19 - 11 - 2018

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.

 

CM Meets KCR, Keeps Alliance Door Ajar

KOLKATA, March 20, 2018: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Mamata Banerjee on Monday, 19 March, to build efforts for a non-Congress, non-BJP platform ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Calling the proposed Third Front a ‘Federal Front’, Rao underlined the need for an alternative agenda that was “not just a coalition of political parties”. Banerjee welcomed Rao’s alternative initiative, but didn’t commit to the non-Congress path that he has been pursuing.

Banerjee hailed the talks as a good beginning. “Politics is a continuous process and we have started a dialogue. Let us approach other parties also. We are in no hurry. Rao has expressed his views like Rahul Gandhi did on Sunday,” she said, leaving the door ajar for future developments.

The Bengal CM didn’t mince words while responding to the BJP’s assertion that the party can take on the opposition even if they come together.

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Bengal Business Environment Is Satisfactory: CII-PwC

KOLKATA, March 18,2018: Business environment  in  Bengal is satisfactory  feels majority of businesses including small, medium and large scale operating in the state.

This is according to ‘Doing Business in West Bengal Made Easy March 2018’, a CII-PwC report launched at the Conference on “Rebuild East, Invest in Development” organised by CII coinciding with its Eastern Region Meeting in Kolkata on Saturday.

According to the report, a number of businesses based out of Bengal, which are looking to expand their branches/manufacturing units across multiple regions, have reposed their faith in the state stating that Bengal is economically growing. CII-PwC report further states that while quality infrastructure is available in major cities and towns, focus should also be given on “connecting the industrial belt and having industrial corridors in place”.

“At a time when there is a competition between States to go up the EODB ladder, it is great to note that West Bengal emerged as a forerunner and is racing much ahead of many others in the ranking,” Smita Pandit Chakraborty, Immediate Past Chairperson, CII West Bengal State Council, said.

“The state has already been able to ensure a significant shift in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) ranking. Dissemination of web-based information has been the key to the success of attracting investors and rejuvenating the small scale sector in the state,” said Avijit Mukerji, Chairman, CII West Bengal State Council.

Tripura model can only oust Mamata govt, thinks West Bengal BJP

KOLKATA, March 4, 2018:  Left Front lost power in Tripura due to poor  “ booth management” said a comrade unwilling to tell name.

On the other hand  jubilant saffron party said by deleting thousands of fake voters Manik Sarkar government was overthrown after 25 years.

Mukul and Dilip duo is planning to oust the Trinamool government  from  Bengal by applying  the same strategy of Tripura model.       

BJP mahila morcha state president Locket Chatterjee said, “ Like Tripura model next  panchayat election will held here. Then it will be clear whether people are with them ( Trinamool) or not”.

She also claimed “ Once the fake voters are deleted then defeat of  Trinamool is confirmed. We will do booth management here like Tripura”