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BJP WILL WIN 30 OUT OF 42 SEATS IN WEST BENGAL: KAILASH VIJAYVARGIYA

ANM News Desk: BJP general secretary, Kailash Vijayvargiya claimed that the saffron party may end up winning 30 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal. He stated that there was a ‘severe undercurrent’ in the TMC and that the state government would fall within six months. Vijayvargiya claimed that many senior TMC leaders would join BJP after the Lok Sabha polls.

Describing entire West Bengal as ‘sensitive’, he mentioned that the BJP has urged the Election Commission to deploy central forces and install CCTVs in all booths of the state, for the remaining phases of the Lok Sabha elections.

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CM MAMATA BANERJEE ACCUSES BJP OF MISUSING RELIGION

ANM News Desk: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday took a dig at BJP for allegedly trying to gain political advantage by using religion as a tool to mislead people. She hit out at Ram Navami rallies organised by BJP at various parts of the state and accused the party of trying to disturb peace in Bengal.

Banerjee also took a jibe at the saffron party stating that she has fielded a ‘bhumiputra’ (son of the soil) from the Darjeeling seat, unlike the BJP, which has nominated a candidate who hails from Manipur. Asserting that BJP will not return to power at the centre, she claimed that it will not win seats in other states as well.

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ECI TO TAKE A CALL ON WB CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER AND SPECIAL POLICE OBSERVER

Avijit Nandi majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: Election Commission of India summoned special police observer Vivek Dubey amid growing chorus of Opposition that he is unable and incompetent to conduct elections in West Bengal.  ANM News have reliably learnt from ECI sources that the three bench Commission is contemplating on changing the state CEO and also special police observer Vivek Dubey with someone more experienced in dealing with Lok Sabha elections. BJP, Left parties and Congress unequivocally condemned widespread booth capturing and rigging in several area in Cooch Behar all through the day during the first phase of polls. While Opposition showered ECI with complaints, state chief electoral officer Aariz Aftab and special police observer Vivek Dubey complimented Cooch Behar police for peaceful, free and fair elections. Incidentally ANM News was the first to expose that Dubey and Election Commission appointed district police observer had not done their home work properly and central forces were not adequately deployed in several sensitive areas. A section of the Opposition parties are crying hoarse about the sudden transfer of police superintendent Abhishek Gupta a day before the elections, claiming that ECI appointed IPS officer Amit Singh could do  nothing to stem the tide.

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Vivek Dubey unfit to oversee Lok Sabha polls

BY AVIJIT NANDI MAJUMDAR : Is retired IPS officer Vivek Dubey have enough experience to oversee tough Lok Sabha elections ? Disappointed BJP leaders have started to point fingers at the former top cop claiming that he showed almost no maturity in tackling scientific rigging and violence in Cooch Behar. ANM News is privy to the conversation between Vivek Dubey and ECI appointed Cooch Behar superintendent of police Amit Singh where he is heard expressing complete satisfaction on the role of the police. “The polls have been free and fair,” was Dubey’s first reaction after the elections were over in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar. ANM News have also learnt that Dubey gave a clean chit to Amit Singh and mentioned that the IPS officer has made a lot of difference in one day. Opposition parties specially Left and BJP accused Dubey of inefficiency and claimed that neither he has any idea about the topography and sensitiveness of the area not did he do his homework before overseeing the deployment of central forces. TMC also took a dig at Dubey claiming that the special police observer overlooked excesses committed by the central forces.

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ECI under pressure to replace Aftab, Meena and Basu

By A STAFF REPORTER : With Opposition parties ganging up against West Bengal Chief Electoral officer Aariz Aftab and his colleagues additional CEO, OS Meena and Sanjay Basu, Election Commission of India is under pressure to act against the officers. ANM News had first reported that Aftab, Meena and Basu were not rated as professionally competent officers in the IAS circuit and their appointment came as a surprise both to the ruling TMC and Opposition parties. Aftab is considerate meek and unable to take decision and stand on any complaints. OS Meena and Sanjay Basu are known to be very laid back officers. BJP, Congress and Left parties had repeatedly drawn the attention of the ECI claiming that the state Chief electoral officer is not acting on their repeated complaints of intimidation and threat by ruling party. State and Central government officers whi were drafted for polling duties had complained of lack of security and petitioned the state Chief Electoral officer but to no avail. Opposition alleged that state chief electoral officer failed in ensuring free and fair polls in Cooch Behar. BJP leaders complained that they had submitted several evidences of EVM capturing and rigging but CEO has not taken any action. The Central forces were not utilized systematically by the state police, Opposition alleged.
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AMIT SHAH ADDRESSES ELECTION RALLY AT KALIMPONG

Kiran Thapa, Kalimpong: Addressing an election rally in support of the BJP’s candidate Raju Bista at  Kalimpong , BJP President Amit Shah said, “Our government is always with the Gorkhas all over the country as committed by the Prime Minister earlier in an election rally at Siliguri in Darjeeling district on April 3.”

“We are committed to extending citizenship to all the refugees in the region of the hills, Terai and Dooars. Those who have encroached on our territory, that is an infiltrator, would be shunted out from here,” he asserted.

Attacking the Grand Alliance, for which Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee has been campaigning to garner votes, Mr Shah asked Ms Banerjee to specify the constituents of the “Mahagathbandhan”.

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Government appoints two more IPS officers in CBI, Eastern Zone

By a staff reporter,ANM News:Centre has bolstered the strength of CBI in Eastern Zone with two new officers joining the agency headquarters in Kolkata. Akhilesh Singh a 2003 batch IPS officer from Assam Meghalaya cadre has been appointed as DIG CBI in Eastern Zone. He will be supervising Saradha, Narada cases, Singh’s appointment came at a time when agency has petitioned the Supreme Court to remove the “no arrest” shield from former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. CBI has accused Kumar of non cooperation. Putta Vimaladitya, a 2008 match IPS officer from Kerala cadre has joined the CBI’s ACB unit in Eastern Zone. Speculations are rife that CBI will be fast forwarding investigations surrounding Saradha chit fund case.

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MAMATA BANERJEE IS A ‘SPEEDBREAKER’ FOR THE STATE: MODI STANDS BY HIS WORD

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally at Rash Mela in Cooch behar. He took a dig at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee stating that she was a ‘speedbreaker’ for the development in the state. The Prime Minister assured of developments in the state adding that projects worth crores had been approved for Cooch Behar by the Centre.

Following his rally in the city, PM Modi will be addressing rallies at Udaipur in Tripura at 2:25 p.m. and Imphal in Manipur at 4:10 p.m.

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CBI PETITIONS SC TO REMOVE “CANNOT ARREST” SHIELD FROM RAJEEV

By a staff reporter: CBI has alleged that former police commissioner Rajeev Kumar did not “co-operate fully” during investigations and have prayed to Supreme Court to remove the “cannot arrest” shield. CBI sources in Delhi quoting investigators accused Rajeev Kumar of using the “cannot arrest” shield to evade replies. “He is getting psychological upper hand,” a CBI officer commented. The prayer has come at a time when Rajeev Kumar has been given charge of the CID following his transfer from Kolkata police chief. With elections knocking at the door, the CBI prayer has sent the political circles in a tizzy. TMC cried conspiracy alleging that BJP is trying to browbeat administration while BJP mentioned that these are routine issues and law will take it’s own course. The CBI prayer also came on the same day as Election Commission of India replaced incumbent Anuj Sharma as commissioner of police, Kolkata with Dr Rajesh Kumar.

RAJESH KUMAR

FREE AND FAIR POLLS TOP PRIORITY: NEW CITY POLICE CHIEF DR KUMAR

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: The first and top priority of the Election Commission of India appointed police commissioner is to ensure free and fair polls in Kolkata. Speaking exclusively to ANM News, Dr Rajesh Kumar, selected by ECI to replace incumbent city police chief Anuj Sharma mentioned that he will thrive towards providing a peaceful atmosphere for free and fair polls. Dr Kumar had a word of praise for the outgoing police chief Anuj Sharma. “He is a good officer,” Dr Kumar said. The 1990 batch IPS officer is considered close to former TMC turned BJP leader Mukul Roy. He had served in various capacities as SP and DIG and went on to become additional DG, Crime, CID, a very coveted post reserved for those who enjoys the confidence of the ruling party and Chief minister. His close colleagues in the West Bengal police circles mentioned that Dr Kumar fell out of favour after crossing swords with his one time close friend the then police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. He was subsequently sidelined as ADG Pollution Control Board.