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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby ramana » 19 Jun 2019 01:27

Do we have a complete list of winners and the margins for all 42 seats in Bengal?

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Postby A Nandy » 19 Jun 2019 12:34

South Kolkata finally realizing who they voted into power. The police have completely given up.

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Postby chetak » 19 Jun 2019 12:40

A Nandy wrote:South Kolkata finally realizing who they voted into power. The police have completely given up.


some explanation, perhaps.

would you elaborate, please

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Postby A Nandy » 19 Jun 2019 12:55

There was considerable voting for TMC from South Kolkata and Kolkata in general. Why vote for someone who doesn't care about law and order?

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Postby chetak » 19 Jun 2019 13:03

Philip wrote:Mamta has to eat humble pie.At least in her own domain.However, the public sympathy for the medicos in other states especially in those states where there are almost no incidents against medicos is minimal.They appear to be convenienyly jumping on the Bengal bandwagon with hardship to patients.There is also little mention at this time about the large number of cases of negligence by members of the medical profession affecting patients , and the rampant commercialisation by so-called super- speciality corporate hospitals where patients are needlessly asked to do multiple tests for minor ailments.




first, let the govt provide physical security to the doctors and then one can talk about the rest.

my loved ones will not be placed in danger because some strawman just strolled up with a specious argument.

violence is often the very easy way out to simply avoid paying the bill and nothing more.

Speciality hospitals invest to make money just like any other business and will charge what the market can bear. If someone doesn't like it, pack sandwiches and wait in queue at any overcrowded govt hospital.

If one looks at the so called "charitable" hospitals in any metro, even though they ceaselessly shout "charity" from the rooftops, one just cannot spot this charity anywhere on the premises.

the so called "needless" tests are often done, to avoid litigation and lawsuits of criminal negligence that are pushed by ambulance chasing lawyers looking to make big bucks. The more a patient disputes any diagnosis, the doctors go into a natural CYA mode. Yes, undoubtedly there are crooks, like in every profession, but to paint with such a broad brush is really unfair.

only two men in history had so called altruistic reasons to "serve" humanity. one they crucified and the other they shot.

and finally saar, this is India and not finland and so we all have to grin and bear it, no.

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Postby syam » 19 Jun 2019 14:04

I don't think this mad woman has control over anything that's going on in wb. The vote bank which is pushing her, simply experimenting with the state power. They will run this course till the thread snaps and suddenly hold secular badge and get 'assimilated' into hindu fold. That's what happening for 1000 years in our country.

Yes. In regular words, there will be riots in future because they want to end the episode with a bang. And then they will become model global citizen peaceful until next round.

All abrams work in same pattern. They did same to cbn in ap.

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Postby darshan » 19 Jun 2019 14:18

+1. For 1000 years, push the knife in ever so slightly while keep saying sorry. We didn't mean it but just happened due to xyz but certainly not muslim thing to do. Meanwhile keep pushing the envelope to prepare for next move.

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Postby Ashokk » 19 Jun 2019 23:44

People across Bengal demand return of 'cut money' from TMC leaders
KOLKATA: A day after TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee directed party leaders to give back the money in case they had taken bribe from beneficiaries of government schemes, elected representatives faced public ire in various parts of the state on Wednesday with the people demanding return of the "cut money".
Angry people gheraoed TMC leaders and elected representatives of panchayats and municipalities in the districts of Birbhum, Malda, Purulia and Bankura.
They demanded that the Trinamool Congress leaders return the money allegedly taken from them to provide them benefits of various schemes of the government.
"They (TMC leaders) should return the money they have taken from us. These are government schemes for us. These are our rights. Why should we give cut money to avail benefits of those schemes?" said a protestor at Ilambazar in Birbhum district.
The protestor, along with others, was in a sit-in demonstration outside the residence of a local TMC leader.
A similar incident took place at Barjora in Bankura district where local people shouted slogans against TMC members in the panchayat and demanded immediate return of the "bribe" they had allegedly taken from them.
A huge police contingent went to the spot to control the situation.
The protest came a day after chief minister Mamata Banerjee told TMC councillors that she had received complaints of party members seeking bribe even from beneficiaries of the 'Samabyathi' scheme in which a one-time payment of Rs 2,000 is given to poor people for performing the last rites of a family member.
"I do not want to keep thieves in my party. If I take action they will join some other party. Some leaders are claiming 25 per cent commission for providing housing grants to the poor. This should stop immediately. Return the money if any of you have taken it," Banerjee had said. :roll:
The CM had also said corruption victims could write to the chief minister's office directly.
The TMC leadership declined to comment on the protest, but the BJP and the CPM took potshots at the ruling party.
"This is people's outburst against the TMC. The people are fed up with the cut money and syndicate culture of the TMC in the state. Such protests will increase in the days to come," BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said.
CPM central committee member Sujan Chakraborty said since 2011, West Bengal has been known for syndicate culture brought in by the TMC.
In West Bengal, 'syndicate' means the business run by people allegedly enjoying political patronage, who force promoters and contractors to buy construction materials, often of inferior quality at high prices.
Meanwhile, a TMC leader was arrested in Malda district on the charges of corruption, police said.

Sukesh Yadav, the pradhan of Mahanandatola gram panchayat, was accused of embezzling around Rs one crore from the funds of the MGNREGA.
Yadav claimed that he has been framed.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby ramana » 20 Jun 2019 00:10

How about Sarada scam money jihadidi?

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Postby aylamrin » 20 Jun 2019 01:21

ramana wrote:How about Sarada scam money jihadidi?


What she is doing is closely resembling Neymar Jr.'s on field antics. If you'd recall Neymar Jr. is mostly remembered for "getting injured" rather than his heroics with the ball.

Hot on the heels of this, would be a cabal of woke "fake-llectuals" (artists, charlatans, modern poets who are modern artists of literature, and an assorted collection of other grotesque life forms) who would play trumpeters to the cause.

Bagree has posted an open letter from the peacefuls of Kolkata to the Jihadidi, in which they apparently urge her to take peaceful criminals to task. But he was kind enough to translate that letter for us.


https://twitter.com/rishibagree/status/1141329506470248449

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Postby ramana » 20 Jun 2019 01:28

Same thing happened in Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday bombings.
Elders of Muslim community turned in the bad eggs.

However Jihadidi needs those bad eggs to intimidate the Bengal Hindus.
So no action is to be expected.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby ramana » 20 Jun 2019 01:43

aylamrin wrote:
ramana wrote:How about Sarada scam money jihadidi?


What she is doing is closely resembling Neymar Jr.'s on field antics. If you'd recall Neymar Jr. is mostly remembered for "getting injured" rather than his heroics with the ball.

Hot on the heels of this, would be a cabal of woke "fake-llectuals" (artists, charlatans, modern poets who are modern artists of literature, and an assorted collection of other grotesque life forms) who would play trumpeters to the cause.

Bagree has posted an open letter from the peacefuls of Kolkata to the Jihadidi, in which they apparently urge her to take peaceful criminals to task. But he was kind enough to translate that letter for us.


https://twitter.com/rishibagree/status/1141329506470248449


About 2007, Ajit Doval lamented that India could not produce nationalist Muslims who would understand the need to root out radicals among them. Looks like Jihadidi has helped their emergence.

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Besides the government and its security agencies, civil society has a seminal role in this. The nation has not been able to produce a powerful ideological movement within the Muslim community to counter the radicals and deprive them of religious legitimacy within the community. The last few years have witnessed alarming growth of Salafism and Wahabism at the cost of the indigenous variant of Islam, which is more tolerant and accommodative. Funding to such organisations from outside the country also has to be stopped, if need be, by further strengthening our laws on the subject and their implementation.

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Postby Rahul M » 20 Jun 2019 08:29

IMHO, in the long run, the only solution is something like the church of england model. if we continue to have an ever burgeoning IM population, a large proportion of whom owe loyalty outside the country, like the worthy who came with 2 truckloads of rioters to beat up doctors, there isn't going to be an India as we know it.

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Postby Yagnasri » 20 Jun 2019 10:05

Rahul M wrote:IMHO, in the long run, the only solution is something like the church of england model.


Church of England was born in nation in which rulers and many people already turned against the Vatican. But that will never be the case in India. Majority muslims in India do get exposed and may even follow "pure Islam or the True Islam". There is no way they can be diverted by that without a large opposition. Further we have constitutional rights to have Wahabi majids and madarasas which will bet more funding etc from abroad.

One more thing we are not looking at is the fact that either Shias or Sunnis of any other division the basic Islamic religious hate towards non Muslims particularly towards Murthy worshiping Hindu Kaffirs will not change. Never.

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Postby chetak » 20 Jun 2019 11:49

Viral on Whats App. Sharing.

Why does no one take the CM, Health Ministers, MP, MLAs, DM to task for eminently preventable deaths ? Is this not criminal negligence ?

More than 100 Bihar children dead; litchi to blame ?

Dr T Jacob John

All it would have taken was to ensure that the children had a meal the preceding night !

Along with my colleagues, I had investigated the so-called mystery disease in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, during its outbreak in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The local name for it was acute encephalitis syndrome, but we found that the disease was not encephalitis but encephalopathy. This distinction is important. Encephalitis results from a viral infection, unless proved otherwise. The pathology is primarily in the brain. Encephalopathy is a biochemical disease, unless proved otherwise. The primary pathology is not in the brain. Specific treatment is scanty for viral encephalitis, but encephalopathy is eminently treatable.

Hypoglycaemia (when the level of glucose in the blood falls below normal) is usually due to an overdose of insulin in children with diabetes. It is easily corrected with oral sugar or intravenous glucose. The easily available 5% glucose solution suffices. Hypoglycaemic encephalopathy, however, is different from simple hypoglycaemia.


The disease pathway.

We found that the disease broke out during the months when litchi was harvested, i.e. April, May and June. Muzaffarpur is full of litchi orchards. The illness started suddenly — children were found vomiting, displayed abnormal movements, were semi-conscious, and were convulsing between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. The disease progressed fast — children went into coma and died within a few days. When sick children were tested, the blood glucose level was always below normal.

This disease was reminiscent of the Jamaican Vomiting Disease, a form of hypoglycaemic encephalopathy. It is triggered when unripe ackee fruits are eaten. These fruits contain a substance, methylene cyclopropyl alanine, which blocks a biochemical process called fatty acid oxidation, or gluconeogenesis.

There are two essential steps: gluconeogenesis is turned on and is then blocked midway by methylene cyclopropyl alanine. The back-up molecules of the unfinished process are certain amino acids that are highly toxic to the brain cells. Ackee and litchi belong to one plant family. My toxicology colleague, Dr. Mukul Das, found generous quantities of methylene cyclopropyl glycine in litchi fruit pulp.

The disease affected only malnourished children between the ages of two and 10. A majority of them were from families camping in orchards for fruit harvesting. No child from the nearby towns fell ill. Children of well-to-do families never fell ill.

Litchi harvest usually begins by 4 a.m., which means that families are awake before that. They go to sleep early. If children go to sleep without dinner, parents usually do not wake them up and feed them. Litchis are collected in bunches and sent to the collection points, but single fruits fall to the ground. Children are free to collect and share the fruits with their friends.

With this information we made the hypothesis that the disease was hypoglycaemic encephalopathy. Along with my paediatric colleague, Dr. Arun Shah, we conclusively showed that the disease was indeed hypoglycaemic encephalopathy. With all the pieces in hand, we reconstructed the disease pathway.

After prolonged fasting, malnourished children slipped into hypoglycaemia in the morning. Since they had very little reserve glycogen in their livers, they were unable to mobilise glucose from liver glycogen, unlike well nourished children. The brain needs glucose as a source of energy. As a result of lack of liver glycogen, gluconeogenesis was turned on. Had there not been litchi methylene cyclopropyl glycine, the glucose levels would have been maintained, and the children would have come to no harm. As the children had consumed litchis the previous day, gluconeogenesis had been blocked, aminoacidaemia had developed, and brain functions had been affected. Hypoglycaemic encephalopathy had set in.

We were unable to demonstrate aminoacidaemia in children with hypoglycaemic encephalopathy, but that was done by investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The only missing piece in our studies was filled in by CDC colleagues.



Disease Prevention :

The disease can be prevented if children are well nourished, but that is not possible in the immediate term. It can also be prevented by ensuring that children eat a meal at night. All families were taught to provide a cooked meal to children before going to sleep at night. Preventing children from eating litchis is not easy, but the quantity of the fruit can be restricted with parental supervision. With all this health education, I was told that the disease number had come down drastically in 2016-18 compared to what it was in 2014-2015. I don’t know what went wrong this year.

In 2015, all primary health centres were supplied with glucometers to check the blood glucose levels of sick children. Doctors were instructed to take a blood sample for glucose estimation and, irrespective of the results, infuse 10% glucose intravenously. To correct mild hypoglycaemia, 5% glucose is enough, but here the problem is not hypoglycaemia alone, but aminoacidaemia as a result of blocked gluconeogenesis. To prevent any further back-up amino acid from accumulating, the fatty acid oxidation process has to be turned off quickly. That requires raising blood glucose level to abnormally high levels so that insulin secretion is stimulated, and that in turn turns off the gluconeogenesis.

What Dr. Shah and I found was that if ill children are infused with 10% glucose within four hours of onset of brain dysfunction, recovery is fast and complete. If only 5% glucose is given, or if 10% glucose is not administered within four hours, recovery is unlikely. I do not have detailed information from the field, but there seem to have been some human slip-ups this time.

Glucometers have not been maintained well. Health education was not sustained. New doctors are not familiar with all the information. Instead of 10% glucose, 5% is given. Children are taken mostly to private clinics and are then referred to the Sri Krishna Medical College in Muzaffarpur city since ambulance services are free of cost and easily available. Ambulances take more than four hours to reach the city hospitals from many rural clinics. We might think each error is minor, but when all the errors add up they contribute to deaths that should have been averted.


(Dr T Jacob John is a retired professor of virology from CMC Vellore)

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby chetak » 20 Jun 2019 12:35

nitishwa cannot wish this away and blame someone else.



http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/jun/20/encephalitis-outbreak-bihar-government-skipped-awareness-drive-due-to-lok-sabha-polls-1992804.html


Encephalitis outbreak: Bihar government skipped awareness drive due to Lok Sabha polls
Due to AES awareness drive, in 2015 only 15 deaths were recorded. In 2016 and 2017, the figures were six and 12, respectively.


MUZAFFARPUR: A top Bihar health department official said the state government needs to be faulted for not launching an encephalitis awareness campaign just before June when most of the deaths due to AES have historically taken place.

Following 117 deaths in 2014, the Bihar government had mandated that health officials, in association with Asha and anganwadi workers, would launch an awareness drive in April-May every year, the health official said.

These officials are expected to go to villages in vulnerable districts to sensitise people on the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS) and paracetamol tablets to contain high fever among susceptible sections. This awareness drive brought results and in 2015, only 15 deaths were recorded. In 2016 and 2017, the figures were six and 12, respectively. This year, however, the official said the awareness campaign was given the miss because of the general election.


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Postby syam » 20 Jun 2019 13:04

Kolkata muslims should stop being predictable. We discussed about this just one page back few posts back.

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Postby Sumeet » 21 Jun 2019 00:59

Aaha I posted about this some posts before.

No wonder state govt and its apparatus went silent. Very possible some of these folks would be illegals from across border.

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Postby ramana » 21 Jun 2019 23:58

Sumeet wrote:Aaha I posted about this some posts before.

No wonder state govt and its apparatus went silent. Very possible some of these folks would be illegals from across border.


Most likely conclusion as the eminent persons won't ask for action on own ummah.

I was expecting the BJP committee to go inquiry in Paraganas.
This was a standard practice during British times.

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Postby aylamrin » 22 Jun 2019 17:15

All 7 accused in the Ushashi Sengupta case let off on bail !

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Postby RajD » 22 Jun 2019 18:01

@Ramana
I was expecting the BJP committee to go inquiry in Paraganas.
This was a standard practice during British times.

A BJP delegation headed by S.S. Ahaluwalia visited Batapara this afternoon. News channels were reporting that they were abused and attacked by certain people at certain places. Also, attempts were made to hurl crude bombs at them. Fortunately, no one was injured. Police as usual were biased.

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Postby aylamrin » 22 Jun 2019 22:49

Leaders have visited not just Bhatpara, but Sandeshkhali earlier. Queston is, even if Home Ministry sends a series of "advisories", that Jihadidi can't complete reading for the next one year, how does anything change on the ground? Those that are killed by the uniformed guns for hire, are not even Bhajpa supporters this time around. A teenager, and a Panipuriwala were shot and killed. With so much power, all that the Central leadership is doing is to "send people". That is why, unlike others, Dilip Ghosh commands so much respect among people.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

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https://www.news18.com/news/india/tmc-g ... 99183.html
TMC Govt to Observe BJP Icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee's Death Anniversary in Kolkata
Even as the BJP-TMC clashes continue in West Bengal, few can deny that the political dynamic in the state has been irrevocably altered by the rise of the BJP. The TMC government’s move to observe the anniversary of the man who founded the Bhartiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP is not accidental.

The TMC has realized that Hindutva isn’t going anywhere and its attempts at trying to invoke a Bengali identity might not prove enough to counter this. So they are trying to project Mookerjee as a Bengali icon,” said an official.

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Postby aylamrin » 23 Jun 2019 20:58

More:

WB Police shoots 3 BJP workers for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, party blames Mamata for unleashing 'terror'

Bankura: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that three of its party workers sustained bullet injuries after West Bengal Police fired at them for raising 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans at Panchasayar in Bankura district.


https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/wb-police-shoots-3-bjp-workers-for-chanting-jai-shri-ram-party-blames-mamata-for-unleashing-terror/441740

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby A Nandy » 25 Jun 2019 10:26

https://www.opindia.com/2019/06/west-be ... thorities/

Trouble seems to be mounting for West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, as first the state doctors and now the state teachers, have taken to the streets to protest against the authoritarianism under Mamata Banerjee’s regime.

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Postby Ashokk » 25 Jun 2019 13:10

One more TMC MLA joins BJP, total defections six
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Yet another Trinamool Congress MLA joined BJP on Monday, taking the number of ruling party legislators in West Bengal who have defected to the saffron fold since the Lok Sabha poll results to six.
Wilson Champramari, TMC MLA from Kalchini which falls in the Alipurduar Lok Sabha seat, joined BJP at its headquarters in Delhi in the presence of senior party leaders. Trinamool’s South Dinajpur president Biplab Mitra and 10 members of the 18-person South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad also joined the party. With this, BJP has got its first zilla parishad in Bengal.
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy, who was part of TMC till November 2017, said: “Yeh trailer hai, film abhi baki hai (This is just the trailer, the film is yet to come).” TMC, however, disputed BJP’s zilla parishad defection claims. “We have got calls from at least four of the 10, claiming they have been taken to Delhi by force. It will not be possible for BJP to take over the zilla parishad. The BJP should try to win the zilla parishad democratically,” former Balurghat MP Arpita Ghosh said.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh responded: “We could have won the zilla parishad democratically had there been a fair panchayat poll. We already control five municipalities in Bengal.” BJP national general secretary and Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya said four more zilla parishad members, who could not attend Monday’s programme, would join BJP soon. “This is the first wave of joining. We have planned seven such phases,” Roy added.
South Dinajpur TMC chief Mitra’s defection, too, would come as a jolt for the party and give BJP a foothold in two municipalities in the district: Gangarampur and Buniyadpur. The veteran has been with the Trinamool Congress since its birth in 1998 and his brother is the Gangarampur Municipality chairperson. Kalchini MLA Champramari joined Trinamool Congress in 2013 but has, for some time, been venting his dissatisfaction with the party.

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Postby Ashokk » 25 Jun 2019 16:46

Top cops told to file FIRs in cut-money complaints :shock:
KOLKATA: The Bengal government, in an effort to curtail the “return cut-money” pitch now gripping the state, has asked district police superintendents to initiate FIRs on all “cut money” complaints against civic body members. It has also asked these members not to accept the “beneficiary contribution” under Banglar Bari (House for All) scheme and instead get it directly deposited in banks.
On Monday, Gyanwant Singh, ADG (law and order), said SPs had been told to start cases on complaints of accepting cut money; these will be lodged under IPC Section 409, which deals with criminal breach of trust by any public servant. Even panchayat functionaries and municipal representatives were in a broad sense public servants as they held public office or got remuneration from the government, he explained.
“There has been no such complaint so far, but police will ask people to lodge complaints if they have found that a public servant is involved in such activity,” Singh said.
In damage-control mode, Bengal urban and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim instructed all municipal councillors to deposit the amount contributed by a beneficiary under Banglar Bari scheme immediately in the latter’s bank account.
Under this scheme, the total cost for construction of a house is Rs 3,68,578, of which there are three components — central, state and beneficiary. The beneficiary component is Rs 25,000 for municipal areas of 5 lakh or less population; it is Rs 35,000 for areas of over 5 lakh population.
“There have been instances where councillors take the initiative in constructing houses for the poor under this scheme and keep some of the money (beneficiary contribution) with them. The amount paid by a beneficiary is part of the project cost, but it is often thought of as cut-money. From now on, councillors will deposit the beneficiary’s amount in the latter’s bank to avoid any confusion,” Hakim said.
The government’s assurances, however, had little impact on the opposition that disrupted assembly proceedings, demanding the chief minister’s statement and an inquiry into the cut-money issue all over the state.
Shouting slogans against the Trinamool government, legislators of both Congress and Left parties came down to the well of the House and demanded an inquiry committee. Seeking an explanation on the issue from CM Mamata Banerjee, the opposition MLAs staged a walkout from the House.

“We demand an inquiry committee led by a retired judge to look into the issue of cut money. We want to know who has taken the money,” Congress chief whip Manoj Chakraborty said.
CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty said: “We want the government to bring out a list of people who have taken cut money. The government should release a white paper on the issue.” BJP indicated it would be launching a state-wide agitation over the issue from Tuesday.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby ramana » 25 Jun 2019 21:27

Four ISIS members arrested by Kolkata SIT, Three of them are from Bangladesh.

Question are these guys any way connected to the mob attack on the hospital?

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Postby Ashokk » 25 Jun 2019 23:27

Protests force TMC leader to return Rs 2.25 lakh taken as 'cut money'
Trilochan Mukhopadhyay, a TMC booth president on the outskirts of district headquarter town Suri, returned the amount to 141 people, from whom he had taken money in exchange for jobs under the MGNREGA scheme.
"I have apologised to the people and returned the money. I promise I won't do it again," Mukhopadhyay said. :roll:

Local people claimed that a total of around Rs 2.41 lakh was deposited in the accounts of the beneficiaries as wages for the construction of a drain and Mukhopadhyay collected nearly all of it by force.


Cut money row: Mamata govt for life imprisonment for those found guilty
KOLKATA: Elected public representatives and government officials in West Bengal who accept "cut money" from beneficiaries of welfare schemes will now be charged under a tough law that provides for life imprisonment in the event of conviction, CMO sources said on Tuesday.
The state assembly, meanwhile, witnessed noisy protests over the issue for the second day running, with the opposition demanding a statement by chief minister Mamata Banerjee and setting up an inquiry commission to go into the matter.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby ramana » 26 Jun 2019 02:33

MGNREGA money is Central funding.
Now that we know his admission of misappropriation, he should be arrested by CBI as central funds are involved.
Its not a question of goonda returning hafta.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby RajD » 26 Jun 2019 12:27

https://www.opindia.com/2019/06/bjp-ben ... s-traffic/

May be a token but still better late than never. A group of BJP workers recite hanuman chalisa on road in protest against namaz which blocks traffic.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby aylamrin » 27 Jun 2019 11:24

Mamata’s call to Congress, CPM: Need to come together to stop BJP

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to the CPM and the Congress to come together with her on “common issues at the national level” to take on the BJP.

Speaking in the Assembly, Banerjee said, “I feel all of us (TMC, Congress and CPM) should come together in the fight against BJP.”


https://indianexpress.com/article/india/mamata-banerjee-call-to-congress-cpm-need-to-come-together-to-stop-bjp-5801786/

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby KLNMurthy » 28 Jun 2019 06:15

aylamrin wrote:
Mamata’s call to Congress, CPM: Need to come together to stop BJP

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to the CPM and the Congress to come together with her on “common issues at the national level” to take on the BJP.

Speaking in the Assembly, Banerjee said, “I feel all of us (TMC, Congress and CPM) should come together in the fight against BJP.”


https://indianexpress.com/article/india/mamata-banerjee-call-to-congress-cpm-need-to-come-together-to-stop-bjp-5801786/

She is really worried about state elections and wants to have a mini gath-bandhan?

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby Yagnasri » 28 Jun 2019 09:50

But at least CPM has already rejected it. It is quite possible that most of the INC core voters other than Memos have moved on to BJP. Over next one years the damage will only increase. Best thing is to take risk to dissolve the WB assembly and go far fresh elections. If they allow this mess to continue they will be defeated for sure in the next elections.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby darshan » 29 Jun 2019 09:42

https://www.opindia.com/2019/06/mamata- ... -students/
Mamata continues appeasement politics: WB Govt to provide mid-day meal dining hall for only those schools having 70% or more minority students
Mamata had recently said that she would continue with appeasement politics if it benefits her.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby Ashokk » 30 Jun 2019 14:05

Amid ‘cut money’ row, Bengal ‘bans’ village-level meetings :shock:
KOLKATA: A Bengal government circular asking district magistrates to suspend gram sansad (village parliament) meetings in panchayats has raised eyebrows in political circles in the wake of the growing clamour for refund of ‘cut money’ across districts.
The June 26 circular cites the onset of monsoon as the reason for putting gram sansad meetings on hold till further notice. However, the ground situation turned out to be entirely different in East Burdwan’s Mangalkote on Friday. Hundreds of men from Bonkapashi village forced the village upapradhan, anchal sabhapati and a gram panchayat member to sit for talks where they admitted to taking Rs 2.12 lakh from 42 villagers for giving benefits under central assistance schemes.

The accused upaprdhan, Biswajit De, anchal sabhapati Raghab Ghosh and gram panchayat member Mrinal Kanti Pal admitted they used the money for building a TMC office. TMC block president Apurba Chowdhury said the party had expelled them before the Lok Sabha polls. “BJP is trying to project them as local Trinamool leaders to malign the party’s image,” he added.

In East Burdwan, residents accused the gram pradhan of taking cut money for allocating work under the MNREGS programme. A TMC leader used to siphon off the money sent to beneficiaries. In Bankura, villagers mobbed the house of zilla parishad member Bani Hazra asking for return of cut money, though Hazra has refuted the charge. A MRNEGS supervisor in Burdwan’s Kalna village attempted to kill himself after coming under pressure from villagers.
On Saturday, the demand for refund of cut money moved closer to Kolkata. :twisted: Some residents of the Jangra-Hatiara gram panchayat in New Town gheraoed former Trinamool panchayat member Swapan Sutradhar, asking for refund of Rs 5.5 lakh he allegedly took from one Bapi Roy. Sutradhar has denied the charge.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby Yagnasri » 30 Jun 2019 18:41

There is not going to be any advantage to TMC out of this. In fact, it will only make people angrier as most of the cut money will not be returned anyway. Even those who got a refund are not going to vote for TMC next time. Why should they? The fact of collections was made will be quite public and TMC MLAs etc will be hard pressed to explain it in the next elections to media and public. All national level seculars will also be facing hard times to support Muntaz.

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Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Postby Pratyush » 01 Jul 2019 12:23

She is making mistakes when under pressure. When all she has to do is sit tight and focus on administration.

Just goes to show that she has been a false prophet all along.


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