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Will avenge atrocities committed against us: Bengal BJP chief threatens Trinamool

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Kolkata, Nov 30 : Known for his vitriolic speeches, BJP’s West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Friday threatened Trinamool Congress activists “indulging in atrocities” that once his party came to power in the state, there would be “revenge” and that they would have to spend the rest of their lives in jail.

“We don’t believe in violence. But the way atrocities are being perpetrated on people, they (Trinamool activists) are murdering democracy, we have to say certain things. Otherwise people won’t forgive us.

“So I say Bodol noi, lal kali te likhe rakhchi, sob badla nebo (I tell you, I am not only talking of change, i am writing down everything in red ink. We will take revenge for everything),” Ghosh told a public meeting at Mohula of Purulia district.

Ghosh said once the political situation changed, the police would teach a lesson or two to the Trinamool activists.

“One day the situation will change. It may happen tomorrow or in 2021 (when the state assembly elections are scheduled to be held). Then police will bring them from the house by tying them up with ropes.

Ghosh, who has a propensity for shooting off his mouth, has triggered controversies one after another since taking over as the state Bharatiya Janata Party president in December, 2015.

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BJP accuses TMC of vandalising posters ahead of Shah’s rally

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Malda (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of vandalising posters and decorative gates ahead of party chief Amit Shah’s rally here.

“Gates, welcome arches, posters, cut-outs, festoons have been vandalised ahead of our national president’s rally. Gates have set on fire. Vehicles carrying our supporters are being stopped in many places,” state BJP President Dilip Ghosh said.

BJP supporters and activists were threatened and harassed so that they could not attend the programme, he alleged.

“Despite all these, our supporters are active and the process of ‘paribartan’ (change) has been started,” he added.

After high drama over denial of permission for facilitating the landing of Shah’s chopper in Malda, the state’s BJP leadership said that they finally received the clearance at two places in the district.

The BJP received permission to land the chopper at the helipads in Golden Park Hotel here and the one used by the Border Security Force in Malda district.

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Himachal Pradesh: 26 injured after tourist bus skids off road in Bilaspur

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Himachal Pradesh, Jan 22: At least 26 people were injured after a tourist bus skidded off the road near Swarghat area in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district on Monday.

The 18 injured people have been shifted to the hospital in Nalaghar in Solan district.

Other 8 people who were seriously injured were shifted to PGIMER at Chandigarh.

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Heavy rain, snow lash Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jan 22: Incessant rain in Jammu division and light to moderate fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley occurred on Tuesday as the Met forecast improvement from Wednesday onwards.

“The western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir has resulted in rains in the Jammu division and the snowfall in the valley over the past 24 hours, since Monday.

“The system is likely to weaken from Tuesday evening and we are expecting gradual improvement from tomorrow onwards,” a Met official said.

The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway in the Jawahar Tunnel area.

Srinagar recorded minus 0.2 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 0.2 and minus 4 degrees, respectively.

Kargil was coldest at minus 12.2, Drass town of Ladakh recorded minus 6.8, while Leh was warmer at 2.8 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city was at 8.7, Katra 6, Batote minus 2.1, Bannihal minus 0.1 and Bhaderwah was at minus 0.2.

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