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Suvendu Adhikari Slams Mamata After Cops Deny Him Entry To Raj Bhavan

West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday slammed the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led administration after being denied entry to Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor. Suvendu Adhikari had gone with victims of post-poll violence to meet Governor CV Ananda Bose. The police said that Section 144 of the CrPC had been imposed around the Governor's residence and that is why Adhikari was stopped, reported news agency PTI. “I have been waiting for more than an hour, yet the police refuse to let us in. The Governor had given me an appointment, and the police defied his instructions. I also contacted the Governor’s office. Since the police have blocked my entry, the Governor’s ADC informed me that a report has been requested from the state govern...

West Bengal | The Mamata pushback

The thousands packed into the venue—the Sukanta Sporting Club ground, in a village not far from the border—swore and seethed impatiently on a recent afternoon in Dhubulia, in south-central Bengal’s Nadia district. The rallyists gathered in support of Mahua Moitra, the Trinamool Congress candidate for Krishnanagar, were cooking on slow flame in the stifling heat. For hours, the gathering chafed under the intense discomfort, calling for water and fighting for a place in front of the pedestal fans. Then, a mechanical rumble issued from the sky, as the helicopter carrying Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hove into view. That’s all it took for the crowd to revive itself. The emergence of Mamata’s familiar figure, in her trademark blue-bordered white sari, drew hysteric cheers. In Bengal, scen...