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Mamata Banerjee ends 3-day dharna, says it’s a victory for democracy



Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who reached Kolkata’s Esplanade on Sunday evening to start a rare street protest against the CBI attempt to question the city’s top cop, called off the dharna 45 hours later.

“This dharna is victory for the Constitution and democracy, so, let us end it today,” she told her supporters at the protest site in the heart of the Bengal capital. Andhra chief minister Chandrababu Naidu stood next to her, Tejashwi Yadav of Bihar’s Rashtriya Janata Dal had also joined her on stage.

Both had flown to Kolkata to extend their support; other opposition leaders had phoned in their support. To the hundreds of Trinamool Congress supporters who gathered at the protest site, Mamata would often let them know about the phone calls.

Mamata Banerjee alleged that the central government was trying to control all agencies. “They (Centre) want to control state agencies also. PM (Narendra Modi) should resign from Delhi and go back to Gujarat. One man government and one party government is there,” she said.

For the 45 hours that she had been at Esplanade, the stand-off that had started between the Kolkata Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had exploded into a huge controversy that reached Parliament and the Supreme Court.

In Parliament, home minister Rajnath Singh said the situation is a threat to the federal structure of the country and warned that there may be a constitutional breakdown in West Bengal.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the CBI in the Saradha chit fund case but said that Kumar can’t be arrested. Both Mamata Banerjee and the BJP claimed “moral victory” after the court ruling.

The Union home minister has written a letter to the Bengal government asking it to take disciplinary action against Rajeev Kumar. The home ministry said Rajeev Kumar and some other police officers sat on a dharna with West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.

The standoff between the Centre and the Bengal government began on Sunday evening when a CBI team reached the Kolkata police chief residence to question him over the Saradha chit fund case.

The situation escalated as the Kolkata police detained the CBI officials and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was told to secure the CBI’s headquarters in the city. Mamata accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah of plotting a ‘coup’ and sat on a protest.

Rajeev Kumar led the special investigation team (SIT) that was probing the case before CBI took over. The central probe agency had raised suspicions that the Kolkata top cop was destroying evidence in the case.



‘Today another love letter has arrived…’ Arvind Kejriwal said on LG’s letter



Representational Image | Image Source: Arvind Kejriwal (Twitter)

The feud between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena is not taking the name of diminishing. On Friday, Kejriwal had said that his wife did not write as much love letters as he did in the last 6 months, as much as the LG scolded him. At the same time, today again Kejriwal tweeted and said that today the love letter has come again.

Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said that today another love letter has arrived. In fact, today a six-page letter has been sent to CM Kejriwal by LG VK Saxena. In another tweet, Kejriwal wrote, “BJP is hell-bent on destroying the lives of the people of Delhi through LG. Every day these people create a ruckus about something or the other. I assure the people of Delhi – as long as your son Is alive, don’t worry. I won’t let your hair get messy.

On Friday, Delhi CM had tweeted about LG VK Saxena, “LG Saheb scolds me as much as my wife does not scold me as much. In the last 6 months, LG Sahib has written me as many love letters as my whole life. I didn’t write to my wife.LG sir, chill a bit.

And tell your super boss too, chill a little.” Kejriwal had also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi without naming him. He is constantly alleging that LG VK Saxena is working on PM Modi’s behest and AAP government. causing obstacles in the work of.

Source: Aajtak

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12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for ‘violent behaviour’ in previous Parliament session



File | Source : Krishi Jagran

12 Opposite MPs were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the Winter Session because of ‘uncontrollable conduct’ during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

The authority notice said, “This House takes cognizance and firmly sentences the absolute negligence to the power of the Chair, complete maltreatment of rules of the House steadily accordingly wilfully hindering the matter of House through their exceptional demonstrations of offense, derisive, rowdy and fierce conduct and purposeful assaults on security workforce on the last day of 254th Session of Rajya Sabha for example August 11.”


1. Elamaram Kareem (CPM)

2. Phulo Devi Netam (INC)

3. Chhaya Verma (INC)

4. Ripun Bora (INC)

5. Binoy Viswam (CPI)

6. Rajamani Patel (INC)

7. Dola Sen (TMC)

8. Shanta Chhetri (TMC)

9. Syed Nasir Hussain (INC)

10. Priyanka Chaturvedi (Shiv Sena)

11. Anil Desai (Shiv Sena)

12. Akhilesh Prasad Singh (INC)

Because of consistent interruptions and intermissions as the Opposition fought over the Pegasus sneaking around line and the three ranch laws, the Monsoon Session of Parliament finished two days sooner than what was planned for August.

On the last day of the meeting, Opposition MPs purportedly jumped on the authorities’ table, waved dark material and tossed records when the House started a conversation on ranchers’ dissent against new change laws. They likewise purportedly mauled the security staff

Notwithstanding, the Opposition affirmed that their MPs were messed up by the security faculty.

Following this, Rajya Sabha executive Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla had chosen to embrace a definite assessment of such rowdy scenes previously and the future game-plan in such cases.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief



Navjot Singh Sindhu who had been appointed President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee on 23rd July had resigned from the party. This incident just took place just before Punjab’s former prime minister Amarinder Singh came on a visit to Delhi. In his letter after resignation he mentioned he might have resigned as a President but he cares about the welfare of the people of Punjab and he will continue to serve Congress.

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