Buddhadeb

  • Narendra Modi as PM will be a disaster, says Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee May 6, 2014

    Baruipur: It would be a disaster, if Narendra Modi became the next prime minister, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said, alleging that the RSS wants only Hindus to stay in the country. "Don't believe Narendra Modi. There will be disaster," Bhattacharjee said at a rally. "RSS says only Hindus...
  • Section of media controlled Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee: Mamata Banerjee May 2, 2014

    Belpahari: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday targeted a section of the media saying that they had 'controlled' her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, but would fail to influence her, just as they had failed with CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu. Calling for their boycott, Banerjee said "You control everybody, but not me....
  • Modi wave propaganda by corporate entities: Buddhadeb April 25, 2014

    Kolkata: CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday dismissed claims of a Modi wave in the country as as "propaganda" by corporate entities. He also alleged that some media houses were trying to create a Modi wave. "There is no Modi wave in the country. It is totally a corporate entity-led...
  • Buddhadeb should have imprisoned Left leaders: TMC April 14, 2014

    Trinamool Congress on Monday hit back at former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his remark that had he been the CM, TMC leader Anubrata Mandal had been in jail and said if that was so then many CPI(M) leaders should have been imprisoned during his tenure. "Buddhadeb and Surjya...
  • 'Alarming how intellectuals and film personalities are joining TMC' April 5, 2014

    CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday alleged a section of intellectuals and Bengali film personalities were 'surrendering to black money of chitfunds' in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal. "A section of Tollygunge (film industry) is surrendering to the black money of chit funds. An evil hand is trying to take over...
  • Buddhadeb Bhattacharya hits out at PM, says Congress damaged India April 5, 2014

    Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya said, "The Prime Minister has bifurcated the country into two nations, one belonging to the super rich and the other belonging vast multitude of poor. Hence we cannot allow the Congress to experiment with our country...
  • Gap between Left, TMC narrowing: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee March 26, 2014

    Describing the Lok Sabha poll as "very important" for the Left, former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee claimed the vote gap between the Left and the Trinamool Congress was narrowing. "If you analyse the results of the 2011 Assembly poll, you will see that the gap of votes between the...
  • 1993 Kolkata firing: Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb deposes before panel February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday deposed before the 21 July commission set up by the Mamata Banerjee government. The commission is probing the police firing on an anti-government protest rally led by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 21 July, 1993 which killed 13 Youth Congress workers. Mamata,...
  • WB: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's arrest demanded for Netai killing February 3, 2014

    Kolkata: After former West Bengal Chief Minister Bhattacherjee admitted the complicity of partymen in the killing of nine villagers at Netai in East Midnapore district three years, Panchyat minister Subrata Mukherjee On Monday demanded his arrest. "Bhattacherjee, who was also holding the home portfolio then should be arrested and prosecuted for...
  • Mamata slams Buddhadeb for suggesting TMC's resort to terror during 2014 polls January 20, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday berated CPM veteran Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for suggesting that the Trinamool Congress would resort to terror in the Lok Sabha election. Without naming Bhattacharjee, the chief minister said that the man who had presided over "a demonic and inhuman" government for 34 years had...
  • Trinamool has understanding with BJP, says Buddhadeb December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Attacking the Mamata Banerjee government, veteran CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of having a tacit understanding with the BJP for the upcoming general elections. The former chief minister also charged his successor Banerjee with using money and muscle power to stifle people's voices. "Law and order...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Won't accept cliched roles in Hollywood films October 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who believes in method acting, says he'll do Hollywood films if the role offered is not cliched and is substantial in length. Siddiqui is known for his roles in films like 'Kahaani', 'Talaash' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. If given a chance to work in Hollywood, he would...
  • Food Security Bill will not benefit every poor, says Buddhadeb September 4, 2013

    Criticising the UPA government for not bringing in a full proof Food Security Bill, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday said the bill would not provide food to each and every poor of the country. "They (Congress) are creating a hype over the bill. But this bill is not at...
  • Nawazuddin was right for 'Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa': Director August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: National award-winning director Buddhadeb Dasgupta says he was impressed with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's talent after watching films like 'Kahaani' and 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', and he felt he would fit the bill for the lead role in 'Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa'. "I was not finding a right face for...
  • Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee blames Congress for Darjeeling turmoil August 6, 2013

    Accusing the Congress of endorsing statehood to Telangana for electoral gain, senior CPI-M leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday alleged that the action has led to turmoil in Darjeeling. He also predicted that the country will be in flames in the coming days following fresh...
  • Mulayam important ally in Left's national struggle: CPM July 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Describing Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as an important ally in the Left's nationwide struggles, a senior CPI-M leader on Sunday said discussions will be held with him and leaders of other parties on the programmes to be adopted in the coming days. Four Left parties - Communist Party...
  • 'Mamata's language resembles the language of criminals' June 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Senior CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of using words that resembled the "language of criminals" which would only encourage such elements. "Earlier also, she used such language. But for the past few days the kind of language and words she has...
  • There seems to be no rule of law in Bengal: Buddhadeb June 16, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government was compensating crime against women with money and there seemed to be no rule of law in the state, former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee alleged on Saturday. "The government wants to compensate any type of crime -- whether against women or youth -- with money....
  • CPI-M, Congress have joined hands, says Mamata Banerjee May 29, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the CPI-M, the Congress as well as the BJP have joined hands and fielded Independent candidates to eat into Trinamool Congress' votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha by-election. "Some Independent candidates belong to the Congress, some of them belong to...
  • BJP trying to get close to TMC: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee May 27, 2013

    Howrah: By withdrawing its candidate for the Howrah Lok Sabha by-election, BJP was trying to get close to Trinamool Congress and gain a footing in West Bengal, CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee claimed on Sunday. "BJP is sending a message to Trinamool Congress, which has broken its tie-up with Congress, by...
  • Mamata knew everything about chit fund scam: Buddhadeb May 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her predecessor and CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday termed as "lies" her statement that she knew nothing about the chit fund scam before the Bengali New Year day. "New she says I did not know anything before Polia Baishakh (April 15-Bengali...
  • Will publish posters against CPI(M) canards: Mamata May 5, 2013

    Panihati: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday mocked her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's comment that the former Left Front regime had kept chit funds at bay and promised to publish 'posters' against canards by the Marxist party. "Kept them at bay? But rubbed shoulders with them! Whose photo is...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui shoots in a Maoist affected area April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: It was a close shave for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was shooting for Buddhadeb Dasgupta's 'Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa' in the Maoist-affected area of Shimultala in Bihar. The beautiful hill resort in the Jamui district is known for its Maoist activities. Nawaz and his unit braved the dangers as the film...
  • Have been working non-stop, need a break: Nawazuddin February 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Dismayed by how veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar has aged, the much in-demand Nawazuddin Siddiqui has decided to take a sabbatical after he finishes his current assignment. Nawazuddin, who suddenly finds himself inundated with quality work, will take a few months break as soon as he wraps up shooting for...
  • If BJP does well, Trinamool will join hands with it: Buddhadeb February 11, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if it performs well in the 2014 general elections, former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattcharjee said on Sunday. "It was the Trinamool which had helped the BJP make inroads into the state. If the BJP does well...
  • Notice to Buddhadeb for questioning Mamata's honesty February 6, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Wednesday slapped a legal notice on former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and demanded an apology from him for questioning his successor Mamata Banerjee's honesty. The notice, sent by lawyer Rajdeep Mazumdar following the directive of the party's all India general secretary Mukul Roy, asked...
  • TMC demands apology from Buddhadeb February 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday demanded apology from the former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for questioning Mamata Banerjee's honesty. "What he has said is unfair. The people of the state and his constituency (Jadavpore) have rejected Bhattacharjee. We demand that he express regret and apologise for the statement...
  • Don't agree that Mamata is honest: Buddhadeb February 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said that he "did not agree" with the popular perception that his successor in the top post Mamata Banerjee was honest. "I don't agree with the perception that she is honest," Bhattacharjee told a Bengali news channel when asked whether...
  • PM has worked only to help the rich: Buddhadeb January 28, 2013

    Baruipur: Lashing out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly failing to improve the condition of the poor, CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday said the UPA regime has pursued anti-people policies to help a handful of rich people for the past nine years. "Can Manmohan Singh claim that the...
  • West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee January 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of squandering money on self promotion instead of creating jobs. "The constant refrain is all work has been done. Sometimes it is being said 90 percent of the work is complete. We ruled West Bengal for 34 years....