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Assembly Election 2021 Updates: Wherever BJP, RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there, claims Rahul Gandhi at Darjeeling rally

Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates:The Congress leader said, 'People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing. Wherever BJP, RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there'

FP Staff April 14, 2021 18:26:18 IST
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Assembly Election 2021 Updates: Wherever BJP, RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there, claims Rahul Gandhi at Darjeeling rally

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Apr 14, 2021 - 19:06 (IST)

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates

The bell for Mamata s departure has already rung : JP Nadda

BJP president J P Nadda Wednesday hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for using inappropriate language against BJP top leaders and disrespecting the culture of Bengal and said the bell for her departure has already rung.

Contending that the BJP is the true upholder and protector of Bengal's culture, Nadda said that the saffron party has worked to spread the messages of great philosophers and thinkers of the state who provided direction to the people of the country.

Nadda said that it is BJP which has been spreading the messages of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahans, Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore and Syama Prasad Mookerjee throughout the country.

"Are the words used by her for Modiji (PM), Amit Shah during her campaigns and the adornments she used with my name the culture of Bengal?" he asked.

Apr 14, 2021 - 18:49 (IST)

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Press mocked me when I warned PM about Covid-19 in February 2020: Rahul Gandhi

"Last year in February, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers & small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I'm trying to scare people," said Congress' Rahul Gandhi in Darjeeling.

Apr 14, 2021 - 18:13 (IST)

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Wherever BJP, RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there, says Rahul Gandhi

"People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing. Wherever BJP, RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there," said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Darjeeling.

Apr 14, 2021 - 18:03 (IST)

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TMC leaders insulting Dalits: JP Nadda

Remembering B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday alleged that under Mamata Banerjee's leadership, Trinamool Congress leaders are insulting Dalits.

Without naming anyone, he said that a woman leader of the Trinamool Congress has recently used derogatory words against scheduled caste and backward class people.

"But Mamata-di has not said a word castigating the leader for her remarks, proving the TMC's anti-Dalit stance," Nadda said addressing a public meeting at Katwa in Purba Bardhaman district.

-PTI

Apr 14, 2021 - 17:31 (IST)

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Modi prioritising WB polls over people's lives: Maharashtra Congress chief

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce a national lockdown only after the elections in West Bengal are over, as he is prioritising polls over people's lives.

Speaking to reporters, Patole said national reports have indicated that the coronavirus infection is spreading at a high speed across the country, but the Prime Minister is busy holding rallies.

Prime Minister Modi will announce a national lockdown only after the elections in West Bengal are over, he claimed.

"Between April 1 and 10, coronavirus spread rapidly across the nation. However, the Prime Minister is holding large rallies without wearing a mask. He is happily campaigning in West Bengal, but people who are suffering are ignored by his government. What message is Modi sending by not wearing a mask at rallies?" Patole said.

Apr 14, 2021 - 17:20 (IST)

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Rahul Gandhi ridicules TMC's 'Khela Hobe' slogan

Ridiculing TMC poll slogan "Khela Hobe" (Game will happen), he said serving people and playing games in this regard are not the same.

"We have never aligned with the BJP and the RSS. Our fight is not just political but ideological too. For Mamata Ji, it is just a political fight. The BJP knows very well Congress will never surrender before them, so they called for Congress Mukt Bharat. They never said TMC mukt Bharat, as they have been their former allies," he said.

Gandhi urged people to vote in favour of the Congress- ISF-Left alliance in Bengal to usher in a new era of development.

Apr 14, 2021 - 16:54 (IST)

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Bengal gave opportunity to TMC, but, they failed: Rahul Gandhi

Criticising "cut money" culture in Bengal, Gandhi said "You gave opportunity to TMC. But, they failed. People of the state have to venture out in search of jobs. This is the only state where you have to pay cut money to get jobs.

Ridiculing TMC poll slogan "Khela Hobe" (Game will happen), he said serving people and playing games in this regard are not the same.

"We have never aligned with the BJP and the RSS. Our fight is not just political but ideological too. For Mamata Ji, it is just a political fight.

Apr 14, 2021 - 16:30 (IST)

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BJP trying to destroy Bengal and its culture: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday termed BJP claims to build "Sonar Bangla" (golden Bengal) as a "mirage" and said the saffron party has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and dividing people on the basis of language, religion, caste and creed, as per PTI.

During his first rally in Bengal in this election season, Gandhi took a dig at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said his party would never align with the BJP and the RSS, unlike the TMC, which in the past had been an alliance partner of the saffron party-led NDA.

"BJP wants to destroy Bengal's culture, heritage and divide it. In Assam, they are doing the same thing; in Tamil Nadu, they are trying to do the same thing with their alliance partner AIADMK.

"The BJP has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and divisive politics," he said.

Mocking BJP's slogan of building "Sonar Bangla", Gandhi termed it as a "mirage and said they "sell the same dream in every state".

"In every state, they say similar things like Sonar Bangla. But, they only offer dividing people on the basis of religion, caste and language," the Congress leader said.

Apr 14, 2021 - 16:08 (IST)

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BJP wants to destroy and divide Bengal, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi started his campaign in West Bengal from today. He said, "If Bengal is divided, the loss will be of the Bengali people. See what happened in UP - people are dying of corona. Hospitals are full of dead bodies, the Chief Minister (Yogi Adityanath) has no sense!"

"BJP wants to destroy and divide Bengal, they are doing same thing in Assam and Tamil Nadu," Gandhi said while addressing a rally in Goalpokhar, as per PTI.

Apr 14, 2021 - 15:58 (IST)

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BJP will not get even 70 seats in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not be able to win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections which many expect to be a cliff-hanger.

Speaking at a rally at Dabgram-Fulbari in Jalpaiguri district, the Trinamool Congress supremo ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent claim that BJP had already won a 100 seats in the four phases of the election to the 294-seat assembly.

"Prime Minister Modi has said the saffron party has already won 100 seats out of 135 seats where elections have been held. I can say that after the elections are over, BJP will not even get 70 out of total of 294 seats", she said.

The Trinamool Congress leader charged that the BJP was spreading falsehood by telling different things at different places on the same issue.

Banerjee said home minister Amit Shah had said in Lebong in Darjeeling that there will be no NRC. However she pointed out that 14 lakh people have been identified and sent to detention camps based on a process to find illegal migrants under the National Register of Citizens.

Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates: "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing. Wherever BJP, RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there," said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Darjeeling.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not be able to win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections which many expect to be a cliff-hanger.

The TMC supremo is set to address back-to-back rallies in Jalpaiguri's Dhupguri, Kharija Berubari, Jaleshwari, Nadia and Darjeeling.

Addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's Katwa, the BJP chief attacked the state government's inaction over the alleged attacks by Trinamool Congress 'goons' on Dalits.

The Congress leader will address his first election rally in Bengal ahead of the fifth phase of state Assembly polls on 17 April. He is slated to hold two public meetings — one in Goalpokhar at 2.10 pm and the other in Bagdogra at 4 pm.

The TMC supremo said she will also ensure justice for the family of Ananda Burman, an 18-year-old first-time voter who was shot dead outside a polling booth in the same district.

A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs will meet Election Commission officials in Delhi on Wednesday afternoon, the party said.

The delegation will include parliamentarians Derek O'Brien, Kalyan Banerjee, Pratima Mondal and Santanu Sen. They are scheduled to reach the Election Commission of India office at 3.30 pm.

The meeting will happen days after the poll body barred TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. She had on Tuesday sat on a three and a half hour-long protest against the poll panel's decision.

On Monday, shortly after the Election Commission barred Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours, her party alleged the poll panel was behaving like a "wing of the BJP" and its decision smacks of authoritarianism.

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