West Bengal: Suvendu Adhikari targets Mamata Banerjee for cancelling Nandigram rally – kolkata

Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) drew flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday for cancelling the chief minister’s scheduled rally at Nandigram in East Midnapore district on January 7.

Nandigram, the place a 3-yr-lengthy violent wrestle towards acquisition of farm land for business performed a key function in serving to Banerjee oust the Left Front authorities in 2011, was the meeting constituency of former minister Suvendu Adhikari until he resigned from the state meeting and joined the BJP in presence of union dwelling minister Amit Shah on December 19.

“Those who talked of holding a rally in Nandigram have suddenly vanished. But I keep my word. I will hold a rally on January 8 and there will be more than 100,000 people,” Adhikari stated at a rally in Nandigram on Tuesday.

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Adhikari additionally took potshots at Abhishek Banerjee, the chief minister’s nephew, calling him a tolabaaj (extortionist).

The cause TMC leaders cited on Monday for cancelling Banerjee’s January 7 rally was that Akhil Giri, the legislator from the district’s Ramnagar constituency and the occasion’s organiser, had examined constructive for Covid-19.

On November 10, Adhikari threw his first veiled problem on the TMC whereas addressing a gathering in Nandigram. Till then, the variations between Adhikari and the TMC had not turn out to be public.

Adhikari, who hails from East Midnapore and whose father and older brother characterize two Lok Sabha seats within the district for the TMC, has claimed in his latest speeches that he performed the essential function within the Nandigram motion from the bottom because it started in 2007 whereas TMC leaders primarily based in Kolkata used to go to the disturbed zone solely for media protection.

Engaged in an uninterrupted trade of allegations and rhetoric since Adhikari’s defection, TMC and BJP leaders on Monday made the rally’s cancellation a problem.

“We cannot hold the rally without Giri. A rally will be held later,” stated panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee.

“Giri is the legislator from Ramnagar. What has he got to do with Nandigram? He cannot even assemble 500 people. The chief minister should stop milking Nandigram for political gains,” quipped Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, referring to the last decade-previous land motion at a press convention.

Significantly, Adhikari himself threw a problem on the chief minister when he addressed a rally at Kanthi, his hometown, on December 24, a day after he was branded a “traitor” at a TMC roadshow in the identical city. The TMC rally, which was addressed by Lok Sabha member Saugata Roy and concrete growth minister Firhad Hakim, was additionally organised by Giri.

“They (TMC) claim Mamata Banerjee will contest the coming assembly polls alone in the state and she has put in place the next generation of leadership. If that is true then why is she sending ministers to Midnapore? She will address a rally at Nandigram on January 7. I know what she is going to say. I will hold a rally in Nandigram the very next day and give her a befitting reply,” Adhikari stated on December 24.

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‘Video shows you taking money, not me’: Abhishek Banerjee challenges Suvendu Adhikari – kolkata

Youth Trinamool Congress president Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday accused former minister Suvendu Adhikari, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on December 19, of being “corrupt and spineless.”

Narrowing down the political battle between the ruling TMC and the saffron camp in ballot-certain Bengal to a private conflict, Banerjee, who was not too long ago branded by Adhikari as “tolabaaj” (extortionist), cow and coal smuggler, hit again from a rally at Diamond Harbour, his Lok Sabha constituency in South 24 Parganas district positioned adjoining to Kolkata.

“You called me a tolabaaj (extortionist) while you are the one whose name figures in the Saradha and Narada cases being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate. You were seen in the (Narada) video accepting money wrapped in newspaper. My name is not there in the files. The ED and the CBI won’t be able to do anything to me,” stated Banerjee, who’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.

“If you (Centre) ever get any proof of my involvement in these cases, set up the gallows. I will voluntarily come and hang myself,” he added.

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BJP nationwide president JP Nadda’s convoy was stoned by some folks at Diamond Harbour on December 10. This was Banerjee’s first rally within the district since that incident which triggered a chilly battle between the Union dwelling ministry and the state. The ministry unilaterally transferred three Indian Police Service officers, who have been in control of Nadda’s safety, on Central deputation in different states. The transfer has been opposed by the state.

“People are aggrieved with the Centre’s policies. Some of them may have pelted stones. We should not pelt stones. We have to give our reply to the BJP through the ballot,” he stated.

Banerjee additionally focused the Prime Minister and the Centre.

“The Centre has suspended the area development fund given to members of the Parliament because of the Covid-19 pandemic but nobody raised a question when thousands of crores were spent to buy a plane for the Prime Minister,” stated Banerjee.

“In one month, the Union home minister has come to Bengal, big leaders have come to Bengal and Union ministers have come to Bengal. All this is because they cannot stop a simple five-feet-one-inch-tall woman who lives in a tin-roofed house. You are not even equal to her nails,” retorted Banerjee.

Adhikari was scheduled to carry a rally and a roadshow within the afternoon in West Midnapore district.

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‘Ashamed of having associated with TMC for 21 years’: Suvendu Adhikari – kolkata

The newly-inducted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief in West Bengal, (*21*) Adhikari stated on Saturday that he was ashamed of having associated with Trinamool Congress (TMC) for so lengthy in his profession.

Addressing get together staff on the BJP workplace right here, Adhikari stated, “The political party I had been associated earlier has no discipline now. It has turned into a company from a party. I am ashamed of having associated with the party for 21 years.”

The former West Bengal minister stated that West Bengal wants the steering of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It is due to the self-sacrifice of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee that we could live in West Bengal. Only the combination of BJP government at the centre and that in Bengal can lead the state towards economic development and tackle the issue of unemployment,” emphasised Adhikari.

“I would like to thank our home minister Amit Shahji for accepting us on the land of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on Saturday. BJP is the largest political party in the world. Now, I am a member of this nationalist, pluralist, disciplined and patriotic party. Our objective would be to make the party win the forthcoming Assembly elections and create the ‘Sonar Bangla’.”

Adhikari additional accused the TMC-led West Bengal authorities of depriving 73 lakh farmers of the state by not implementing the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi coverage.

He claimed, “BJP workers have been beaten mercilessly. False cases were framed against them. 135 workers have sacrificed their lives to steer the party’s ascendancy in West Bengal.”

(*21*) Adhikari, a former TMC minister and MLA, joined the BJP within the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Midnapore in West Bengal on December 19.

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After being branded a traitor by TMC, Suvendu Adhikari to hold rally in hometown – kolkata

A day after the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) branded Suvendu Adhikari, a former TMC heavyweight and minister who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a traitor and focused his household at a rally at Contai, his hometown in Bengal’s East Midnapore district, he’s set to hold a rally on the similar place on Thursday.

This could be his first rally in East Midnapore after he joined the BJP on December 19 at union dwelling minister Amit Shah’s rally.

On Tuesday, Adhikari addressed his first rally as a BJP chief in Burdwan district. BJP’s youth president in the state Saumitra Khan, who just lately filed a divorce swimsuit towards his spouse Sujata Mondol Khan after she converted to the TMC, would even be current at Adhikari’s rally.

Both the TMC and the BJP are desperately making an attempt to present their energy in the district, which was thought of to be the bastion of the TMC, extra so of the Adhikari household.

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TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is anticipated to hold one other rally at Nandigram in the identical district on January 7, 2021.

Adhikari and his household have performed a key position in the expansion of the TMC in East Midnapore. The Contai and Tamluk Lok Sabha seats, a lot of the meeting segments and plenty of native our bodies right here have been managed by 78-12 months-previous Sisir Adhikari and his three sons since 2009.

Sisir Adhikari, his father, is the sitting TMC MP from Contai. Dibyendu Adhikari, his brother, is the MP from Tamluk. His youngest brother Soumendu Adhikari is the chairman of Kanthi municipality. No member of the Adhikari household, nevertheless, attended the TMC rally in East Midnapore on Wednesday.

“Akhil Giri (TMC lawmaker from Ramnagar and a known detractor of Adhikari) had sent invitation letters to everyone. If someone doesn’t attend then it is up to them,” mentioned Saugata Roy, TMP MP.

A two-time former Lok Sabha member with a powerful fan following amongst get together employees, Suvendu Adhikari, 50, is acknowledged as one of many leaders who helped TMC chief Mamata Banerjee galvanise the anti-land acquisition motion at Nandigram in East Midnapore district throughout the Left Front rule. The two-12 months-lengthy motion grew to become a key issue in the CPI(M)’s ouster in 2011.

On Wednesday, earlier than the TMC rally, there was a conflict between the BJP and the TMC employees in the district’s Ramnagar space.

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After joining BJP, Suvendu Adhikari called ‘traitor’ in hometown by TMC – kolkata

Four days after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union dwelling minister Amit Shah, former Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday was branded a “traitor” and his household was focused on the first Trinamool Congress (TMC) roadshow and rally at Kanthi, his hometown in Bengal’s East Midnapore district, because the defection.

Before the rally, there was a conflict between the BJP and the TMC employees in the district’s Ramnagar space. The rally was organised by Akhil Giri, TMC lawmaker from Ramnagar and a recognized detractor of Adhikari.

Adhikari’s followers introduced that he’ll maintain a counter-rally at Kanthi on Thursday. Adhikari prevented the media.

On Tuesday, Adhikari addressed his first rally as a BJP chief alongside occasion’s state president Dilip Ghosh in Burdwan district. Accusing the TMC of being concerned in smuggling of cows, coal and sand, he stated, “If the TMC returns to power it will start an illegal kidney trade as well.”

The ruling occasion hit again on Wednesday on Adhikari’s personal turf.

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“Suvendu is no strongman in Bengal politics. He lost the first assembly and Lok Sabha polls. He won his first assembly election from Kanthi South in 2006 but only after his father, the incumbent, vacated the seat. He was given two important portfolios in the cabinet. What more did he want? He is a traitor. Kanthi is not the kingdom of any family,” TMC Lok Sabha member Saugata Roy stated on the rally.

Roy even called Adhikari Mir Zafar, the overall who betrayed Shiraj-ud-Daulah, Bengal’s final unbiased nawab who was defeated by the East India Company in the Battle of Plassey in 1757. The battle marked the launch of British rule in India.

On December 19, Adhikari and 6 different TMC legislators, a TMC Lok Sabha member, three MLAs from the Left and Congress and at the least 20 different district-degree leaders of the ruling occasion joined the BJP at Shah’s rally in Midnapore city. This marked the most important defection of elected TMC leaders in the run-as much as the meeting polls due in about 5 months.

For months, the dissident leaders had voiced their grievance in opposition to Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and election strategist Prashant Kishor, who was roped in by the occasion final 12 months after the BJP gained 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats.

“A few days ago, I organised a meeting where Abhishek and Kishor were present. Suvendu told Abhishek in front of me that he had nothing to say against Abhishek. After joining the BJP, Suvendu called him an extortionist. Who does he think he is?” Roy instructed the gang.

Though Suvendu Adhikari is the one member of his household to hitch the BJP, his father and two brothers had been conspicuous by their absence on the rally. TMC employees who walked previous their dwelling in the center of Kanthi city shouted slogans and called them traitors.

Suvendu Adhikari represented East Midnapore’s Nandigram seat the place a protracted land motion helped Mamata Banerjee oust the Left Front authorities in 2011. His resignation from the state meeting was accepted by the speaker on Monday.

Adhikari’s father, Sisir Adhikari, is the eldest among the many TMC’s Lok Sabha members and has been Mamata Banerjee’s shut affiliate because the occasion’s delivery in 1998. Sisir Adhikari and his elder son, Dibyendu, characterize two Lok Sabha constituencies in East Midnapore. The youngest son of the household heads the civic physique in Kanthi city.

Scoffing at Wednesday’s rally, the state BJP’s chief spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya stated, “How many people in that crowd were from Kanthi? The crowd was ferried from Nandigram.”

Incidentally, no senior BJP chief is scheduled to attend Adhikari’s rally on Thursday.

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