TMC Councillor Subhas Basu and his wife Sharmistha Basu have sent the notice asking Dutta to tender his apology within three days or face a defamation suit. Dutta has allegedly hurled corruption charges against the TMC councillor in several WhatsApp groups.
At a meeting of party MLAs — her first since the Lok Sabha polls in which the BJP won 18 of the 42 seats in the state — Mamata told them to gear up for the Assembly elections in 2021 and exuded confidence that her party will regain power for the third time.
The BJP received a the maximum donations of Rs 915.596 crore from 1731 corporate donors, forming up to 94 per cent of its total donations. Congress, on the other hand, received just Rs 55.36 crore as corporate funding.
The decision was made at an emergency meeting of BMC councillors who urged party supremo Mamata Banerjee to take a call on Dutta's fate in the party. Senior TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim was present at the meeting.
The Indian Express spoke to residents in 12 villages across Hooghly, Bardhaman and Birbhum, to find a deep sense of anger and despair at the “system”, which is so well entrenched that there are “fixed rates” for specific schemes, ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 25,000.
Tweets have been doing the rounds quoting a Washington Monthly article alleging that the TMC parliamentarian had lifted parts of her speech in the Lok Sabha from an article published on "12 early warning signs of fascism", which referred to the US and President Donald Trump.
Last week, nearly 50 people were injured in a clash between two groups, allegedly supporters of BJP and TMC, in Keshpur area West Medinipur. Political violence continues to rock Bengal since the Lok Sabha polls result.
Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Tuesday arrested by the CBI after questioning in the Rose Valley chit fund scam case. The arrest came soon after another party MP Tapas Pal, accused in the same case, was sent to police custody. Bandyopadhyay told media, “I said I will come to face CBI interrogation to know what is […]
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Kolkata, Jan 17 (ANI): Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien on Sunday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over dirty communal politics and their attempt to polarise the electorate. He added that the BJP was trying to change the narrative of development in West Bengal, but he was sure that the people in the state would give them a befitting answer.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after posters praising West Bengal were seen in New Delhi on Sunday. He said that instead of pasting posters in the national capital, Trinamool Congress (TMC) should paste them in Malda or in places where communal clashes are taking place. He added that TMC should stop taking advantage of communal tensions.
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New Delhi 06 Jan (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rahul Sinha on Wednesday alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Idris Ali's statement is a publicity stunt. The leader was confident that if investigated, there will be links of Idris with terrorist outfits functioning outside India. The National Secretary of BJP also demanded an apology either from the TMC party or from its leader.
New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday countered Trinamool Congress leader Idris Ali's statement and said that he is mentally sick. He described the speech as means to disturb the peace of the society. Idris had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having links with terrorists in regard to the recent Pathankot terror attack.