PARLIAMENT ELECTION 2009
Four persons were killed and ten others were injured in clashes and poll-related violence since early morning before polling started for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections started till late in the afternoon. A voter died accidentally when a car carrying polling personnel was reversing in Kalyani today. The electorate in 11 constituencies spread over the city and the two adjoining districts of North and South 24-Parganas heaved a sigh of relief as the elections passed off by and large peacefully belying fears of large-scale violence whipped up by allegations of mobilisation of goons traded by the ruling and Opposition combines. At least 70 per cent votes were cast in the 11 constituencies, while allegations of booth capturing and rigging at several polling stations were made by both the CPI-M and the Trinamul.
Bengali Hindus in West Bengal has learnt to live in many mini Pakistan here. The trend of Bengal politics saturated by the Muslim Politics and the sycophant Bengal intellectuals lead by Mahasewata Devi, Saonli Mitra, Sunanda Sanyal, Bivas Chakroborty, Aparna Sen, Subhaprasonna, Debabrato Bandopadhya and obviously Dainik Statesman - a Bengali daily news paper promoting for the change in Bengal, even in the cost of a Mamata Banerjee as their projected Chief Minister in West Bengal, who is the Best friend of Imam Barkati, Idrish Ali, Tahha Siddique and Riz, the departed Love Jihadi.
The situation over 32 years of Bengal black days is now entering into a darkest night may not end in times.
Trinamul rides on Muslim
Tirthankar Mitra, Statesman News Services Kolkata, May 9: As strong winds threaten to bring about change, 13 May is a big day as Kolkata (North) parliamentary constituency gears up for a tough battle.The CPI-M candidates had won both the Kolkata (north east) and Kolkata (north west) parliamentary segments in 2004 before delimitation bisected the parliamentary electoral map of Kolkata. But Mohmmad Salim, the CPI-M nominee, who had won from the Kolkata (north east) constituency cannot deny the fact that his party's nominees had lost to late Ajit Panja in 1998 and 1999 elections at Kolkata (north east). And Mr Sudip Bandopadhaya, the Trinamul Congress nominee too had won in both these elections as Trinamul Congress nominee from Kolkata (north west) constituency.Political issues apart, the controversy following Rizwanur Rehman's death has a significant role this election. The trial after a CBI enquiry, the high profile and widely telecast debates on the role of the city police and the state government have all worked in favour of the Opposition. Incidentally, Mr Rukbanur Rehman the deceased's brother is campaigning for Mr Bandopadhaya. Mr Rehman's presence at Trinamul rallies is a reminder of his brother's gory death. Also the findings of the Sachar committee report that reveals the miserable plight of the Muslims in the state, is one such factor that the Oppotision will play upon.Lack of opportunities for many members of this community, a sizeable number of whom are voters in Kolkata (north) constituency stares the CPI-M on it's face even as its supporters hope Rizwanur's death has been forgotten in the ongoing run up to the elections.Contesting as the Trinamul nominee after a stint as a Congress legislator, Mr Bandopadhaya is banking on the Left's weakness and the non-Left support base which led to the defeat of CPI-M nominees in the adjacent parliamentary constituencies in the back to back elections in the last millennium. But if the electoral arithmetic is anything to go by, he still seems to be on a sticky wicket as four out of seven assembly segments are represented by the Left Front legislators. Even though, he has not really initiated development projects in the area, Mr Bandopadhaya remains unfazed. "The Trinamul lost the Maniktala seat by little more than a thousand votes, a margin which can be easily made up in a parliamentary election," he said.Buoyed by an alliance with the Congress, the Trinamul candidate pointed out that he had won on two successive occasions from Kolkata (north-west) despite Front legislators outnumbering his party MLAs in the then Kolkata (north west) parliamentary seat. The emergence of Kolkata (north) constituency following merger between the Kolkata (north west) and Kolkata (north east) segments, have been to his advantage. Mr Bandopadhaya is also hopeful that late Panja's extensive mass base will work in his favour especially in the areas comprising the erstwhile Kolkata (north east) seat. And being a Congress leader, he is no newcomer in this constituency lending little credence to the ongoing Front campaign of he being an unknown face.With just a few days left for voting, the Opposition has been bringing up fresh charges against the CPI-M candidate. They claim Md Salim has not utilised funds under the MPLAD scheme. But the CPI-M members have rubbished the allegation saying that MPLAD funds are not returned unspent and that very few MPs can utilise the entire funds in their tenure.The CPI-M, it is said might suffer because of intra party squabbles that exist within the CPI-M in areas within the Cossipore and Belgachia (west) assembly segments. It led to the defeat of Mr Rajdeo Goala, a senior CITU leader when he contested against a Trinamul newcomer, Mrs Mala Saha in 2006 state Assembly elections.