“On the cricket field, if a player keeps raising questions about the umpire’s decisions...you can assume that there’s a problem with (his/her) game….Didi used to believe in the same security forces and Election Commission but she is defaming them today," Modi said.
Mahua Moitra interview: "There are many leaders who feel they did not get what they wanted out of the TMC. They have now gone to the BJP, which is generous in its incentive structure. Either they try and lure you with cash or they try and scare you with agencies."
The BJP will implement the Ayushman Bharat healthcare and PM-Kisan scheme in the state, as well as clear due arrears, and provide 'free KG to PG' education for all women and free travel for them in public transport, the manifesto says.
The selection of candidates has led to large-scale protests across the state in almost every district, and the anger that has manifested itself in the streets is not just for having given tickets to those who joined the BJP recently. Infighting within the BJP has also sparked protests after the release of the list.
Addressing a public meeting in Purulia, Modi promised jobs, education and development if the BJP is voted to power for “double engine” growth — in the state and Centre — and took a swipe at the TMC election slogan of ‘Khela hobe’ (Game on).
Citing the 10th Schedule of the Constitution which says that a nominated Rajya Sabha member stands to be disqualified if he or she joins any political party, the TMC said it will be writing to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for Dasgupta's disqualification from the Upper House.
In his letter to the EC, the former state minister and Mamata Banerjee's protege, Suvendu Adhikari, claimed that she had suppressed information about five cases filed against her in Assam and another by the CBI in West Bengal.
Senior party leaders Shiv Prakash, Mukul Roy and Arjun Singh were heckled by a section of irate party workers who were demanding change in party candidates of several Assembly seats. Angry party workers even tried to break into the party office but were stopped by police.