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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019


TMC Red-faced as Callers Flood Mamata’s ‘Didi ke Bolo’ Helpline to Complain About Cut Money, Extortion in Bengal

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During the mass outreach programme too, the party leaders are being forced to bite the tongue while answering queries on cut money and alleged arrogance of local TMC leaders, a party functionary said. Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Didi Ke Bolo campaign is helping the TMC reach out to people in distress, but at the same time forcing party leaders to handle uncomfortable questions about cut money, arrogance of local leaders and syndicates. As advised by poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his organisation, appointed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC)Read More

BJP Accuses Prashant Kishor’s Team of Interfering in Functioning of Bengal Govt; TMC Refutes Charge


BJP leader Sayantan Basu has claimed Prashant Kishor and his team members are visiting government offices and, in the name of seeking feedback of the people, ordering officers and are looking into confidential files of various departments. Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s West Bengal unit on Monday charged poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his team members with interfering in the functioning of the state government officers and looking into the confidential files of the various departments. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Kishor’s organisation, Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), deniedRead More

‘Hindu Politics’, Zero Attacks on Modi: Kejriwal’s New Strategy Ahead of Herculean Delhi Elections

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An alarmed AAP, which has to face a very crucial election in Delhi in another six months, has openly supported the BJP’s abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. New Delhi: The impact of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has been cataclysmic on political parties opposed to the BJP, particularly on Congress, which is in tatters as it struggles to keep its flock together. The party has no one voice on critical moves such as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. The situation in the CPI (M) and TMC is noRead More

Minutes After BSY Cabinet’s Swearing-in, Murmurs of Protest in BJP as High Command Stamps Dominance


Senior BJP MLA from Chitradurga, GH Thippareddy, was the first to fire a shot. He said his seniority has been overlooked and said all ‘likeminded’ MLAs would soon meet in Bengaluru to put pressure on Yediyurappa Bengaluru: Almost a month after coming to power, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa inducted 17 ministers into his Cabinet on Tuesday. The Cabinet list has the BJP high command’s stamp all over it and many of Yediyurappa loyalists have been left out, leading to murmurs of protests. At least a dozen ministerial aspirants, including someRead More

‘Robin Hood of Rae Bareli’, Five-Time MLA Akhilesh Singh Passes Away


A local strongman, Akhilesh Singh was known for his bold statements. He was elected from Rae Bareli (Sadar) on a Congress ticket once, Peace Party ticket once and as an independent candidate several times. Lucknow: Five-time MLA and the “Robin Hood of Rae Bareli” Akhilesh Singh died at the SGPGI Hospital in Lucknow early on Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness. His last rites will be performed at his ancestral home in the Lalupur village of Rae Bareli. A local strongman, who had the image of Robin Hood, Akhilesh SinghRead More