Kolkata: Hours before going to Delhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee threw open a challenge to the BJP government at the centre by...
"We extend our support to the call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) to observe a countrywide protest day on May 26 marking the completion of six months of the heroic peaceful Kisan struggle," the statement said
The day truly belonged to Mamata who took on the mighty electoral war machine of the BJP and its indefatigable campaigner Modi
Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on the hat-trick win of her party in West Bengal and forming the government for third consecutive term
After the fourth round of counting, Banerjee is trailing behind her one-time aide Adhikari in Nandigram in East Midnapore district by a margin of 3,710 votes.
The initial trends of 292 seats show that the Trinamool is leading in 189 seats while the BJP is leading in 98 seats and the United Front (Sanjukta Morcha) is leading in rest of the 5 seats.
Speaking to reporters after casting her vote with her parents in the seventh phase of the polls, Nusrat also said that wherever she has campaigned, she has only seen support for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
After the EC on Monday barred Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours, her party claimed that the poll panel was behaving like a 'wing of the BJP'.
The ban comes into force ahead of the fifth phase of Assembly polls in the state on April 17.
The Chief Minister had said that she will hold a protest rally in Cooch Behar on Sunday against the firing incident and visit the homes of the deceased.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen said the BJP is playing mind games and resorting to pressure tactics.
The youth, identified as Anand Burman, was dragged outside polling booth number 85 in Pathantuli area of Sitalkuchi while voting was underway and shot dead.
"It is extremely unfortunate that political battles are thus sought to be fought in this manner instead of being fought in the campaign trail," the EC observed.
A law on election manifestos and freebies, as stressed by SC, is yet to see the light of the day
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