This is Rahul Gandhi’s first birthday since he took over the reins of the Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi.
Politics in Bengal is about total domination by Party, irrespective of party in power.
A pre-poll national alliance, as opposed to regional alliances, is not consistent with the autonomous aspirations of people. If it hasn’t happened naturally in the past, the BJP is now making it happen by usurping the rights of the states as it did in Delhi.
Kejriwal and three of his ministers have been sitting in at the office of Delhi’s lieutenant governor for the past week to press their demand that the L-G should get the capital’s striking government officials back to work.
Mamata Banerjee, Pinarayi Vijayan, N Chandrababu Naidu and H D Kumaraswamy had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of the NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting and urged the Centre to resolve the issue.
“I readily agreed to be featured in the campaign on being asked by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to dispel misgivings among people about buying meat and be careful to check its freshness before purchase,” Prosenjit Chatterjee said.
AAP dharna HIGHLIGHTS: The four CM’s had sought an appointment with the L-G but were refused permission. “We were told that the LG is not at home. Our demand is very simple: Sort out the issue, let the elected government work,” Naidu told reporters.
Stepping up the attack on the PM, Raghav Chadha said, “Stopping democratically elected CM of West Bengal from meeting her counterpart, democratically elected CM of Delhi is extremely petty. Shows the insecurity of PM Modi.”
The BJP and some other organisations have been accusing the Bengal CM of indulging in appeasement of Muslims for political reasons.
The state government has been preparing a databank on fake news circulated on social media in West Bengal and other parts of the country in the past couple of years, besides keeping records of past offenders while framing the new law, the official said.
As heads of other states also expressed their unwillingness to attend it due to the same reason, Niti Aayog shifted the meeting by a day.
“Expenditure on physical infrastructure in state has increased almost four-fold since 2011,” Mamata Banerjee wrote on her Facebook page. The CM also stated that her government has sanctioned Rs 18,000 crore for infrastructure development projects.
Mamata Banerjee, who held six portfolios, also took charge of Tribal Development. The portfolio was previously held by James Kujur, who was among the ministers dropped Tuesday.
“In this year’s NEET exam, students from our state could not perform well because of problems in translation. English and Bengali question papers were different. They are not giving priority to regional needs,” Mamata Banerjee said.
On May 30, Trilochon’s body was found along with a message, written on his T-shirt as well as on a paper attached to it, saying he was killed for daring to join the BJP. He had gone missing the evening before.