials recounted the circumstances under which they have been working since the polling began last month, with many claiming that the work often puts their “lives at risk”.
The rally at Park Circus Maidan is widely being seen as confirmation of reports that the understanding was a brainchild of CPM veterans Bhattacharjee and Surjya Kanta Mishra.
Sonia, while claiming that the Mamata government had given false hopes to the people, said in the 2011 polls, Congress had entered into an alliance with the Trinamool in the hope that the Bengal would see true development.
The Indian Express met a few locals, who had either been victims or had witnessed violence on October 3, 2015.
Though an unprecedented presence of central forces’ personnel prevented any major violence — parties, across the spectrum, remained on tenterhooks. Never before, they claimed, had voters been this “covert”.
Finance minister Amit Mitra takes on predecessor Asim Dasgupta.
In Trinamool Congress’ election campaign, it clocks itself in as a major plank through which the party has projected Bidhannagar as the “model of development”.
Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya’s daughter, the 47-year-old single mother will represent the Trinamool Congress from Bally, which will go to polls on Monday. In all, there are 1.4 lakh voters in Bally, which saw a turnout of 73.78 per cent in the 2011 Assembly polls.
Man behind the 2011 TMC-Cong alliance, speaks to The Indian Express.
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said he will raise the issue of the morphed picture in the Parliament session beginning on Monday.
Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind’s state unit chief Siddiqullah Chowdhury tells The Indian Express why he has aligned with Trinamool Congress.
Ghosh added that they were also keeping a close watch on the situation and report to the Election Commission if there is any form of disturbance.
Protima will work with the EC-appointed polling agents in the booth, as as local representative.
Mollah was showcaused based on a complaint filed by BJP’s Asim Sarkar and Jayprakash Majumder who said the leader has not only insulted Ganguly but every woman in the state.
One accused awarded life term, three others get five years in jail.
A local property broker claimed land prices in the area have gone up by almost 60 per cent. “We make about two to three deals every month,” he added.
Oram had created history after becoming India’s first tribal affairs minister in the Vajpayee government in 1999.
Matigara-Naxalbari constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes. The Congress was in alliance with TMC when Malakar won in 2011; it has partnered the Left now.