Left Menu
Development News Edition

BJP dharna in Ranchi against violence during Amit Shah rally

PTI | Ranchi | Updated: 15-05-2019 22:12 IST | Created: 15-05-2019 22:12 IST
BJP dharna in Ranchi against violence during Amit Shah rally

BJP dharna in Ranchi against violence during Amit Shah rally in Kolkata Ranchi, May 15 (PT) The BJP Wednesday staged a dharna, with its participants covering their mouths with black clothes, to protest the violence that broke out during a road show of party president Amit Shah in Kolkata. State Urban Development Minister C P Singh and other BJP leaders sat silently in the dharna at the Elbert Ekka Chowk here.

"The West Bengal government is murdering democracy. (Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee is throttling the voice of the people by using goons and wants to govern by violence and appeasement," Singh said later.

He demanded that the Election Commission take notice of the West Bengal government's functioning and take action against it. Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during Shah's road show. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was also vandalised during the violence.

BJP Jharkhand president Pratul Shahdeo asked JMM president Hemant Soren why he is silent following Banerjee's outbursts against the people of Bihar and Jharkhand. At an election rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, Banerjee had alleged that hooligans from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand have been brought by the BJP to West Bengal to foment trouble in the state during the election..



Migration post-COVID 19: Taking cues from the past to rebuild economies

Migrants are an irreplaceable part of even the essential workforce of developed countries and are on the frontline in the fight against the crisis, making an immeasurable contribution to saving the lives of natives with voting rights....

Socialization Post-COVID-19: Local associations and online groups to play crucial role

Though every age group is suffering due to the global lockdown caused by the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges before adolescents are unique. Their social space has shrunk drastically, besides, they have become highly vulnerable to ...

Pharma post-COVID 19: Reducing political clout can alter business models

Powerful governments that have historically supported the pharma industry in enforcing global intellectual property rules are changing course and introducing legislation that can override normal patent rights during emergencies....

COVID 19 response: Big data is of big help but concerns remain unanswered

Public monitoring tools developed to fight the pandemic could pave the way to more invasive forms of mass surveillance post COVID-19....


Latest News

Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

An earthquake struck near New Zealands capital on Monday morning, shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament building.The 5.8 magnitude earthquake was 37 km deep a...

White House bans travel to the US from Brazil

The White House has announced a ban on travel to the US from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus in Latin Americas hardest-hit country. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says in a statement Sunday evening that the ban applies to foreign ...

Japan eyeing second extra budget worth over $929 bln - Nikkei

Japans government is considering compiling a second extra budget for the current fiscal year worth over 100 trillion yen 929.45 billion to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. T...

Domestic flights resume after two months: Delhi's first departure is to Pune and Mumbai's first to Patna

Indian skies will open up for domestic passenger services from Monday after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off, aviation industry sources said. All scheduled commercial passenger ...

Give Feedback