New Delhi, May 09: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to allow trains with migrants to reach the state. Shah in his letter pointed out that Bengal was not allowing the entry of trains with migrants into the state.
Political interference that deterred officials from eliminating the threat of radical Islamisation by way of sending illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, raids that have unearthed fake voter ID cards, all point to the involvement of those who seek to protect their vested interests by using immigrants and put national security at risk by opposing NRC
In the midst of a heated debate around the NRC, there are several videos doing the rounds in which Bangladeshi nationals are heard saying that they have Indian voter cards and have voted for a particular party in the Opposition, that helped them get these cards.
The NRC is a hot topic and would need to be implemented urgently in the states of West Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka. Although Mamata Banerjee has gone on a rampage against the NRC, the fact remains that it needs to be implemented there first as it is the entry point and it is there where they first procure official government documents.
Mamata Banerjee’s heavily loaded statements in the past week serves to show that she is not quite happy about losing the Muslim vote bank after Asaduddin Owaisi’s announcement of AIMIM contesting the 2021 elections in Bengal.
Mamata Banerjee is back in the news. She has made two heavily loaded statements in the past week and there are clear signs that she is worried about losing her Muslim vote bank in West Bengal.
Earlier this week, she had hit out at AIMIM chief, Asaduddin Owaisi, and blamed him for fanning minority extremism in West Bengal. On Wednesday, minutes after Union home minister Amit Shah’s statement on NRC, she said that she would not allow it in Bengal.
In Bengal, it has almost become a norm to safeguard illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The problem is not new and parties such as the Congress, CPI(M) and now the TMC have all been protective of these elements as it had become their vote bank. Once declared an illegal immigrant, these persons lose their voting rights and this is what the political parties opposing NRC are really worried about.
Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee was one of the first persons to oppose the NRC that was undertaken in Assam. She continues to oppose the NRC even as Union home minister, Amit Shah has repeatedly said that the exercise would need to be undertaken everywhere.
The new report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) does not paint a pretty picture for West Bengal in particular. The report that was released recently for 2017 states that Bengal has the highest number of foreign prisoners in the country.
New Delhi, Apr 11: The Supreme Court today fined the West Bengal government of Rs 20 lakh for a shadow ban on political satire ‘Bhobishyoter Bhoot.’ The court said that free speech cannot be silenced for the fear of the mob.
Don’t want a film, don’t turn the pages of a book, dont hear what’s not music to the ears, but you cannot curb freedom of others, the court said.
Kolkata, Mar 30: In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has set a target of all 42 seats for its cadres. On the other hand, the BJP which has been making inroads in the state says it is confident of winning 27 seats. In the 2009 elections, the BJP had won one seat in Bengal and by 2014, it had bettered its tally by another seat.
However the BJP would see a positive in the fact that it bettered its vote share from 6.1 per cent in 2009 to 16.8 per cent in 2014.
New Delhi, Feb 05: There have been multiple agencies that have probed the multi crore Saradha Scam which has now taken centre stage. The Supreme Court had to intervene today and direct the Police Commissioner of West Bengal to appear before the CBI at a neutral venue in Shillong.
New Delhi, Feb 05: The Saradha and Rose Valley scam are back in the news with an unprecedented incident in which, CBI officials were detained by the Kolkata Police. While the CBI has always been under attack since it took over the probe, this incident was a new low where the investigation of this scam is concerned.
New Delhi, Feb 05: The unprecedented incident in which CBI officers being detained by the Kolkata police, while trying to probe the chit fund cases is the talking point in the country today.
Kolkata, Sep 19: The opposition Congress and BJP Tuesday mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her foreign visits seeking investments and said the state government should publish a white paper on the amount of investments that the state has received in last few years.