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Wriddhiman Saha explains why he spoke up about journalist bullying him

Initially Saha had not revealed the named of journalist, who bullied him, but once BCCI began its official probe into the matter, then he decided to reveal the identity of the journalist.

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Months after the bullying incident with India’s wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, the Gujarat Titans batter has now opened up about why he had decided to public the name of journalist who was bullied him.

In an interview with Sports Today, Saha said his purpose was to show the world that there are journalists who can do such things to get an interview. But he got to know that he has done such things before as well then he had decided to public his name, he said.

The batter also said that he initially did not want to go public with the incident as everyone has their own career but after experiencing a lack of regret from the other side, he had decide to go public.

This year in February, Saha had called out journalist Boria Majumdar for using intimidatory language on WhatsApp. He had also tweeted a screenshot alleging that he was intimidated by a journalist for not giving an interview ahead of team India selection.

Initially Saha had not revealed the named of journalist, who bullied him, but once BCCI began its official probe into the matter, then he decided to reveal the identity of the journalist.

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In May, the BCCI had banned the veteran sports journalist Boria Majumdar for two years after receiving a probe report by BCCI’s a designated committee, who was investigating the charges levelled by Saha.

Saha had made an impressive comeback in the IPL 2022 and scored important runs. Playing as an opener for the season debutant Gujarat Titans, the winner of the IPL 2022, Saha has scored 317 runs in 11 innings, smashing three half-centuries.

The wicket keeper-batter, who was not the part of team India squad against South Africa for home T20I series, has been included in the BCCI’s 17-member squad for Ireland tour.

He is not playing international cricket since he was dropped from the Test team ahead of the side’s two-match series against Sri Lanka in March.

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Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from party, also quits as member of State Legislative Council

Maurya shared his resignation letter on social media. He wrote a separate letter to the Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. He said he was elected as a Samajwadi Party member in the legislative council. He said as he has resigned from the primary membership of the party, he is also resigning as MLC (member of legislative council) based on morality.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from the party on Tuesday and also quit as a member of the state legislative council. After announcing his exit from the party he said he believes in clean politics. He said he has had ideological differences with Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party.

The ex-SP leader accused Akhilesh Yadav of going against socialist ideology. He added he had experience of working with Mulayam Singh Yadav as well and said Yadav was a staunch socialist leader. He said those who are carrying forward his legacy are not able to follow his ideology. He said the situation is unfortunate.

Maurya shared his resignation letter on social media. He wrote a separate letter to the Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. He said he was elected as a Samajwadi Party member in the legislative council. He said as he has resigned from the primary membership of the party, he is also resigning as MLC (member of legislative council) based on morality.

Maurya resigned as the party’s general secretary on February 13. He even accused the Samajwadi Party leadership of discriminating against him and not defending him over his controversial statements on Ramcharitamanas and the Ayodhya Temple Pran Pratishtha event.

The decision to quit from Samajwadi Party comes after two years he dumped the ruling BJP for Samajwadi Party (SP). The development came amid reports that Maurya is planning to launch his own party. He has called a meeting with his followers in Delhi on Feb 22 to finalize his next move.

According to reports during a recent meeting Maurya’s core supporters had mooted the idea to launch an independent political outfit. In the same meeting a proposal was made to name the new political outfit as Rashtriya Shoshit Samaj Dal. But after the meeting when Swami Prasad Maurya was asked about the idea of formation of a new political outfit, he did not commit to the same.   

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BJP MP Locket Chatterjee slams Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over inaction in Sandeshkhali

Chatterjee addressed a press conference and said there is only one woman chief minister in the country and it is in her state that women are most unsafe.She said the entire country knows about what happened in Sandeshkhali. She added women are being raped and despite of having a women chief minister, Mamata Banerjee is silent on the issue. She said the West Bengal Chief Minister has not given a single statement till now.

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BJP MP from West Bengal’s Hooghly, Locket Chatterjee on Monday criticized the Trinamool Congress and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the Sandeshkhali violence and alleged the ruling party’s goons are targeting and harassing hindu women. Chatterjee addressed a press conference and said there is only one woman chief minister in the country and it is in her state that women are most unsafe. She said these women voted for Mamata Banerjee in 2011. She added these women were unsafe during the Left government’s 34-year rule.

She said the entire country knows about what happened in Sandeshkhali. She added women are being raped and despite of having a women chief minister, Mamata Banerjee is silent on the issue. She said the West Bengal Chief Minister has not given a single statement till now.

Chatterjee said the prime accused Shahjahan Sheikh is still absconding and the police is unable to track him down. She asked why no FIR has been lodged till now? She added the police administration has become TMC’s office. Chatterjee said the Trinamool Congress wants 30%of votes. She said the TMC are hunting down and assaulting hindu women. She even compared the situation to Pakistan and said the same thing is happening in West Bengal.

She said Mamata Banerjee is silent on the issue and is accusing the RSS for the Sandeshkhali incident. Speaking to the media the West Bengal Chief Minister had attacked the BJP over the Sandeshkhali violence. She said one incident happened and it was made to happen. She added first the ED went which was followed by the BJP. She added some media went along with them and they are making a mountain out of a molehill. She even accused the BJP of disrupting peace and starting a fire. The West Bengal Chief Minister said she was sending officers to Sandeshkhali to address the allegations of sexual assault and land grabbing by TMC leaders.

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Kamal Nath adds to the suspense, doesn’t deny or accept joining BJP rumours

The father-son duo arrived in Delhi today allegedly to meet the top leaders from BJP.

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Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath added more suspense to the rumours of his switching allegiance to the BJP from the Congress as he neither denied nor accepted what has been the hot rumour doing the buzz in the capital.

Speaking to reporters, Nath asked the media to lower their excitement over speculation of him and his son Nakul Kamal Nath joining the BJP and said he is not denying it and will inform them of the the news if there is something in the coming days.

The father-son duo arrived in Delhi today reportedly to meet the top leaders of the BJP. Responding to the speculation, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that he spoke to Nath last night and wondered how the party could expect the man, who started his political career with the Nehru-Gandhi family, to leave the Gandhi family.

Regarding the speculation, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Jitu Patwari reminded what former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had said about Kamal Nath, rejecting the rumours, he said when Nath fought elections for the first time, Indira called Nath her third son.

Asserting that, Patwari said Nath has been with the Congress for the last 45 years and 7 years as the Madhya Pradesh Congress chief.  He also remembered when former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia toppled the Congress government in MP, party workers stood with Nath.

He told the media not to expect such a thing that Nath would leave the Congress and join the BJP.

The speculation came just days after Ashok Chavan, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, joined the BJP, becoming the latest Congress leader to exit the party.

Earlier on February 12, Chavan joined the BJP a day after quitting the Congress. Chavan was associated with the Congress for four decades, and resigned from all party posts and as the MLA from Bhokar constituency.

Earlier in January, Milind Deora also ended his family’s 55-year-old relationship with the Congress and joined the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena. Deora, the son of late Congress veteran Murli Deora, resigned from the party on January 14, alleging it had deviated from its ideological and organisational roots.

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