Disagreeing with every move of Centre goes against spirit of federalism: Dhankhar lashes out at Mamata government
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose government celebrated the day as 'Deshnayak Diwas', slammed the Centre for its decision to observe January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas'.
Banerjee had earlier aired his grievances over loyal and hard-working leaders and workers allegedly not being given due respect in the party.
Apart from recalling Netaji’s contribution, Modi’s speech projected the Bengal icon as the leading light of India’s Independence whose dreams the present government is trying to realise.
Banerjee had declined to speak at the event to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary where "Jai Shri Ram" slogans were raised in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Netaji's birth anniversary was celebrated on Saturday across West Bengal with several programmes held by the BJP-led central government and the TMC administration in the state.
CM Mamata Banerjee declined to speak at the event after the slogans were raised in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said such "insult" was unacceptable.
The legislator from Bally said she felt relieved by the decision of the TMC leadership but asserted that her expulsion proved that "rotten elements" are calling the shots in the party.
Assembly elections in the state are expected to take place in April. It is learnt that of the 50,000 pending arrests, nearly 12,000 were made in the last four days.
Muslims constitute about 31 per cent of voters in West Bengal and are seen as a vote bank of CM Mamata Banerjee.
Ghosh told reporters that the EC has been requested to look into allegations of irregularities in the process of updating the list.
During a meeting in Murshidabad, a Muslim-dominated district, Banerjee urged party leaders to put up a united fight against the BJP and the other divisive forces.
Chatterjee, during a public meeting in Raidighi, said that he regrets having campaigned for the once-popular Bengali film actress in 2016.
Ghosh had met BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and actress Rimjhim Mitra, also a member of the saffron party, at a social function in south Kolkata on Wednesday night.
Adhikari apologized to the people of the district for the movement against farmland acquisition in Singur, which forced Tata Motors to scrap the plan of an automobile hub.
Bhattacharya is the legislator of Santipur constituency in West Bengal's Nadia district.