Advertising Advertising LiveKarnataka floor test: Will Kumaraswamy’s 14-month-old govt survive? Delhi court summons Mamta Banerjee’s nephew over ‘false affidavit’ Written by SWEETY KUMARI | Kolkata | Updated: July 5, 2019 8:23:29 am 0 Comment(s) Best Of Express Mamata to MLAs: Don’t cede an inch to BJP, apologise to people Related News Kulbhushan Jadhav ‘guilty of crimes’, will proceed further as per law: Imran Khan Kolkata: CM Mamata Banerjee hits streets to raise awareness on water conservation Part I | Grassroot TMC leaders face cut-money blowback in Bengal: ‘Can’t return home’Dasgupta, who represents Saptagram Assembly constituency, has been accused of misappropriating funds meant for public schemes and taking kickbacks from people for adding them as beneficiaries in government schemes. Last week, people, who had allegedly paid “cut money” to the minister to avail government benefits, had demonstrated outside his Phulpukur house in Hooghly, demanding a refund. Several CPM councillors also accused Dasgupta of misappropriating public funds — a charge rejected by the TMC MLA.In the wake of the party’s performance in the Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee had directed TMC leaders to return the “cut money” if they had taken it from the beneficiaries. | In West Bengal, TMC men’s cut money rate list: Rs 200 for last rites, Rs 25,000 for houseNotably, the decision to replace Dasgupta as party’s Hooghly district unit chief also comes in the backdrop of TMC losing the Hooghly parliamentary constituency to the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.Reacting to the TMC chief’s decision of removing him from the post, Dasgupta, who holds the agriculture marketing portfolio in the cabinet, said it was not true that was being sidelined in the party. “I will look after the ministry. I think new people should also get chance. I will also look after the district. Dilip (Yadav) has been working with me closely. Didi (Banerjee) wanted to make him (Hooghly district unit) president, and there he has been appointed… It is all rumour that I am being sidelined,” Dasgupta told The Indian Express.Part III | TMC cornered, BJP takes lead in tracking cut money agents Virat Kohli won’t have a say in choosing new coach He also rejected the allegations of taking “cut money” from people. “There are no such allegations against me. I have not taken any ‘cut money’. It’s all a rumour. I have never been involved in such things,” he said.Sources in the ruling TMC said that the party leadership was not happy with the functioning of its Hooghly unit as BJP the gained ground in the district and went on to snatch the seat from it in the Lok Sabha elections. During a recent party meeting, Mamata had even reprimanded Dasgupta for the party’s defeat in Hooghly.After BJP’s Locket Chatterjee won from Hooghly, Mamata had created a new post of chairman for its Hooghly unit to closely monitor the party’s performance in the district.Former MP Ratna Dey was appointed the chairman and four TMC leaders were appointed as convenors. Mamata Banerjee clarified that the circular was not meant to divide students on the basis of religion. (PTI)In THE first political fallout of the ‘cut-money’ scandal that has hit the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday removed minister Tapan Dasgupta from the post of Hooghly district unit president, days after his name cropped up in the kickback row. Dasgupta has been replaced by local leader Dilip Yadav.
Prepared by FFWPU USAThe third Korean Divine Principle workshop was held at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas from April 13 to 16, 2018.A total of 38 people participated from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Texas, and Nevada. The schedule was filled with lectures on the Divine Principle and tours to various important sites of the Unification movement.Participant Bok-Im Kim, an Ambassador for Peace from Los Angeles, heard True Mother’s voice from True Parents’ photo displayed in the lecture hall on the first day of the workshop. She heard True Mother say, “Welcome! Everyone who attends this workshop are like the light of the world.” She also had a dream in which the True Parents embraced her so she could sleep well and be comfortable.Byung-Kook Choi, a non-Unificationist, attended from Las Vegas. He read True Father’s book four times in 1990 while working as a construction company employee in Iraq during the war. After reading, he came to believe that True Parents are great individuals, prompting his coworker to give him the book. Afterwards, he immigrated to America and had the chance to meet True Parents in person 12 years ago. He attended this workshop and used this chance to make a decision for his life path.“Through this workshop, many participants reflected upon themselves, and repented,” noted Rev. Ki Yeal Lee, Pastor of the Korean Evangelical Association (KEA) in New York. “It was a precious opportunity for them to resurrect and begin walking their paths with renewed hearts.”