23
Thursday
January 2020
4:00 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
BJP getting paid back for arrogance: Mamata on by-poll results
 
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the TMC''s victory in the assembly by-polls was in favour of secularism and unity, and a "mandate against the NRC". The TMC supremo also said the BJP is getting paid back for its "arrogance" and "insulting" the people of the state. In a major boost for the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the party bagged all the three assembly seats where bypolls were held on November 25 by trouncing the BJP. The TMC won the Kaliaganj, Kharagpur Sadar and Karimpur bypolls. The BJP emerged in the second position in all the three seats. "We dedicate this victory to the people of Bengal. This is a victory in favour of secularism and unity and is a mandate against NRC.

The BJP is getting paid back for its arrogance of power and for insulting the people of the state. "This mandate is against the politics of arrogance and people have outrightly rejected the BJP. They want to turn legal citizens of the country into refugees and send them to detention centres," Banerjee told a TV channel. Later, speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, the CM said the saffron party is losing support of people barely five-six months of returning to power at the Centre. "Within five-six months people are not supporting you... after seeing the economic situation, unemployment scenario and also because of the disinvestment policies. No one is happy," she said.

She said the NRC is BJP''s political stand and that her government would not allow its implementation in West Bengal. "We won''t allow implementation of the NRC in West Bengal and do not want it anywhere in the country. The BJP is trying to divide Bengal into pieces... We assure that not a single person will be driven out of the state because of NRC," Banerjee said. The chief minister said she will appeal to BJP leaders not to take hasty decisions based on its "political choice". The CPI(M) and the Congress, instead of trying to strenghten themselves, are helping the BJP in the state, she alleged.

Critricising the Centre for failing to generate employment and pursuing politics over religion, Banerjee said the results of the elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, where the BJP failed to get the majority, and Thursday''s assembly by-polls outcome were a reflection of "people''s anger" against the party. "The countdown has started. They are not interested in generating employment or development. They are more interested in dividing people over religion and threatening others," she said. The BJP should not be under the impression that people will accept their "bullish tactics" of forming governments in states despite not having the majority, the CM added.


India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index
Plea filed in Delhi HC seeking contempt proceedings against 'Chhapaak' makers
Centre moves SC seeking 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts
Court modifies Azad''s bail order, allows him to visit Delhi for medical, election purposes
Despite protests, CAA will not be withdrawn: Amit Shah
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal files nomination after waiting for over 6 hours: AAP
Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses death row convict''s plea claiming juvenility
No right to live in India if you can't accept Vande Mataram: Pratap Sarangi
Impossible to provide proof of religious persecution under CAA: Assam Min Himanta Biswa
Real problem in country is unemployment, not population: Owaisi
Don't do politics over Nirbhaya case: Kejriwal to BJP
Will probe Digvijaya's phone-tapping claims: Maha minister
Owaisi hits out at Bipin Rawat on "de-radicalisation" comments
Owaisi hits out at Bipin Rawat on "de-radicalisation" comments
Eye on 2021 WB assembly polls, BJP re-elects Dilip Ghosh as state chief
Soldier killed, 3 injured as avalanche hits army post in Kargil
HP cabinet expansion after appointment of Nadda as BJP's national president: CM
India's way not to be disruptive, it is decider rather than abstainer: Jaishankar
Budget Session of Parliament to commence on Jan 31
Protests held at several DU colleges against CAA
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Want to make film on Chandragupta Maurya: Kangana Ranaut
 Patna: Actor Kangana Ranaut has expressed her desire to make a movie on Chandragupta, the shepherd-  
Karanvir Bohra's 'The Casino' starts filming
Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein biopic lands at Netflix
Want to do age-appropriate roles: Saif Ali Khan
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses
 Washington: The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesda
Trump 'would have loved' to have met Thunberg at Davos
China''s ex-Interpol chief sentenced to over 13 years in prison for corruption
Thousands of missing persons during Lanka''s civil war are ''dead'': President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
KERALA NEWS
Kerala set to get two fab labs
 Kochi: Kerala will get two new fab labs this weekend when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurate
Sabarimala pilgrimage season ends peacefully
Mortal remains of Keralites to bring back quickly, says Union Minister V Muraleedharan
Kerala govt will continue fight against CAA: Minister
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2020 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.