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Sandeshkhali unrest: Women stage fresh stir against another Trinamool leader

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Sandeshkhali unrest: Women stage fresh stir against another Trinamool leader

Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Local women in Sandeshkhali staged a protest in front of Trinamool leader Shankar Sardar’s residence, blaming him for illegal land grabs and other offenses. They accused him of supporting the ruling party leaders involved in the crisis. The protest was fueled by anger over alleged injustices.

The women, armed with sticks and brooms, demanded the arrest of Shankar Sardar, whom they accused of illegally seizing ‘barga’ land and handing it over for pisciculture farms. Barga land is cultivated by someone other than the owner, with a share of the produce going to the owner. The women claimed Sardar also interfered with government schemes like MGNREGA and PMAY.

“He also used to snatch our job cards under MGNREGA as well as the cards for the government housing scheme under PMAY. If anyone protested, they were beaten up. They even stopped supply of food from the fair price shops,” said a protesting woman. The Superintendent of Basirhat district police, Hossain Mehdi Rehman, intervened to calm the situation, and the protesters dispersed peacefully.

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In response, Shankar Sardar denied the allegations, suggesting villagers were seeking excuses to target him. Police presence has been increased outside his residence to prevent further incidents. The Sandeshkhali crisis continues to unfold, with tensions running high among the community members involved in the dispute.

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Jaunpur’s Battle: Two Former Ministers and a Mafia Don’s Wife Enter the Fray

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Battle for Jaunpur: Two ex-ministers and a don’s wife in the fray

Jaunpur Lok Sabha seat has become a center of attention with unexpected twists in the upcoming elections. Sreekala Reddy Singh, wife of former mafia don and MP Dhananjay Singh, will now compete on BSP’s symbol after her husband’s conviction in a kidnapping case. BJP’s Kripa Shankar Singh and SP’s Babu Singh Kushwaha were the main contenders until now.

Dhananjay Singh’s influence in Jaunpur could play a significant role as he had won in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. The Thakur vote might split between Dhananjay Singh and Kripa Shankar Singh. With Sreekala Reddy Singh’s entry, equations have been disrupted, adding an interesting element to the election dynamics.

In a constituency known for its ‘imarti’ sweet and Chameli oil, Jaunpur faces challenges of neglect and lack of employment opportunities. Sreekala Reddy Singh, asserting her connection to the constituency, states, “Jaunpur will contest the election for me. I am their daughter-in-law and will do as the people of this constituency say.”

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While Kripa Shankar Singh expresses confidence in BJP’s performance under PM Modi and CM Yogi, Babu Singh Kushwaha is relying on the support of OBCs, especially the Nishad votes in the region. The election in Jaunpur, scheduled for the sixth phase on May 25, is expected to be a closely watched contest with shifting political equations in play.

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BJP’s Vamsha Tilak nominated as candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

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Vamsha Tilak is BJP candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Dr T. N. Vamsha Tilak as its candidate for the upcoming by-election in Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly constituency. The by-election is scheduled to take place on May 13, along with the Lok Sabha polls, after the seat fell vacant following the untimely death of MLA Lasya Nanditha in a road accident.

Nanditha, who was elected in November 2023, passed away in February 2024, leading the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) to nominate her sister Nivedita as their candidate. With the main opposition party aiming to leverage the sympathy garnered post Nanditha’s demise, the election is expected to be closely contested.

Nanditha’s victory in 2023 saw her defeat BJP’s Narayanan Sri Ganesh by a notable margin of 17,169 votes. Sri Ganesh, who has since joined the Congress party, has been named as the Congress candidate for the upcoming by-election. The contest between Tilak, Nivedita, and Sri Ganesh is set to be a crucial one in the political landscape of Secunderabad Cantonment.

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Small fire erupts in Home Ministry office at North Block

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Minor fire breaks out in Home Ministry office in North Block

A fire broke out in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) office in the North Block on Tuesday morning but was quickly brought under control by the fire department. The blaze reportedly started on the second floor at IC Division.

According to the Delhi Fire Service (DFS), the fire was reported at 9.22 a.m. and seven fire tenders were deployed to the scene. By 9.35 a.m., the flames were extinguished, averting a major disaster in the government building.

The fire reportedly originated in a Xerox machine, computers, and some documents within the office. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the authorities.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in all workplaces, especially in government offices where sensitive documents and equipment are stored. It also highlights the swift response and efficiency of the fire department in handling such emergencies.

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