Trinamool Congress Successful in Consolidating Muslim Votes

KOLKATA — The Trinamool Congress which scored a landslide victory in the assembly elections was successful in consolidating the Muslim votes and that had a direct impact on the results of the election. Of the 63 Muslim dominated assembly constituencies elections were held in 61 constituencies and the Trinamool Congress won 58 of them leaving two for the BJP and one for the Sanjukata Morcha. The bulk of the Muslim dominated seats are mostly in four districts — Murshidabad, Malda, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas. While Murshidabad has…

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Prashant Kishor flays Election Commission for its silence on BJP’s religious polarisation

New Delhi: Political strategist Prashant Kishore on Sunday slammed the Election Commission of India for its silence on BJP’s polarising campaign. ”I have never ever seen this scale of religious polarisation ever in any state. The entire campaign and the sheer magnitude of the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ campaign was unprecedented,” Kishor said in an interview with NDTV. The real issue was not that BJP was doing a communal campaign but what the election commission was doing about it, he asked. In the same interview, Kishore made a surprising announcement that he…

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Former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was murdered by the DG Tihar jail, says his daughter Tasneem Shahbuddin

By  Special Correspondent New Delhi: The family of the former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP from Siwan in Bihar Mohmmad Shahabuddin, who died on Saturday due to “COVID-19” in a Delhi hospital, alleged that the Director General of  Tihar jail( Delhi)  has ‘murdered’  Shahbuddin. Besides family members, his supporters also see something fishy in his death.   Even his Osma went to court to seek his father’s postmortem before burying him as no autopsy is done on a Covid dead body.  His lawyer also alleges a conspiracy behind his death. Shahabuddin, 53,…

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NDA’s Jitan Manjhi and RJD leaders call for probe into Shahabuddin’s death

Several others are aghast over the fact that Osama Shahab has been left alone and that no RJD has not reached the DDU hospital to support him for the recovery of his father’s body. By Hasan Akram New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and others have called for a judicial probe into the death of former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Shahabuddin in New Delhi. He has also urged the Bihar government to organise his funeral with full state honours. RJD spokesperson Chitranjan Gagan retweeted his post expressing…

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German philosopher Habermas rejects UAE’s Zayed Book Award

BERLIN The prominent German philosopher Juergen Habermas said Sunday he will not accept a high-priced literary award from the United Arab Emirates, reversing an earlier decision. The 91-year-old, who is considered Germany’s most eminent contemporary philosopher, told the German news site Spiegel Online that “I declared my willingness to accept this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award. That was a wrong decision, which I correct hereby.” In the statement, which his publisher Suhrkamp Verlag passed on to Spiegel Online, Habermas added “I didn’t sufficiently make clear to myself the very close…

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