Sayantan Basu

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Sayantan Basu said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “Banerjee is making desperate efforts but nothing can save her government. It’s like saying prayers for the dying. She should have reached out to these people when they needed her help. All these years the TMC delivered nothing but corruption. The tribal people want jobs and security that she cannot provide,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu stated : "Hundreds of our workers have been killed by the TMC in West Bengal and the police are not taking any action. The ruling party doesn't believe in democracy," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu stated : "Hundreds of our workers have been killed by the TMC in West Bengal and the police are not taking any action. The ruling party doesn't believe in democracy," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Kali Temple ) : "He will return to Kolkata in the evening. On November 6, he will visit the Dakineshwar Kali Temple and meet classical singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Later, he will hold a meeting with the state BJP leaders," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Kali Temple ) : "He will return to Kolkata in the evening. On November 6, he will visit the Dakineshwar Kali Temple and meet classical singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Later, he will hold a meeting with the state BJP leaders," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Kali Temple ) : “He will return to Kolkata in the evening. On November 6, he will visit the Dakineshwar Kali Temple and meet classical singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Later, he will hold a meeting with the state BJP leaders,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added ( about Amit Shah ) : “He (Shah) is among the senior most leaders of our party. We have got success working under him (in the Lok Sabha polls). He is also the home minister who is receiving complaints of the bad situation in Bengal. It may be that he will personally review the situation,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : "It was during Amit Shah Ji's tenure as the BJP chief that we have tasted so much success in West Bengal. He is now the Union home minister. Every day, our party workers are getting killed. We will take up the matter of political killings with him," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : “It was during Amit Shah Ji’s tenure as the BJP chief that we have tasted so much success in West Bengal. He is now the Union home minister. Every day, our party workers are getting killed. We will take up the matter of political killings with him,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : "J P Nadda Ji's visit stands cancelled as of now. It has been decided that Amit Shah ji will be in West Bengal on a two-day visit from November 5. He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “He said BJP will restore democracy and rule of law in Bengal once it is in power,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 19, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally of BJP karyakartas on October 22. We have received the confirmation. The rally is being organised on the sidelines of a Durga Puja that is being organised (not by the party) in Salt Lake,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Why no rally when Kamduni rape took place? Why did she not hit the streets when rapes have happened in Rajgunj, Bashirhat, Bongaon, Haldia and other places. Why did she say it is a small incident when the Park Street rape took place? She is doing a drama and people will not accept this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked : “Did she hit the streets for the rape victims in Bengal and Kolkata?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The TMC is spreading all lies. The bills will allow the farmers to sell their products wherever they want and to any person they wish. The TMC, however, doesn’t want this. This is because TMC backed middlemen buy the products from farmers and sell them at exorbitant rates in the cities. The farmers get nothing,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Our protests will continue. Roy is not the first BJP worker who was killed and hanged. This started during the panchayat polls in 2018,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The Trinamool Congress is synonymous with cut money. Embankments were also repaired after cyclone Bulbul in November 2019. The more the repair work the greater is the amount of cut money that would reach party leaders. Hence they would repair embankments and roads in such a way that they need to be repaired frequently,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “Till date, 108 BJP workers and leaders have been killed,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Such incidents will continue till the TMC is in power. Till date 108 BJP workers and leaders have been killed,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu says : “Trinamool is using some half-educated Leftists to fuel sentiments against the BJP, branding us anti-Bengali. There is no social conflict between Bengalis and north Indians,” External link

outlookindia Friday, August 7, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "If an elected MLA is not safe in Bengal, what will be the safety for common people here? We will demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. There is no law and order in the state" External link

mid-day Monday, July 13, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is difficult to figure out who is asymptomatic Covid-19 patient. I had attended a few programmes on June 23 and at least five of the attendees were later found Covid-19 positive. I went into isolation after that,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about West Midnapore ) : “Since the last panchayat polls, 104 BJP workers have been murdered in Bengal. Had I not stopped the angry people in West Midnapore, all policemen present at the spot would have been lynched. Police stations have become TMC offices. We will pay back, inch by inch” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : “Do not do anything to the police now. But after this if anyone lays a hand on our supporters. I will torch Datan police station. I do not care who the police officer is,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : “Do not do anything to the police now. But after this if anyone lays a hand on our supporters. I will torch Datan police station. I do not care who the police officer is,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Around 12 community block areas in the south Bengal districts are the worst hit. We’ve done more work in these areas than the Marxists. Their efforts will have no effect on the elections. The writing is clearly on the wall,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 19, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “How many times will she (Banerjee) speak? She spoke in previous meetings when other CMs were left out then. She can text or call the PM if she wants to make a point about Bengal,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Apart from watching the rally on TV, a large section of people had seen it on Facebook, YouTube and our party website," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Apart from watching the rally on TV, a large section of people had seen it on Facebook, YouTube and our party website,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “The Governor has only warned the government. Mamata Banerjee must remember that one can ride a tiger but getting off the tiger is not easy. She must stop her communal politics,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "the lives of many are being risked for the sake of petty politics" External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It has not been proved or disproved that cow urine is bad… so what is the problem” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It has not been proved or disproved that cow urine is bad… so what is the problem” External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The Left and others are against the Bengali refugees, and that is why they are protesting,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The Left and others are against the Bengali refugees, and that is why they are protesting,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Mitra ) : “This is a fairytale budget having no relation with ground reality. The budget talks of Rs 4,00,000 crore worth of new industrial investment but where is the resource and infrastructure for that? Mitra announced new public welfare schemes but did not mention where the money would come from,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 10, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have nothing to do with it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We also want to know whether the Bengal CM also believes that PoK is not part of India," External link

business-standard Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We also want to know whether the Bengal CM also believes that PoK is not part of India," External link

news18 Monday, January 27, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “This is most unfortunate. I have repeatedly said that this part of the North 24-Parganas is infested with illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Friday’s incident is a proof,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “People who are filing petitions are refusing to admit that neither Hindu refugees nor illegal Muslim migrants are citizens of India,” “There are at least 10 million illegal migrants in Bengal and they are scared of being exposed. The Centre will identify them. They comprise the main vote bank of Trinamool Congress,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “If you have a problem with them (intellectuals) being called dogs, then you can call them monkeys. Consider them monkeys. This law (CAA) is for common people. We will visit places where there are common people (during pro-CAA rallies). There is no point visiting places filled with dogs and monkeys,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “Now they have stopped their protest as they did not receive the money in time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “Now they have stopped their protest as they did not receive the money in time,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “If you have a problem with them (intellectuals) being called dogs, then you can call them monkeys. Consider them monkeys. This law (CAA) is for common people. We will visit places where there are common people (during pro-CAA rallies). There is no point visiting places filled with dogs and monkeys,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “Now they have stopped their protest as they did not receive the money in time,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We were told by the administration that restrictions under Section 144 had been imposed in anticipation of unrest. We went ahead and held a meeting where we were stopped. We will move the Calcutta high court against this tactics of the government. The TMC cannot muffle us. They are scared of the BJP and possibly hallucinate that our presence will lead to some kind of war,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “A huge crowd had already assembled. The administration passed the order after we arrived. Nobody said a word since morning when a dais was set up, chairs were laid and microphones installed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The chief minister makes a statement in the morning and says something entirely different in the evening. She spared those who burnt railway property and is now talking of penalising vandals today because whatever destruction was done on Wednesday was perpetrated by dissidents in her own party. She wants to teach them a lesson,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scaring all Muslims because she needs the captive vote bank of the illegal infiltrators whose number is more than 10 million in Bengal,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Everything is done as per the rules. There have been previous instances when West Bengal's tableaus were showcased. So this allegation of step-motherly treatment by the centre is baseless," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Everything is done as per the rules. There have been previous instances when West Bengal’s tableaus were showcased. So this allegation of step-motherly treatment by the centre is baseless,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Everything is done as per the rules. There have been previous instances when West Bengal's tableaus were showcased. So this allegation of step-motherly treatment by the centre is baseless," External link

news18 Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Our target is to reach out to one crore people across the state with the message of CAA. The new act does not take away citizenship rather it gives citizenship to refugees. We have identified refugee pockets and special focus would be given to these areas," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Citizenship is a central subject. How can the state come in the way in defiance to the Act? The Centre will then use its constitutional powers to enable refugees get citizenship,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Our workers were attacked and vehicles were torched. The worst thing has happened to us today. We want proper investigation in the case. If the accused are not arrested, we will block the NH tomorrow," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Why is she opposing CAB? It seems she doesn't want citizenship for Hindu refugees. She should come out clean whether she wants Hindu refugees to get citizenship or not," External link

newindianexpress Monday, December 9, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The way things are going, very soon Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar may face the same treatment,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The Centre cannot shake off its responsibilities. It has to come to the help of the cyclone-affected people,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu maintained : "It would be better if she takes concrete steps to revive the economy of the state instead of trying to score brownie points in politics. The economic slowdown is due to global economic crisis. All nations are affected. The chief minister should stop commenting on matters she doesn't understand," External link

business-standard Friday, November 8, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : "I would request her to look for avenues to improve the economic and industrial scenario of the state. During her tenure we have not seen a single industry coming up in Bengal," External link

business-standard Friday, November 8, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu maintained : “It would be better if she takes concrete steps to revive the economy of the state instead of trying to score brownie points in politics. The economic slowdown is due to global economic crisis. All nations are affected. The chief minister should stop commenting on matters she doesn’t understand,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 8, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “I would request her to look for avenues to improve the economic and industrial scenario of the state. During her tenure we have not seen a single industry coming up in Bengal,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 8, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is normal that a governor of a state would visit the residence of the chief minister just as it is normal for government officers to attend a meeting called by a governor,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 28, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is normal that a governor of a state would visit the residence of the chief minister just as it is normal for government officers to attend a meeting called by a governor,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “People should now realise why we have been demanding citizenship screening exercise in West Bengal,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “In Maharashtra and Haryana, there were no report of violence. In Bengal too, we hope that the EC will ensure violence-free polls. We are forming governments there,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Will the state government take responsibility if the governor again faces a similar situation like the September 19 incident at Jadavpur university," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The Union home minister is coming to inaugurate the Puja. He will come here at 7 pm Tuesday. Some people are trying to mislead the people about it,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPM and TMC. The Vice Chancellor failed to control the situation, which could have led to the minister’s death. The V-C must resign from his post,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : “Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 20, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," External link

news18 Friday, September 20, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," External link

business-standard Friday, September 20, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," External link

asianage Friday, September 20, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked : “We were going to Victoria House to submit a memorandum demanding lowering of the power tariff, which is among the highest in the country. Not just Kolkata, the power tariff across Bengal is very high. Bengal has surplus power and sells the excess electricity at a cheaper rate to other states. Also, a significant amount of power is lost in theft and hooking. Those involved in the power theft enjoy protection of the party in power here. Why should the common man be burdened?” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Police rained batons. Many of our workers have head injuries. The situation in Bengal is very bad. There is no democracy in the state. If police work like cadres of (Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee, the situation will turn worse. Fifty of the protestors have sustained injuries. We wanted a peaceful movement, but the administration did not allow," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : "The power tariff of this private power supplier is much higher than other power suppliers. It is even more than the state electric supply corporation. But the state government has not taken any action against the company as it is hand in glove with this private entity in looting the masses," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have no problem if the TMC hires Kishor to seek advice. But how can they interfere in the functioning of the state government. We would like to know has TMC hired I-PAC or the state government has hired it. We would inform the governor about it as we won’t tolerate this,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked : “They are interfering with the work assigned to government officials. This is alarming and unacceptable. How can a party (TMC) politicise government functioning? Has the I-PAC been appointed by the funds of the government or by that of the TMC?” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have no problem if the TMC hires Kishor to seek advice. But how can they interfere in the functioning of the state government. We would like to know has the TMC hired I-PAC or the state government has hired it. We would inform the governor about it as we won't tolerate this," External link

news18 Monday, August 19, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "They are interfering with the work assigned to government officials. This is alarming and unacceptable. How can a party (TMC) politicise government functioning? Has the I-PAC been appointed by the funds of the government or by that of the TMC?" External link

news18 Monday, August 19, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it," External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It is quite astonishing that a person holding a constitutional post is making such anti-India comments. Just because you need to appease Muslim community doesn't mean you will speak and work against the interests of the nation. Is she is a politician from India or from Pakistan," External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Given a chance she would turn West Bengal into West Bangladesh" External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it," External link

firstpost Monday, August 19, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 19, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it," External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “I-T department sending a notice does not mean the committees have to submit returns. Trinamool Congress is alleging unfounded things and it indicates how nervous they are” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “After our success in the Lok Sabha polls, we are now looking at 2021 Assembly polls in Bengal. In presence of our central leadership, we will discuss the road map. Under their guidance we will discuss how to spread our organisation further and take on TMC’s terror,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Subrata Mukherjee ) : “He (Mukherjee) is an old man with a stale mindset. He should retire and allow the new generation to organise the Durga Pujas. People of Bengal want the BJP leaders to participate in the community Pujas. A number of BJP leaders are in the Puja committees now, but the TMC, with the help of police, is trying to thwart us,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Lakhs of muslim women will benefit from this law. The stand taken by TMC will backfire," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We will ask block development officers to publish the list of a number of sanctioned schemes in a block. It is our experience that some sanctioned rural housing schemes are being stopped by Trinamool-run panchayats because target beneficiaries are not shelling out Rs 20,000 as cut money to local leaders,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked ( about Abhishek Banerjee ) : "But what about the rest of 75 per cent taken by the top TMC leaders? Who will return it?" "Most of the TMC leaders are saying they have given a big percentage to the party's top leaders. What about that? The TMC supremo and her nephew (Abhishek Banerjee) should answer this," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “People are fed up with the arrogance of the nephew. Let Mamata Banerjee promote her nephew. The people will demote Mamata Banerjee,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We think she (CM) dodged most of the demands with vague response,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is being portrayed that all our demands have been met and we are deliberately delaying to join duty. This is entirely false. Emergency surgeries are being done. All these are not being shown. We are with the public, we sympathise with them. But how can we do our work until we are secure? We want to restore normalcy in the healthcare sector as soon as our honourable CM meets us and agrees to listen to our demands,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 17, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point-blank range," External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 9, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Our supporters Pradip Mandal, Swapan Mandal and Sukanta Mandal were killed when TMV supporters fired at them on Saturday evening. Two others are missing, ” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

economictimes Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but we are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Three of our supporters Pradip Mandal, Swapan Mandal and Sukanta Mandal were killed when TMC supporters opened fire at them on Saturday evening. Two more party supporters are missing,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range,” External link

india Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point-blank range," External link

dnaindia Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu claimed : “We have information that three of our local leaders — Pradip Mondal, Tapan Mondal and Sukanta Mondal — were murdered by Trinamool supporters,” External link

india Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

firstpost Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Our local party workers Tapan Mondal, Sukanta Mondal and Pradip Mondal were killed,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received the bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot at point-blank range," External link

news18 Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “She has actually realised that TMC’s base in Bengal has become weak. Hence she is resorting to such wild allegations,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The CM’s response to ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and the subsequent police action are pushing the state towards a civil war,” External link

timesofindia Monday, June 3, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “People have queued up from as early as 4:30am to vote. But there are a lot of allegations of muscle flexing and rigging in areas such as Sandeshkhali, Hingalganj and Baduria. The inspector-in-charge of Shashan police station is virtually helping to rig in favour of the TMC,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “People have queued up from as early as 4:30 AM to vote. But there are a lot of allegations of muscle flexing and rigging in areas such as Sandeshkhali, Hingalganj and Baduria. The inspector-in-charge of Shashan police station is virtually helping rigging in favour of the TMC. About 150 complaints were lodged with the EC in the first three hours. I have not seen effective steps of the poll panel so far,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “People have queued up from as early as 4:30am to vote. But there are a lot of allegations of muscle flexing and rigging in areas such as Sandeshkhali, Hingalganj and Baduria. The inspector-in-charge of Shashan police station is virtually helping to rig in favour of the TMC,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Bengal Assembly ) : “Infiltration is a burning issue in Bengal and it is more so in the North and South 24-Parganas seats bordering Bangladesh,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Voters in Basirhat counted the costs of the state government’s appeasement policy towards a particular community.,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 17, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We are happy that cyclone Fani had no major impact in Kolkata and Bengal. Our campaigning schedule will follow its normal course,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We had first introduced hangars at an Amit Shah rally in Purulia last year. At that time, we had sourced the hangars from Ranchi. But they were much smaller in size. These are bigger ones. Each can accommodate even 20,000 people if crammed together,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We had first introduced hangars at an Amit Shah rally in Purulia last year. At that time, we had sourced the hangars from Ranchi. But they were much smaller in size. These are bigger ones. Each can accommodate even 20,000 people if crammed together,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “If you notice goons trying to capture booths, shoot them. Don’t aim at their legs, shoot them in the chest,” External link

asianage Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “I promise that on poll day troublemakers may come running but will leave on khatia (beds used in rural areas to carry the sick or dead). Policemen are working for Trinamool Congress. They will not be allowed to leave police stations. Only central forces will be on the streets. If anyone comes to capture polling booths, we will ask central forces to shoot them in the chest and not in the leg,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “Our leaders in Delhi have asked me to provide the names of troublemakers. These people will be taken care of by the central forces,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Trinamool is habituated in playing such dirty games in politics. Did Trinamool themselves not give any seat to the outsiders in a constituency? Basirhat falls under the North 24 Parganas district and I am also from the same district," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 22, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The TMC is scared of central forces as it knows that they will beat up TMC goons on the streets if they try to cause any trouble during the polls” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about West Midnapore ) : “West Bengal is a state where a (former) IPS officer has to return her medal and another one has to take his own life. This proves what humiliation is heaped on them,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 8, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal is apparently leading no stone unturned to jinx every effort taken by us to organise any political event. Starting from not allowing permission for the rallies of Prime Minister and party president Amit Shah ji, the choppers carrying VVIP leaders and central ministers are not allowed to land at times. We mentioned all these issues before the commission,” External link

economictimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added ( about Amit Shah ) : “If at all they don’t grant permission of Shah’s helicopter to land, it will either land on Odisha border or at Kalaikunda Airport and from there he will arrive at the venue by road,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “Tomorrow we will go to Jhargram to take part in a law violation programme. Similar activities will be held in Barasat, Bongaon, North Dinajpur, Uluberia, Ranaghat, Purulia, Bankura and Alipurduar from December 18 to 21. In January, a big law violation programme will be held in Kolkata,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We came here to pay our respects to our worker and seek justice for him. We will fight till we get justice for him,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55:00 AM EAT



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Sayantan Basu said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “Banerjee is making desperate efforts but nothing can save her government. It’s like saying prayers for the dying. She should have reached out to these people when they needed her help. All these years the TMC delivered nothing but corruption. The tribal people want jobs and security that she cannot provide,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu stated : "Hundreds of our workers have been killed by the TMC in West Bengal and the police are not taking any action. The ruling party doesn't believe in democracy," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu stated : "Hundreds of our workers have been killed by the TMC in West Bengal and the police are not taking any action. The ruling party doesn't believe in democracy," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Kali Temple ) : "He will return to Kolkata in the evening. On November 6, he will visit the Dakineshwar Kali Temple and meet classical singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Later, he will hold a meeting with the state BJP leaders," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Kali Temple ) : "He will return to Kolkata in the evening. On November 6, he will visit the Dakineshwar Kali Temple and meet classical singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Later, he will hold a meeting with the state BJP leaders," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Kali Temple ) : “He will return to Kolkata in the evening. On November 6, he will visit the Dakineshwar Kali Temple and meet classical singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. Later, he will hold a meeting with the state BJP leaders,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added ( about Amit Shah ) : “He (Shah) is among the senior most leaders of our party. We have got success working under him (in the Lok Sabha polls). He is also the home minister who is receiving complaints of the bad situation in Bengal. It may be that he will personally review the situation,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : "It was during Amit Shah Ji's tenure as the BJP chief that we have tasted so much success in West Bengal. He is now the Union home minister. Every day, our party workers are getting killed. We will take up the matter of political killings with him," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : “It was during Amit Shah Ji’s tenure as the BJP chief that we have tasted so much success in West Bengal. He is now the Union home minister. Every day, our party workers are getting killed. We will take up the matter of political killings with him,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : "J P Nadda Ji's visit stands cancelled as of now. It has been decided that Amit Shah ji will be in West Bengal on a two-day visit from November 5. He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “He said BJP will restore democracy and rule of law in Bengal once it is in power,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 19, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally of BJP karyakartas on October 22. We have received the confirmation. The rally is being organised on the sidelines of a Durga Puja that is being organised (not by the party) in Salt Lake,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Why no rally when Kamduni rape took place? Why did she not hit the streets when rapes have happened in Rajgunj, Bashirhat, Bongaon, Haldia and other places. Why did she say it is a small incident when the Park Street rape took place? She is doing a drama and people will not accept this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked : “Did she hit the streets for the rape victims in Bengal and Kolkata?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The TMC is spreading all lies. The bills will allow the farmers to sell their products wherever they want and to any person they wish. The TMC, however, doesn’t want this. This is because TMC backed middlemen buy the products from farmers and sell them at exorbitant rates in the cities. The farmers get nothing,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Our protests will continue. Roy is not the first BJP worker who was killed and hanged. This started during the panchayat polls in 2018,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 14, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The Trinamool Congress is synonymous with cut money. Embankments were also repaired after cyclone Bulbul in November 2019. The more the repair work the greater is the amount of cut money that would reach party leaders. Hence they would repair embankments and roads in such a way that they need to be repaired frequently,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “Till date, 108 BJP workers and leaders have been killed,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Such incidents will continue till the TMC is in power. Till date 108 BJP workers and leaders have been killed,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu says : “Trinamool is using some half-educated Leftists to fuel sentiments against the BJP, branding us anti-Bengali. There is no social conflict between Bengalis and north Indians,” External link

outlookindia Friday, August 7, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "If an elected MLA is not safe in Bengal, what will be the safety for common people here? We will demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. There is no law and order in the state" External link

mid-day Monday, July 13, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is difficult to figure out who is asymptomatic Covid-19 patient. I had attended a few programmes on June 23 and at least five of the attendees were later found Covid-19 positive. I went into isolation after that,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about West Midnapore ) : “Since the last panchayat polls, 104 BJP workers have been murdered in Bengal. Had I not stopped the angry people in West Midnapore, all policemen present at the spot would have been lynched. Police stations have become TMC offices. We will pay back, inch by inch” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : “Do not do anything to the police now. But after this if anyone lays a hand on our supporters. I will torch Datan police station. I do not care who the police officer is,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : “Do not do anything to the police now. But after this if anyone lays a hand on our supporters. I will torch Datan police station. I do not care who the police officer is,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Around 12 community block areas in the south Bengal districts are the worst hit. We’ve done more work in these areas than the Marxists. Their efforts will have no effect on the elections. The writing is clearly on the wall,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 19, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “How many times will she (Banerjee) speak? She spoke in previous meetings when other CMs were left out then. She can text or call the PM if she wants to make a point about Bengal,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Apart from watching the rally on TV, a large section of people had seen it on Facebook, YouTube and our party website," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:45:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Apart from watching the rally on TV, a large section of people had seen it on Facebook, YouTube and our party website,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “The Governor has only warned the government. Mamata Banerjee must remember that one can ride a tiger but getting off the tiger is not easy. She must stop her communal politics,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "the lives of many are being risked for the sake of petty politics" External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It has not been proved or disproved that cow urine is bad… so what is the problem” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It has not been proved or disproved that cow urine is bad… so what is the problem” External link

thehindu Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The Left and others are against the Bengali refugees, and that is why they are protesting,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The Left and others are against the Bengali refugees, and that is why they are protesting,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Mitra ) : “This is a fairytale budget having no relation with ground reality. The budget talks of Rs 4,00,000 crore worth of new industrial investment but where is the resource and infrastructure for that? Mitra announced new public welfare schemes but did not mention where the money would come from,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 10, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have nothing to do with it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We also want to know whether the Bengal CM also believes that PoK is not part of India," External link

business-standard Monday, January 27, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We also want to know whether the Bengal CM also believes that PoK is not part of India," External link

news18 Monday, January 27, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “This is most unfortunate. I have repeatedly said that this part of the North 24-Parganas is infested with illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Friday’s incident is a proof,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “People who are filing petitions are refusing to admit that neither Hindu refugees nor illegal Muslim migrants are citizens of India,” “There are at least 10 million illegal migrants in Bengal and they are scared of being exposed. The Centre will identify them. They comprise the main vote bank of Trinamool Congress,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “If you have a problem with them (intellectuals) being called dogs, then you can call them monkeys. Consider them monkeys. This law (CAA) is for common people. We will visit places where there are common people (during pro-CAA rallies). There is no point visiting places filled with dogs and monkeys,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “Now they have stopped their protest as they did not receive the money in time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “Now they have stopped their protest as they did not receive the money in time,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “If you have a problem with them (intellectuals) being called dogs, then you can call them monkeys. Consider them monkeys. This law (CAA) is for common people. We will visit places where there are common people (during pro-CAA rallies). There is no point visiting places filled with dogs and monkeys,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “Now they have stopped their protest as they did not receive the money in time,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We were told by the administration that restrictions under Section 144 had been imposed in anticipation of unrest. We went ahead and held a meeting where we were stopped. We will move the Calcutta high court against this tactics of the government. The TMC cannot muffle us. They are scared of the BJP and possibly hallucinate that our presence will lead to some kind of war,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “A huge crowd had already assembled. The administration passed the order after we arrived. Nobody said a word since morning when a dais was set up, chairs were laid and microphones installed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The chief minister makes a statement in the morning and says something entirely different in the evening. She spared those who burnt railway property and is now talking of penalising vandals today because whatever destruction was done on Wednesday was perpetrated by dissidents in her own party. She wants to teach them a lesson,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scaring all Muslims because she needs the captive vote bank of the illegal infiltrators whose number is more than 10 million in Bengal,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 3, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Everything is done as per the rules. There have been previous instances when West Bengal's tableaus were showcased. So this allegation of step-motherly treatment by the centre is baseless," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Everything is done as per the rules. There have been previous instances when West Bengal’s tableaus were showcased. So this allegation of step-motherly treatment by the centre is baseless,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Everything is done as per the rules. There have been previous instances when West Bengal's tableaus were showcased. So this allegation of step-motherly treatment by the centre is baseless," External link

news18 Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Our target is to reach out to one crore people across the state with the message of CAA. The new act does not take away citizenship rather it gives citizenship to refugees. We have identified refugee pockets and special focus would be given to these areas," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Citizenship is a central subject. How can the state come in the way in defiance to the Act? The Centre will then use its constitutional powers to enable refugees get citizenship,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Our workers were attacked and vehicles were torched. The worst thing has happened to us today. We want proper investigation in the case. If the accused are not arrested, we will block the NH tomorrow," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Why is she opposing CAB? It seems she doesn't want citizenship for Hindu refugees. She should come out clean whether she wants Hindu refugees to get citizenship or not," External link

newindianexpress Monday, December 9, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The way things are going, very soon Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar may face the same treatment,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “The Centre cannot shake off its responsibilities. It has to come to the help of the cyclone-affected people,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 15, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu maintained : "It would be better if she takes concrete steps to revive the economy of the state instead of trying to score brownie points in politics. The economic slowdown is due to global economic crisis. All nations are affected. The chief minister should stop commenting on matters she doesn't understand," External link

business-standard Friday, November 8, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : "I would request her to look for avenues to improve the economic and industrial scenario of the state. During her tenure we have not seen a single industry coming up in Bengal," External link

business-standard Friday, November 8, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu maintained : “It would be better if she takes concrete steps to revive the economy of the state instead of trying to score brownie points in politics. The economic slowdown is due to global economic crisis. All nations are affected. The chief minister should stop commenting on matters she doesn’t understand,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 8, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “I would request her to look for avenues to improve the economic and industrial scenario of the state. During her tenure we have not seen a single industry coming up in Bengal,” External link

financialexpress Friday, November 8, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is normal that a governor of a state would visit the residence of the chief minister just as it is normal for government officers to attend a meeting called by a governor,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 28, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is normal that a governor of a state would visit the residence of the chief minister just as it is normal for government officers to attend a meeting called by a governor,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “People should now realise why we have been demanding citizenship screening exercise in West Bengal,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “In Maharashtra and Haryana, there were no report of violence. In Bengal too, we hope that the EC will ensure violence-free polls. We are forming governments there,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Will the state government take responsibility if the governor again faces a similar situation like the September 19 incident at Jadavpur university," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The Union home minister is coming to inaugurate the Puja. He will come here at 7 pm Tuesday. Some people are trying to mislead the people about it,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPM and TMC. The Vice Chancellor failed to control the situation, which could have led to the minister’s death. The V-C must resign from his post,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:48:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : “Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 20, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," External link

news18 Friday, September 20, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," External link

business-standard Friday, September 20, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Leftist mercenaries of JU should be beaten up black and blue. This attack that took place yesterday was a joint effort by CPI(M) and TMC," External link

asianage Friday, September 20, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked : “We were going to Victoria House to submit a memorandum demanding lowering of the power tariff, which is among the highest in the country. Not just Kolkata, the power tariff across Bengal is very high. Bengal has surplus power and sells the excess electricity at a cheaper rate to other states. Also, a significant amount of power is lost in theft and hooking. Those involved in the power theft enjoy protection of the party in power here. Why should the common man be burdened?” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Police rained batons. Many of our workers have head injuries. The situation in Bengal is very bad. There is no democracy in the state. If police work like cadres of (Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee, the situation will turn worse. Fifty of the protestors have sustained injuries. We wanted a peaceful movement, but the administration did not allow," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu told : "The power tariff of this private power supplier is much higher than other power suppliers. It is even more than the state electric supply corporation. But the state government has not taken any action against the company as it is hand in glove with this private entity in looting the masses," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have no problem if the TMC hires Kishor to seek advice. But how can they interfere in the functioning of the state government. We would like to know has TMC hired I-PAC or the state government has hired it. We would inform the governor about it as we won’t tolerate this,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked : “They are interfering with the work assigned to government officials. This is alarming and unacceptable. How can a party (TMC) politicise government functioning? Has the I-PAC been appointed by the funds of the government or by that of the TMC?” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have no problem if the TMC hires Kishor to seek advice. But how can they interfere in the functioning of the state government. We would like to know has the TMC hired I-PAC or the state government has hired it. We would inform the governor about it as we won't tolerate this," External link

news18 Monday, August 19, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "They are interfering with the work assigned to government officials. This is alarming and unacceptable. How can a party (TMC) politicise government functioning? Has the I-PAC been appointed by the funds of the government or by that of the TMC?" External link

news18 Monday, August 19, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it," External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It is quite astonishing that a person holding a constitutional post is making such anti-India comments. Just because you need to appease Muslim community doesn't mean you will speak and work against the interests of the nation. Is she is a politician from India or from Pakistan," External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Given a chance she would turn West Bengal into West Bangladesh" External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it," External link

firstpost Monday, August 19, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 19, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "It seems she is busy in appeasing minority community that is why she has started speaking the language of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her comments are actually helping Pakistan. We condemn it," External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “I-T department sending a notice does not mean the committees have to submit returns. Trinamool Congress is alleging unfounded things and it indicates how nervous they are” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “After our success in the Lok Sabha polls, we are now looking at 2021 Assembly polls in Bengal. In presence of our central leadership, we will discuss the road map. Under their guidance we will discuss how to spread our organisation further and take on TMC’s terror,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Subrata Mukherjee ) : “He (Mukherjee) is an old man with a stale mindset. He should retire and allow the new generation to organise the Durga Pujas. People of Bengal want the BJP leaders to participate in the community Pujas. A number of BJP leaders are in the Puja committees now, but the TMC, with the help of police, is trying to thwart us,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 5, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Lakhs of muslim women will benefit from this law. The stand taken by TMC will backfire," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We will ask block development officers to publish the list of a number of sanctioned schemes in a block. It is our experience that some sanctioned rural housing schemes are being stopped by Trinamool-run panchayats because target beneficiaries are not shelling out Rs 20,000 as cut money to local leaders,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu asked ( about Abhishek Banerjee ) : "But what about the rest of 75 per cent taken by the top TMC leaders? Who will return it?" "Most of the TMC leaders are saying they have given a big percentage to the party's top leaders. What about that? The TMC supremo and her nephew (Abhishek Banerjee) should answer this," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “People are fed up with the arrogance of the nephew. Let Mamata Banerjee promote her nephew. The people will demote Mamata Banerjee,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We think she (CM) dodged most of the demands with vague response,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “It is being portrayed that all our demands have been met and we are deliberately delaying to join duty. This is entirely false. Emergency surgeries are being done. All these are not being shown. We are with the public, we sympathise with them. But how can we do our work until we are secure? We want to restore normalcy in the healthcare sector as soon as our honourable CM meets us and agrees to listen to our demands,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 17, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point-blank range," External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 9, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Our supporters Pradip Mandal, Swapan Mandal and Sukanta Mandal were killed when TMV supporters fired at them on Saturday evening. Two others are missing, ” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

economictimes Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but we are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Three of our supporters Pradip Mandal, Swapan Mandal and Sukanta Mandal were killed when TMC supporters opened fire at them on Saturday evening. Two more party supporters are missing,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range,” External link

india Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point-blank range," External link

dnaindia Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:16:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu claimed : “We have information that three of our local leaders — Pradip Mondal, Tapan Mondal and Sukanta Mondal — were murdered by Trinamool supporters,” External link

india Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot from point blank range," External link

firstpost Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Our local party workers Tapan Mondal, Sukanta Mondal and Pradip Mondal were killed,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "We have received the bodies of three of our workers. We have heard that two more have also died but are yet to receive the bodies. They tried to throw away our party flags and posters and when we protested, our workers were shot at point-blank range," External link

news18 Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “She has actually realised that TMC’s base in Bengal has become weak. Hence she is resorting to such wild allegations,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The CM’s response to ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and the subsequent police action are pushing the state towards a civil war,” External link

timesofindia Monday, June 3, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “People have queued up from as early as 4:30am to vote. But there are a lot of allegations of muscle flexing and rigging in areas such as Sandeshkhali, Hingalganj and Baduria. The inspector-in-charge of Shashan police station is virtually helping to rig in favour of the TMC,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu alleged : “People have queued up from as early as 4:30 AM to vote. But there are a lot of allegations of muscle flexing and rigging in areas such as Sandeshkhali, Hingalganj and Baduria. The inspector-in-charge of Shashan police station is virtually helping rigging in favour of the TMC. About 150 complaints were lodged with the EC in the first three hours. I have not seen effective steps of the poll panel so far,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “People have queued up from as early as 4:30am to vote. But there are a lot of allegations of muscle flexing and rigging in areas such as Sandeshkhali, Hingalganj and Baduria. The inspector-in-charge of Shashan police station is virtually helping to rig in favour of the TMC,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Bengal Assembly ) : “Infiltration is a burning issue in Bengal and it is more so in the North and South 24-Parganas seats bordering Bangladesh,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Voters in Basirhat counted the costs of the state government’s appeasement policy towards a particular community.,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 17, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We are happy that cyclone Fani had no major impact in Kolkata and Bengal. Our campaigning schedule will follow its normal course,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 4, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We had first introduced hangars at an Amit Shah rally in Purulia last year. At that time, we had sourced the hangars from Ranchi. But they were much smaller in size. These are bigger ones. Each can accommodate even 20,000 people if crammed together,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about Amit Shah ) : “We had first introduced hangars at an Amit Shah rally in Purulia last year. At that time, we had sourced the hangars from Ranchi. But they were much smaller in size. These are bigger ones. Each can accommodate even 20,000 people if crammed together,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “If you notice goons trying to capture booths, shoot them. Don’t aim at their legs, shoot them in the chest,” External link

asianage Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “I promise that on poll day troublemakers may come running but will leave on khatia (beds used in rural areas to carry the sick or dead). Policemen are working for Trinamool Congress. They will not be allowed to leave police stations. Only central forces will be on the streets. If anyone comes to capture polling booths, we will ask central forces to shoot them in the chest and not in the leg,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “Our leaders in Delhi have asked me to provide the names of troublemakers. These people will be taken care of by the central forces,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : "Trinamool is habituated in playing such dirty games in politics. Did Trinamool themselves not give any seat to the outsiders in a constituency? Basirhat falls under the North 24 Parganas district and I am also from the same district," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 22, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “The TMC is scared of central forces as it knows that they will beat up TMC goons on the streets if they try to cause any trouble during the polls” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said ( about West Midnapore ) : “West Bengal is a state where a (former) IPS officer has to return her medal and another one has to take his own life. This proves what humiliation is heaped on them,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 8, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal is apparently leading no stone unturned to jinx every effort taken by us to organise any political event. Starting from not allowing permission for the rallies of Prime Minister and party president Amit Shah ji, the choppers carrying VVIP leaders and central ministers are not allowed to land at times. We mentioned all these issues before the commission,” External link

economictimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Sayantan Basu added ( about Amit Shah ) : “If at all they don’t grant permission of Shah’s helicopter to land, it will either land on Odisha border or at Kalaikunda Airport and from there he will arrive at the venue by road,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu added : “Tomorrow we will go to Jhargram to take part in a law violation programme. Similar activities will be held in Barasat, Bongaon, North Dinajpur, Uluberia, Ranaghat, Purulia, Bankura and Alipurduar from December 18 to 21. In January, a big law violation programme will be held in Kolkata,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:10:00 AM EAT

Sayantan Basu said : “We came here to pay our respects to our worker and seek justice for him. We will fight till we get justice for him,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55:00 AM EAT



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general secretary of bjp33.33%EN04/12/201712/04/2017
secretary of bjp33.33%EN04/12/201712/04/2017
general secretary of bharatiya janata party8.33%EN04/12/201712/04/2017
secretary of bharatiya janata party8.33%EN04/12/201712/04/2017
Names Lang Count
Sayantan BasuEN100.00%


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