1,403 Bangladeshi convicts in India, around 1,284 from Bengal: Here is why Mamata Banerjee opposes the NRC

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. 

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SC fines Mamata govt for shadow ban on political satire, says can’t silence speech for fear of mob

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.

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Will the BJP’s Bengal gambit rattle Didi in her bastion?

mamKolkata, 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.

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Saradha Scam: The SFIO probe that fell short due to Mamata govt’s non-cooperation

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.

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Mamata’s PM dream and how Rose Valley, Saradha kingpins used to their advantage

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.

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Blocking in offing since long, how Mamata gave CBI hell since 2015

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.

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To mock Mamata’s foreign trip, BJP and Congress speak in one voice

mamataKolkata, 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.

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On cancellation of Chicago trip Mamata smells a deep-rooted conspiracy

Mamata_Banerjee_angry_295x200Kolkata, Sep 15: Accusing the BJP government at the Centre of “showing audacity and arrogance”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday it has failed in all respects and will be defeated in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Mamata Banerjee on Bangladeshi immigrants: This was her stand in 2005

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal is leading from the front to oppose the NRC in Assam. She had even said that those whose names are not in the final draft are welcome to her state.

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Traffic hold up: When Mamata made a scene for nothing, here is what really happened

mamata-neelamaniMamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal created a flutter when she complained about the poor traffic management in Bengaluru. A video showing her gesturing at the Karnataka police chief, Neelamani Raju before the swearing in ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy and gone viral.

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