Suvendu Adhikari News
Partha Chatterjee, who was implicated in the SSC recruitment scam, identified three opposition party leaders in the state before testifying in court. Sujan Chakraborty, Dilip Ghosh, and Subhendu Adhikari are the leaders of the CPM, BJP, and respectively. The accusations made by Partha were also visible in Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh's tweet 18 minutes prior to Partha's address.
Tension is at an all-time high in Tripura, which is getting close to elections. The Trinamool party's leader, Mamata Banerjee, paid close attention to public relations by visiting this northeastern state before the election. According to political insiders, Mamata's choice to travel to Tripura may have given the Trinamool party a stronger electoral advantage.
In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, the Left Front was defeated by the All India Trinamool Congress which won an absolute majority of seats. This led to the end of 34 year Communist rule in West Bengal as well as the end of the longest serving democratically elected Communist government in the world. Mamata Banerjee, the leader of Trinamool Congress, became the chief minister.
The Trinamool leadership raised the tone in response to this accusation by the opposition leader. Suvendu Adhikari had earlier sent a letter to the Centre questioning the quality and transparency of the mid-day meal. He also claimed that the fund allocated for this project was being used for the 'Lakshmi Bhandar' scheme.
The West Bengal government verbally moved the chief justice's bench at the Calcutta High Court seeking to challenge a single bench order. A single bench directed the state police not to register any FIR against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari without permission of the court. The move came after the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea of the state government to lodge an FIR against Adhikari.
The SC refused to entertain a plea by the WB govt seeking to register FIR regarding a stampede at a blanket distribution event The apex court allowed the state govt to withdraw the plea, asking it to move to Calcutta HC for appropriate directions Three people died while five others were injured in a stampede that happened during a blanket distribution programme
As many as three persons died and five others were seriously injured in a stampede at a blanket distribution programme The stampede occurred when people rushed towards the dais in an attempt to get blankets after the LOp in the state Assembly The ruling TMC alleged that the incident occurred due to "chaos created by" Adhikari who described the deaths and injuries as "unfortunate"