25 - 03 - 2019

"Headless Agency Has Now Become Spineless BJP": Mamata Banerjee On CBI

Kolkata, Jan 25, 2019:Describing the CBI as one of the "allies" of the BJP-led central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday alleged that the centre was using the agency to harass the opposition parties across the country.

She called the CBI, which was yet to get a new director, "headless" and said it has now become a "spineless BJP".

"So political vendetta continues. BJP & its ''allies'' comprising multiple govt agencies harassing all allies of Oppn from Kol to Delhi & beyond," Ms Banerjee tweeted.

She also doubted whether the BJP was "scared" and using the agencies in a "desperate" move.

"From @yadavakhilesh to Behen Mayawati Ji, nobody is spared. From north to south. From east to west. Political vendetta by BJP. Are they scared? Are they desperate? One headless agency has now become spineless BJP," she added.

The CBI registered a new case against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and others over alleged irregularities in land allocation in Gurgaon in 2009 and carried out searches at multiple locations in Delhi and nearby areas on Friday.

The CBI Thursday arrested renowned Bengali film producer Shrikant Mohta in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam, sources said.

Mr Mohta, considered close to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, allegedly duped Rose Valley of Rs. 25 crore.

The CBI is without a full-time director as the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee to decide on the next CBI chief remained inconclusive Thursday.

 

 

Narendra Modi government past its expiry date, says Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata rally

Kolkata, Jan 19,2019:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday in a clarion call to the nation reiterated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is past its 'expiry date' and asserted of a new government after the Lok Sabha elections. 

Addressing a grand rally organised at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, CM Banerjee accused BJP of not following the courtesy in politics and further added that those who are not with the BJP are called thieves. 

Speaking at the mega opposition rally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief called upon people and raised the slogan to change the government at the Centre. In her speech, she promised that the Opposition parties will work unitedly heralding in the descent of a new dawn. She further added that the question of who would become the prime minister can be decided after the elections.

She said, "Modi government is past its expiry date and in the coming days, a new dawn will descend. We (opp parties) will work together and it's a promise. Who will be the prime minister can be decided after the Lok Sabha elections. 'Badal do, badal do, Delhi ka sarkar badal do' (change the government at the Centre)," said the TMC supremo.

More than 20 national leaders, including former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, his son and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, Hemant Soren and former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang, reached Kolkata on Friday to take part in the rally.

BJP will not get more than 125 seats: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Jan 17,2019: Ahead of  mega rally in Kolkata, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the BJP will not get more than 125 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“The end of BJP has already begun. Congress, I do not know, but BJP will not get more than 125 seats,” Banerjee said while taking stock of the preparations at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Grounds which will host the January 19 rally.

While UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will skip the rally, Congress will be represented by senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge in the rally. On the other hand, BSP supremo Mayawati will also stay away from the rally, but has decided to send party leader Satish Mishra.

But, a major shot in the arm for the TMC and other opposition parties as a part of the Mahagathbandhan is rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha joining the rally. This apart, two other former union ministers who had served in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet -- Arun Shorie and Yashwant Sinha has also confirmed their presence at the rally.

The twenty leaders who will be attending the rally are - HD Deve Gowda, HD Kumaraswamy, Arvind Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejaswi Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Badruddin Ajmal, MK Stalin, Arun Shourie, Chandrababu Naidu, Ajit Singh, Jayant Choudhary, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Shatrughan Sinha, Babulal Marandi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Yashwant Sinha.

 

Alipurduar’s DM Suspended

Alipurduar, Jan 7,2019:The District Magistrate of Alipurduar Nikhil Nirmal has been accused to beating a youth inside the Falakata police station.

The video of the incident became viral too. Soon after it became viral, the state secretariat took immediate and strict measures and have been suspended. Presently, the additional DM will take the responsibility of the Burdwan district.

According to sources, the DM took the law in his own hands to which Nabanna objected.

An youth posted an offensive post in the social media to the DM’s wife Nandini Krishna. The accused victim was called to the police station where the DM beat him.

His wife was also present. The DM also reportedly threatened to kill the youth. After this the police arrested Vinod, the youth.

Be Alert, Cyclone Pabuk To Hit On Saturday

Kolkata,Jan 4,2019: The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Kolkata has warned of heavy rains in the Andaman and Nicobar islands due to the approaching tropical cyclone ‘Pabuk’ which will emerge in the Andaman sea on January 5, an official said on Thursday.

“Heavy rains are predicted in the Andaman islands from January 5-7. The tropical cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’ is currently located above South China sea, almost 1,500 km from Port Blair,” said scientist AK Sen.

The weatherman mentioned that it is gradually approaching and is likely to emerge into the Andaman sea around the forenoon of January 5. Heavy rain is predicted for the next day as the storm will pass across the islands.

“It will then recurve towards northeast and move to Myanmar coast,” he said. Squally wind with a speed ranging between 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph with a gradual increase up to 75 kmph is likely over the Andaman sea from January 4.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the Andaman sea from January 4-7 and into the adjoining southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal from January 6-7. Fishermen and others in the deep sea have also been advised to return to the coast by tonight.

Trinamool Congress turns 21, Mamata congratulates party workers

Kolkata,Dec 1,2019: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee congratulated party workers on the Trinamool Congress turning 21 on Tuesday.

The TMC was founded on January 1, 1998.

"The journey which began on January 1, 1998 has been full of struggles, but we have been steadfast in our resolve to fight for the people #Trinamool21," Banerjee said in a tweet.

"We are thankful to Maa-Mati-Manush for their constant support. And the workers who work hard 365 days a year for the people. A big salute to you," she said.

The TMC leadership had last week issued instructions to conduct various programmes across the state on Tuesday to mark the occasion.

The district leaders have arranged for party flag-hoisting programmes and street corner meetings to discuss and highlight achievements of the party in the last six-and-a-half years.