18 - 09 - 2018

Chamling Breaks Joyti Basu’s Record

KOLKATA, April 29.2018:Record was made by West Bengal late chief minister Joyti Basu as longest serving  chief minister.  Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling broke the record.  

Due to Left Front consecutive win, Jyothi Basu was chief minister  for 23 years 137 days. On Sunday Chamling broke the record. He is in power from 1994 December 12.

Former chief minister  of Tripura, Manik Sarkar was in the race of breaking Jyoti Basu’s record. But defeat of Left Front in assembly election, Manik Sarkar is out of the race of breaking the record of longest serving chief minister. Now Sikkim chief minister broke the record.

Left Front came to power in 21 June, 1977, Jyoti Basu became chief minister of West Bengal. He was  chief minister till 5 November,2000 ( 23 years  4 months). So Jyoti Basu created record in the country as longest serving chief minister.

It was thought Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar will break the record as he compeleted 20 years in power without break. But on 3 March (Saturday), 2018 Left Front lost the assembly election in Tripura to BJP – IPFT alliance. So Manik Sarkar failed to break the record of Jyoti Basu.        

 Sikkim the state of flowers, Red Panda and Buddhist dominated  became a part of India in 1975. Congress came in power, than Sikkim Janata Parishad and Sikkim Sangram Parishad. Sikkim had five ministers, among them Nar Bahadur Bhandari was chief minister for two terms.

18 CPM Leader Convicted In Murder Case Before Panchayat Election

Bardhaman, April 18,2018: East-Bardhaman district CPM is in massive unease just before the panchayat election. Bardhaman district Court has verdicted 18 people accused in connection with the death incident of two Trinamool Congress supporters. Bardhaman court will sentence their punishment on Wednesday.

The first additional district judge will verdict the punishments. According to the court source, a group of armed CPM supporters led by Milan Malik attacked the TMC supporters in September 14 of 2010 in Jamalpur Muidipur Market.

The incident left critically injured Saheb Santra, Shayamapada Dey, Shyamal Das, Sailen Karmakar, Anil Malik, Dinabandhu Santra. They were under treatment in Bardhaman Medical College.

On the other hand, CPM supporters set fire in many TMC supportes house. On the same day, few CPM supporters made massive attack in Reshalatpur of Jamalpur area.

Mamata Wishes People On Of Poila Baishaki

KOLKATA, April 15,2018 : West Bengal chief Minister on Saturday wished the nation on the occasions of Poila Baishaki. Wishing people on Baishaki, Mamata tweeted that ‘May the cheerful festival of Baisakhi bring in good times and happiness. Wish you all Happy Baisakhi.’

Like every year, this year too. Poila Boishakh or the Bengali New Year is celebrated in the city with much fervour and enthusiasm by both Bengalis and non-Bengalis. Various cultural and art performances are organised for a few days.

Thousands of devotees thronged Dakshineswar Kali temple seeking blessings for prosperity. Traders opened new account books popular as “Haal Khata” following the rituals observed during “Poila Baisakh”.



WB Governor Looks Into Panchayat Polls Violence

KOLKATA, April 8, 2018 : West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday said that he has heard the version of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other political parties in the recent incidents of violence during filling of nominations for Panchayat polls in the state.

However, he refused to reveal the action taken in the incidents. Talking to media, Tripathi said, “I have heard TMC’s version and that of other political parties. I will not disclose what action I will take.”

Amid continuous clashes between workers of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress workers and opposition parties over filing nominations for upcoming panchayat polls.

However, clashes were reported in Birbhum, Murshidabad and Coochbehar districts over filing of nominations for rural polls to be held in first week of May.

A rally led by state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury in Murshidabad’s Kandi area was attacked by unidentified miscreants and later party’s supporters’ gheraod local police station demanding arrests of culprits.

BJP leader Mukul Roy also alleged that the outsiders were brought by the Trinamool to deter their party candidates from filing nominations.

According to police, outsiders from Jharkhand entered into the district creating violence and additional forces were deployed whenever there is report of untoward incident.


Panchayat Polls: BJP TMC Clash While Filing Poll Names

BirBhum,March 4,2018:Clashes broke out across the districts on Tuesday, the very day of filing nominations for Bengal’s rural polls, as the last day of filing nominations on April 9.

BJP alleged that Trinamool toughs thronged the BDO offices and beat up opponents when they went to collect nomination papers or submit them in Birbhum, East Midnapore, Hooghly and Cooch Behar. In Birbhum’s Sainthia,Siuri, Labhpur there was violence as a fallout of a Trinamool factional feud.

Tension had been building up in Birbhum’s Labhpur since Sunday night, when Trinamool supporters allegedly laid siege on a local BJP party office, leaving five injured. On Monday, BJP leaders complained that their candidates were driven out of the Ahmedpur block office in Sainthia when they went to file their nomination papers.


TMC, BJP Battle Over ‘Ram Navami’ Rallies In Bengal

KOLKATA, March 25,2018:  The ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition BJP organised rallies and colourful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in various parts of the state on Sunday.

In Kolkata, several Ram Navami rallies were organised by members of the Sangh Parivar. The TMC, in a bid to counter the rallies by the BJP and Sangh affiliates, took out colourful processions and organised Ram Puja in various parts of the state.

Colourful processions with saffron flags and posters were taken out with participants shouting slogans hailing Lord Rama.

The programmes are being organised under the banner of Rama Navami Utjapan Samity (Organisation for the celebration of Rama Navami). Dilip Ghosh himself took part in Ram Navami celebrations in Kharagpur area of West Midnapore district.

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy, along with state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu, took part in Ram Navami rallies at Baghbazar and Ram Leela maidan.

To celebrate Ram Navami, huge rallies were taken out in Nadia, Birbhum, Bakura, East Midnapore, Purulia, Burdwan, North and South 24 Parganas, Coochbehar, North and South Dinajpur districts.

The TMC too organised rallies in various parts of the state with senior ministers like Firhad Hakim, Sadhan Pande seen taking part in these rallies. The TMC had said earlier this month it would observe Ram Navami in several districts with huge rallies.