TMC spent Rs 154.28 crore, DMK over 114 crore during Assembly poll campaigns: EC; BJP data not available
The Congress spent Rs 84.93 crore (Rs 84,93,69,986) for electioneering in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal during the assembly elections.
The Congress, which had ruled the state before the Left Front came to power in 1977, drew a blank in the elections to the 294-member assembly held earlier this year.
He also made it clear that the party’s Hindutva rhetoric led to the consolidation of the vote-bank of minorities
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The Bengal government has opposed the prayer claiming that it is the domain and discretion of the Speaker of the Assembly.
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Advocate General Kishore Dutta opposed the prayer submitting that the speaker has the sole authority in the Assembly and it is for him to decide who was eligible for the post.
The speaker also dwelt on how Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was working towards inclusive development of all regions of the state.
BJP MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, staged a walkout in the Assembly, protesting against this decision.
The resolution was moved by state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee under Rule 169 of the Procedures of Conduct of Business of the House.
The Governor arrived at the Assembly and was received by Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay.
The budget is likely to be placed in the house the next day of the commencement of the session or the day after, assembly sources said.
Suvendu Adhikari had won election from Nandigram assembly seat, defeating his former mentor-turned-political adversary Mamata Banerjee by a narrow margin of over 1900 votes.
Many of the seats are dominated by Matuas, a Hindu religious sect comprising those who had migrated from Bangladesh.
Though the encrypted political message in these results will be clearer only after a while, there are certain unmistakable moral lessons.
The BJP’s biggest mistake, as it desperately sought to occupy people’s mindspace and create hype, was to invite hordes of TMC leaders accused of goondaism into its fold
For the first time since Independence, there will be no Left Front or Congress representative in the West Bengal Assembly.