Bandhu Prakash Pal, a 35-year-old teacher, his pregnant wife Beauty and 8-year-old son Angan were found dead in their house at Jiaganj in Murshidabad district on October 8, when Durga Puja festivities were on.
Criticising the state government over the killings, Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is also the party's in-charge of West Bengal, said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lost her moral right to continue in office and should resign immediately.
Unlike in West Bengal where the BJP is in fast forward mode to knock out Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the Narendra Modi government is at peace with Naveen Patnaik's BJD in Odisha. The political calculations post the Lok Sabha elections are eloquently clear
The results in the Lok Sabha elections have made BJP extremely upbeat in West Bengal. Saying Mamata Banerjee is promoting dynastic rule, BJP is confident of knocking out the firebrand leader in two years' time.
Ostentatious celebration of Durga Puja in Calcutta is traced back to the early 1700s when Bengal’s zamindars outdid each other in displaying their influence, power and wealth by spending large sums of money in festivities.
Indeed when the former Lok Sabha speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008, it was almost unthinkable considering the position the veteran politician enjoyed in his party which he joined in 1968.
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.
Mountaineer Chhanda Gayen wouldn’t have got permanently lost on her 2014 expedition if she were fitted with a transceiver. That sums up the utility of ham radios for individuals in moments of crisis, which is where certain teams have found a niche.