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Remarks on Didi ‘beyond dignity’, says EC, sends notice to ex-judge | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: BJP's Tamluk candidate and former Calcutta HC judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay received a show-cause from Election Commission Friday, asking him to explain by 5pm Monday why "appropriate action" should not be initiated against him for "improper, injudicious" remarks about Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee that prima facie violate the model code of conduct.Acting on Trinamool Congress's plea that Gangopadhyay be barred from the election for his "misogynistic and inappropriate comments lacking all sense of dignity", EC said parts of Gangopadhyay's speech at a campaign rally in East Midnapore's Chaitanyapur last Wednesday were "beyond dignity in every sense of the term (and) in bad taste"."What is your price, Rs 10 lakh? Is that because you use Keya Seth make-up (a personal care products brand)...
Politics

‘Don’t trust Mamata, she can even go with BJP’: Congress’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on ‘outside support’ remark | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after Trinamool Congress chief and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she would provide "outside support" to the INDIA bloc if it wins Lok Sabha elections, Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said he does not trust her and that she can even go with BJP if it wins. Chowdhary also accused Mamata of "breaking up the alliance". "I don't trust her (Mamata).She left the alliance and ran away. She can also go towards the BJP if the results are favourable to them ... Everyone saw that she was the one who broke the alliance [in Bengal]," he told news agency ANI. Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her party would provide "outside support" to the INDIA bloc to form government at the Centre. "We (TMC) will support the INDIA bloc from outside to form a government at the Centre....
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BJP MP Jayant’s son has joined party, says Cong; Yashwant denies | India News – Times of India

HAZARIBAG: Former Union minister and BJP's outgoing Hazaribag MP Jayant Sinha's son, Arish Sinha, caused a flutter on Tuesday when he turned up at a Congress rally in Jharkhand's Barhi to back the party's nominee for the seat, Jai Prakash Bhai Patel.AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge's presence there fuelled speculation about Arish breaking free of his father's political lineage.AICC general secretary and spokesperson Rakesh Sinha said Arish, who was welcomed on stage with a scarf, had joined Congress. The Sinhas quickly denied it, with Arish's grandfather Yashwant Sinha, who is with Trinamool Congress, saying the family would have convened a presser if it were so.Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur said Arish attended the event as a representative of his grandfather."We had invit...
Opinion

Trinamool versus Trinamool

Trinamool leader Kunal Ghosh during a press conference in Kolkata. | Photo Credit: PTI During the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress leadership is battling electoral challenges from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left-Congress combine. It is equally grappling with a challenge from within: the divide between the old guard and the new leadership.The demand for making way for new faces in the party has been growing stronger with every passing day. Yet, the Trinamool leadership has been conservative in the allocation of tickets. In Dum Dum, for instance, it has fielded the senior-most member of the party, Saugata Roy, 76. In Kolkata Uttar, the Trinamool has fielded Sudip Banerjee, 75. While some party leaders believe that Sudip Banerjee, a nine-time MP, is too ol...
Politics

Dilip takes guard in Bardhaman as all-rounder Kirti looks to do a 1983 – Times of India

BURDWAN: The battle of ballots between BJP and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal's Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat is poised to be an exciting one, with both parties fielding candidates with strong personalities to checkmate each other.On March 10, Trinamool shook up the poll scene when it fielded cricketer Kirti Azad, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, as its candidate here.Three weeks later, BJP came up with an even bigger surprise by naming its outspoken but controversial battle-hardened campaigner, Dilip Ghosh, for the constituency.Ghosh (59), who had won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Midnapore, has taken the change of seat in his stride. "The party sent me to Andaman, and I helped build a base there. I was sent to Kharagpur and won. I was asked to contest from Midna...
Politics

BJP paying money to buy votes: Mamata Banerjee | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the BJP is paying money to people to buy votes. Speaking at an election rally at Arambagh in support of Trinamool Congress candidate Mitali Bagh, Banerjee alleged that the saffron party is paying money to the extent of Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 to people to purchase votes. "The BJP leaders at present are former CPI(M) 'harmads' (anti-socials). If you don't want a reign of terror to usher in, then refrain from voting for the BJP", she said. Banerjee said this election is to change the power equation in Delhi. "This power equation in Delhi has to be altered and change has to be brought in", she said. The TMC supremo said the BJP is in the habit of "defaming" the people of B...