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Trinamool govt slammed on social media after Tata Motors wins Singur case

A social media user remarked that the suffering of the people of West Bengal in the Singur land case is undeniable. He continued that the loss of industry, jobs and the unfavorable investment climate has had a significant impact in the state.

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Trinamool govt slammed on social media after Tata Motors wins Singur case

In a massive setback for the Trinamool government in West Bengal, Tata Motors on Monday won the Singur land dispute case. The controversy dates back to 2008 when Tata Motors, facing the then opposition led by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, announced the withdrawal of its ambitious Nano car production plant. During that time, the CPI(M) led Left Front was in power in the state and the BJP accused the TMC of driving industries away from the state. 

Now, the social media user slammed the Trinamool government for the same after a three member Arbitral Tribunal gave an unanimous award in favour of Tata Motors to be compensated Rs 766 crore plus interest for its investment in the now-scrapped Singur plant in West Bengal. Taking to social media platform X, formerly Twitter, Dr. Indranil Khan, the state president of  Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha said that the Singur Case is not a loss to Mamata Banerjee or her party TMC. 

He added that it is the loss of the people of West Bengal as they lost industry, jobs, favorable investment climate and now a staggering 1700 crores of taxpayers money. He noted that the government of West Bengal will now pay the compensation of 765 Crore principal along with 997.97 Crore interest and 1 Crore compensation amounting to Rs 1762.97 crores not from the TMC party fund or Mamata Banerjee’s personal account, but from the taxes that have been deducted from the hard-earned money. 

He further underlined that Trinamool government got all that they sought for, Power along with all possible varieties of Corruption from coal to cattle, rich to sand in order to enrich themselves and their families. Another social media user remarked that the suffering of the people of West Bengal in the Singur Land Case is undeniable. He continued that the loss of industry, jobs and the unfavorable investment climate has had a significant impact in the state. He mentioned that the financial burden placed on the taxpayers is also a concerning aspect.

Commenting on the matter, BJP Leader Gopal Krishna Agarwal who is also an economist said that West Bengal might end up paying huge sums to Tata Motors as compensation and Singur remains a shining example of bad economic effects of cheap politics.  In addition, multiple social media users slammed that Mamata Banerjee is directly responsible for the debacle. 

A timeline of the Singur land dispute

In May, 2006, Ratan Tata declared the Nano car project at Singur on the day coinciding with then West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee taking oath for the second term. Nonetheless, the project ran into trouble with farmers staging protests against forcible acquisition of land for the Tata project.

The then opposition leader Mamata Banerjee carried out an indefinite hunger strike on December 3 that year against the project. Banerjee called off her protest following appeals by then President APJ Abdul Kalam and then prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

In March, 2007, Tata and the then Left government signed the Singur land deal lease. By May, the talks between the Left regime and the TMC had failed. On February 15, 2008, Tata announced the Nano roll out by October. However, on September 3, Tata suspended work and a month later, it announced that it was moving out Nano operations from West Bengal to Gujarat.

Consecutively in 2011, Mamata Banerjee-led TMC swept the state assembly election defeating the CPI (M) nearly after 34 years. After coming to power, Mamata Banerjee announced the ordinance to take back Singur land. On June 22, 2011, Tata Motors challenged the Singur Act in the Calcutta high court seeking stay on government order. The Calcutta high court denied the grant stay and Tata had moved the Supreme Court.

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Rajya Sabha Election: Congress wins 3 seats in Karnataka, BJP 1

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CM DK Shivakumar said this shows the unity and integrity of Congress. He thanked all the MLAs, party workers and the media. He said he is very happy that all the candidates from Congress won. He thanked all the voters, chief minister and the party workers and the AICC president also.

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The ruling Congress in Karnataka won three seats and the BJP one in the Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka on Tuesday. The candidates who were selected to Rajya Sabha are Syed Naseer Hussain, GC Chandrasekhar and Ajay Maken who belong to the Congress, and Narayansa K Bhandage of the BJP.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CM DK Shivakumar said this shows the unity and integrity of Congress. He thanked all the MLAs, party workers and the media. He said he is very happy that all the candidates from Congress won. He thanked all the voters, chief minister and the party workers and the AICC president also. He said he would like to thank Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge.

Congress candidates Naseer Hussain and former union minster Ajay Maken won with 47 votes, while GC Chandrasekhar secured 45 votes. The BJP won 1 Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka with candidate Narayansa Bhandage securing 47 votes.

Each Rajya Sabha candidate needed at least 45 votes in the 224-MLA Karnataka Assembly to win a Rajya Sabha seat from the state. With 135 MLAs, the Congress had the exact number to elect its three candidates. The BJP has 66 MLAs, which secured a comfortable win for party worker Narayansa Bhandage.

The Rajya Sabha seats fell vacant following the retirement of 4 members – Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar (BJP) and Congress’s GC Chandrashekhar, Syed Naseer Hussain and L Hanumanthaiah

5 candidates contested for the 4 Rajya Sabha seats in the elections, including JD(S) contestant D Kupendra Reddy. The elections were marred by cross-voting. One of the BJP MLAs, ST Somasekhar voted for the Congress’s Maken, the other, A Shivaram Hebbar, abstained. Leader of Opposition R Ashoka said they would seek action against Somahekhar, and termed the MLA’s decision political suicide. Soon after voting, Somashekhar told the media that he voted as per his conscience.  

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Karan Johar hails Anant Ambani’s Vantara initiative, here’s more about the project

Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation announced the launch of Vantara on Monday.

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Karan Johar thanked Anant Ambani for his new initiative, Vantara, on his Instagram post today. KJo discussed the program and the Ambani family’s deep-rooted passion for animals in this post.

Taking to Instagram, the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-director shared a video and said, with its foundation in a profound love for animals and wildlife in general, Anant Ambani’s Vantara effort only serves to confirm his faith in his compassion and commitment for the cause. Karan Johar also said Anant Ambani never dose anything half-hearted as he gave the world a more heart-ful space.

The Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani director said Vantara is not only about saving and caring for animals; it also strives to give them the greatest possible rehabilitation. The Vantara initiative, recently introduced by Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation, is dedicated to the rescue, medical attention, and rehabilitation of hurt, mistreated, and endangered animals, both domestically and overseas. The filmmaker extended his love and support to the entire Reliance group and also thanked them again for providing a safe space for wildlife.

What is Vantara Initiative?

On Monday, Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation announced the launch of Vantara, a broad program designed to save, caring for, treat, and rehabilitate wounded abused, and threatened animals both domestically and worldwide.

The project is regarded as the largest animal rescue and rehabilitation center in the world. It was the idea of Anant Ambani,who is on the boards of Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation.

Located across 3,000 acres, the animal refuge is situated in the Green Belt of Reliance’s Jamnagar Refinery Complex and features a jungle-like environment that mimics the natural, enriching, lush and verdant habitat for the rescued species to thrive in. It is said that more than 2,000 rescued animals have been transported to the facility from all around the world and the country.

Meanwhile, Anant Ambani soon-to-be wife Radhika Merchant is also involved in this initiative.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi says BJP will win 10 seats or more from Kerala in Lok Sabha elections

The Prime Minister said during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Kerala gave a two digit vote share for the BJP but this time the party will win 2 digit seats from Kerala. He added the opposition parties have realised their defeat in the elections of 2024. PM Modi said they have lost their mental balance. He said the opposition parties do not have a roadmap for the country’s development.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Thiruvanthpuram on Tuesday that the BJP would win double-digit seats from Kerala in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Prime Minister was addressing a rally of BJP workers to mark the conclusion of a month-long, state-wide padyatra led by party state president K Surendran.

The Prime Minister said during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Kerala gave a two digit vote share for the BJP but this time the party will win 2 digit seats from Kerala. He added the opposition parties have realised their defeat in the elections of 2024. PM Modi said they have lost their mental balance. He said the opposition parties do not have a roadmap for the country’s development.

He said their only agenda is to utter abuses against Modi. He said he is confident that Kerala will stand with him this time. This has been the prime minister’s third visit to Kerala in less than 2 months. The prime minister said the huge crowd that had joined the Surendran-led padyatra has made the BJPs target of 370 seats in the Lok Sabha easier.

The Prime Minister said he is committed to fulfill the expectations of people and this is Modi’s guarantee. He said the BJP-led union government has never shown any discrimination towards Kerala. He said in the last 10 years the BJP-led central government has ensured Kerala’s development and the wise people of the state know this.

PM Modi predicted that in the third term of the BJP government, India will become the largest force in the world and this is Modi’s Guarantee. He said the third Modi government will increase its fight against corruption. He added in the last 10 years, more than 25 crore people have been brought out of poverty. The Prime Minister referred to various development projects and schemes which have been launched during the BJP rule at the centre. 

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