Daily Dispatch | TMC vs BJP: Who is a Bigger Threat to Bengal?

As TMC and BJP face-off over the vandalism of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue in Kolkata, what will be its impact on elections in the city? With PM Modi and Mamata's tumultuous personal history, does this incident herald a turning point? Is BJP set to make gains in Bengal? Can Mamata defend her turf? Watch today's episode of Daily Dispatch to know more.

Mamata Flexes Muscle as TMC Takes Fight to Kolkata Streets

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took Kolkata by storm as she and a sea of TMC supporters hit the streets to protest the violence in BJP President Amit Shah’s rally on Tuesday that led to vandals destroying the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in a college.

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Mamata Attacked Amit Shah's Convoy to Take Revenge: PM Modi

PM Modi, while addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Basirhat, said that Mamata Banerjee got Amit Shah’s rally attacked ‘to get revenge’.

“Mamata didi had declared publicly two days ago that she will take revenge. She fulfilled her agenda within 24 hours, BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow was attacked,” he said.

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Vidyasagar Statue Vandalised: Has Mamata Found Her Balakot?

Like many other times in the history of Bengal, a new, game-changing political narrative emerged out of Kolkata’s College Street on Tuesday, 14 May.

The nine remaining constituencies, out of the 42 in West Bengal, go to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, 19 May. Up until Tuesday evening, the elections for the Trinamool was centred around ‘Modi hatao’. Now it is about conserving Bengali heritage from those "who disrespect Vidyasagar".

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Vidyasagar, the Social Reformer Who Challenged Conservative Hindus

Who was the man everyone is fighting over now? Here’s a look at the life and times of the person who led the social movement to legalise widow remarriage and was so erudite that he received the epithet ‘Ocean of Learning’, ‘Vidyasagar’ in Bengali.

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