Bengal’s politics of violence reached the national capital on Tuesday as Students Federation of India(SFI) activists manhandled State Finance Minster Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission raising slogans against the Mamata Banerjee. The SFI protest was against the death of a SFI cadre,Sudipto Gupta, in police custody . Angry Mamata Banerjee expressed her shock and her worry about how even she could have suffered.She also termed the protesters as hooligans and reminded she could bring 10 lakh people to Delhi who are behind her !! Angry didi blamed the protesters of willingly stopping Bengal from growing and cancelled her pre-scheduled meeting with the PM !!
TMC plans protest against Amit Mitra’s manhandling by SFI activists in Delhi
Meanwhile, TMC and the Left workers had their share of arm twisting with eachother in Bengal till their respective leaders asked them to calm down. TMC has declared a protest march wearing black bands on the streets condemning attack on their leaders.
Coming April 9, Gujarat’s CM, Narendra Modi is scheduled to address industrialists in Kolkata and his party had planned a reception that evening for him at the city’s famous Netaji Indoor Stadium, which can seat over 10,000 people.While the stadium initially told it was free suddenly backed-off siting preoccupation by a private party,leaving BJP party workers helpless. The state President of BJP,Rahul Sinha,wrote to the Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee , who said she could not help .
Is this a beginning of tussle between two aggressive leaders and Chief Ministers of India ?
Will it be Mamata vs Modi because of Netaji Indoor Stadium?
Department of Telephony has ordered Internet Service Providers to block around 73 URLs which are defaming IIPM(Indian Institute of Planning and Management) and its chairman Arindam Chaudhari, including a UGC notice which declares that the private institute for Management Studies is not recognized with them.
Arindam Chaudhari sounded happy with DoT’s decision and declared UGC and AICTE both bodies packed with bribe-seeking officials.
This is not the first time Arindam Chaudhari and his institute has made it to the news and quite often in controversies.
DoT orders blocking of URLs with content critical of IIPM, including a UGC notice
Salman Rushdie,the controversial author of ‘Satanic Verses’ was scheduled to visit Kolkata to promote the movie ‘Midnight’s Children’ which is based on his book,along with actor Rahul Bose and film maker Deepa Mehta but had to cancel his visit after few muslim organizations opposed his arrival in the city.However,Salman Rusdie has tweeted that it was the chief minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee,who herself had asked the Kolkata Police to block his arrival. He has alleged that the city cops had warned the organizers about a protest planned against Rushdie’s visit.
Salman Rushdie-Mamata asked Kolkata Police to block his arrival
Chasing an achievable score of 251 made by Pakistan in the 2nd ODI at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens,Team India collapsed at 165 all out,allowing Pakistan a series win (Pakistan wins 2 out of 3 match series) and helping Pakistan retain the record of being unbeatable for India at Eden Gardens .
While,England’s tour to India and a massive Test Series victory over India raised questions on M.S.Dhoni’s ability to captain all three formats and critics claiming a new captain for Test Formats , the One Day Series loss at home by Pakistan may put Dhoni’s captaincy, in all formats, under clouds of strong criticisms!
Just a thought,what might Didi tell Dhoni after Team India’s loss at Eden 🙂
Pakistan wins ODI series against India after defeating Team India at Eden Gardens