Another Bengal PAC chief appointment, another BJP-TMC dust-up

West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee appointed BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani as PAC chairperson. The BJP opposed the Speaker’s move tooth and nail as the post is allotted to an Opposition nominee as per convention. A week after Krishnangar Uttar MLA Mukul Roy stepped down from the post, citing ill health, the Speaker on Monday appointed the new PAC chief.
#BimanBanerjee #BengalPAC #News #Politics


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CAA will be implemented before 2024 Lok Sabha polls says Bengal BJP chief...

Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar says CAA will be implemented before 2024 polls. Ruling Trinamool Congress said it would never allow its implementation in the state. CAA had been a major poll plank of the BJP during the 2019 Lok Sabha and 2021 assembly elections.
#SukantaMajumdar #BengalBJP #Lok #News #Politics


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'Kaali to Me is Meat-eating, Alcohol-accepting Goddess': TMC MP Mahua...

TMC MP Mahua Moitra said the goddess, to her, was “meat-eating, alcohol-accepting goddess’s’. ‘You have the freedom to imagine your goddess. There are some places where whiskey is offered to gods and in some other places it would be blasphemy,” she said.
#MahuaMoitra #TMC #PeopleSociety


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Evening brief: TMC seeks probes into ‘presence of terrorist at BJP meet’

TMC seeks probes into 'presence of terrorist at BJP meet' and killing of tailor in Rajasthan's Udaipur. At least six injured as miscreants hurl crude bombs, open fire in Uttar Pradesh. England pull off highest-successful run chase in Test cricket to defeat India by seven wickets.
#TMC #Rajasthan #News


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TMC seeks probes into ‘presence of terrorist at BJP meet’, Udaipur hate crime

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress demands independent judicial probes into the alleged presence of a terrorist. The TMC leader Sashi Panja displayed a photo purportedly showing Talib Hussain, the arrested terrorist, with BJP leaders including Union home minister Amit Shah. He claimed this exposed the BJP’s connections with terrorists.
#SashiPanja #TrinamoolCongress #WestBengal #News #Politics #LawGovernment


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Mamata Banerjee slams opposition party: ‘BJP targets those who fight for people’

Mamata Banerjee batted for dynasty politics, an issue that the BJP often raises to criticise opposition parties. The BJP often refer to the “pisi-bhaipo combination” (referring to Mamata and her nephew, TMC MP Abhishek Banerrie) in the TMC.
#MamataBanerjee #BJP #Sports #TeamSports #Cricket


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Mamata batting for Murmu betrays fear of BJP inroads in Bengal tribal vote bank

Mamata Banerjee says tribal leader Droupadi Murmu could have been a 'consensus candidate' for the NDA. The West Bengal Chief Minister said she will go by Opposition parties' decision. The TMC chief’s startling remarks came a day after ‘Hul Diwas’ marking the 1855 Santhal uprising.
#Mamata #BJP #Bengal #News #Politics


3 days ago

BJP has direct links to Udaipur murder: Abhishek Banerjee

Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee tweets photos of one of the accused in the brutal killing of the tailor, Kanhaiya Lal in the Rajasthan city. The accused is seen allegedly in the company of local BJP leaders at functions held in the past. TMC leader tweets that the saffron party is spewing hatred to divide the nation.
#AbhishekBanerjee #TrinamoolCongress #Rajasthan #News #Politics #SensitiveSubjects


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'Will she dump YS?': BJP on Mamata Banerjee's 'support' for Droupadi Murmu

Mamata Banerjee said former Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu could’ve been the consensus choice of all political parties to be the next President of India. The BJP asked on Saturday if this was a sign that TMC would dump Sinha, the joint opposition’s candidate, in the July 18 polls.
#MamataBanerjee #BJP #Jharkhand #News #Politics #LawGovernment


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Mamata Banerjee says NDA's Murmu 'more likely to become President'; cites...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Droupadi Murmu’s chances of winning the polls are higher considering the recent political developments in Maharashtra which led to the downfall of the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA regime. TMC leader further added that the BJP did not consider discussing with the Opposition before declaring Murmu's name as their Presidential candidate.
#MamataBanerjee #NDA #WestBengal #News #Politics


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West Bengal: BJP to hold rallies in Howrah to counter TMC’s Martyrs’ Day event

BJP says it will hold rallies in Howrah district to pay homage to its workers killed in post-poll violence in West Bengal. The party will compensate 21 Hindu traders whose shops were vandalised. The July 21 Martyrs’ Day rally is TMC’s flagship annual political event.
#BJP #Martyrs’Day #Hindu #WestBengal #News #Politics


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Murmu has better chances to win president polls after Maharashtra...

Mamata Banerjee said opposition parties might have considered backing NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader of the saffron party from Odisha, had the BJP held a discussion with them before fielding her. The TMC supremo said that she will go by what the opposition parties decide.
#Murmu #NDA #Maharashtra #News #Politics


4 days ago

Murmu Has Better Chances to Win Presidential Polls After Maha Development,...

Mamata Banerjee said opposition parties might have considered backing NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu. West Bengal Chief Minister said a consensus candidate is always better for the country. Non-BJP parties, including Congress and TMC, have named former Union minister Yashwant Sinha as joint nominee.
#Murmu #NDA #Bengal #News #Politics


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Bengal Governor Dhankhar triggers storm, appoints Rabindra Bharati...

Jagdeep Dhankhar has appointed Mahua Mukherjee, a professor in the department of dance of Rabindra Bharati University as its next vice-chancellor. The governor is the current chancellor of the state-run universities by dint of his office. TMC state spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the governor has once again proved he does not believe in democratic principles.
#Dhankhar #RabindraBharatiUniversity #Bengal #LawGovernment #Government


4 days ago

Bengal Governor Dhankhar asks Mamata to withdraw jihad against BJP remark

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asked Chief Minister to withdraw her alleged comment declaring that the Trinamool Congress will observe July 21 as a day of against the BJP. Banerjee allegedly made the statement at a programme in Asansol on Tuesday. TMC marks July 21 every year in memory of 13 Youth Congress workers who were killed allegedly in police firing during a rally in 1993.
#Dhankhar #BJP #Bengal #News #Politics #LawGovernment


5 days ago

Civic bypoll results declared: TMC wins 4 out of 6 wards, also sweeps...

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) won four of a total of six wards while the Congress and the CPM won one ward each. The civic body bypolls were held on June 26. The TMC also swept the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad polls (subdivisional council election)
#TMC #News #Politics


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'Corrupt, Puppet Govt': Abhishek Launches TMC Membership Drive in Meghalaya,...

Abhishek Banerjee launched a membership drive in Meghalaya for his party that is looking to enlarge its national presence, particularly in the Northeast. The TMC national general secretary issued a phone number, 9687796877, a missed call on which will make a person a member of the TMC. This same exercise was carried out by the BJP in West Bengal where Trinamool is in power.
#Abhishek #TMC #Meghalaya #News #Politics #LawGovernment


5 days ago

West Bengal: Anit Thapa’s new outfit BGPM sweeps Gorkhaland Territorial...

Anit Thapa’s newly-launched outfit Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) swept the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election. The GJM had boycotted the election held on June 26. The GTA was formed in 2011 to govern Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong.
#AnitThapa #BGPM #WestBengal #PeopleSociety


6 days ago

Trinamool Congress MPs to cast vote in presidential election in Bengal not Parliament

Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said TMC MPs will cast their vote in the presidential election on July 18 in the West Bengal legislative assembly instead of using facilities created in Parliament. The Election Commission has given 10 days to MPs to exercise their choice on the place of voting. Yashwant Sinha on Monday filed his nomination papers for the July 18 election.
#SudipBandyopadhyay #TrinamoolCongress #Bengal #News #Politics #LawGovernment


6 days ago

TMC worker shot dead in Kharagpur, six detained: Police

Venkat Rao (42), a local businessman and a resident of Kharagpur Municipality, was standing near Mata Mandir in the Old Settlement area. Two-three persons astride a scooter with their faces covered fired at him and fled the scene. The victim sustained seven bullet injuries, including on his chest, back and legs.
#VenkatRao #TMC #Kharagpur #SensitiveSubjects #LawGovernment #PublicSafety


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