Saturday, December 30, 2017

A huge candle march protest rally was held on 28thDec’17 to save Kolkata’s pride Academy of Fine Arts from closing & to protect this heritage assets. From this rally unanimous voice was raised for immediate intervention of our Hon CM Mamata Banerjee to resolve the crisis.




Due to court case by Trustee board against EC & Employees, plus dictatorship of trustee board and some controversial/illegal decisions by them "Academy of Fine Arts" is in a verge of closing.


An Apolitical Candle March Protest Rally by all artists, actors/actresses & Academy lovers held on 28Dec17 to save Kolkata's pride "Academy Of Fine Arts" was organized by Save Academy Of Fine Arts (Academy Of Fine Arts Bnachao).

Around 500 artists, painter, actors’ actresses, theater personals & art/theater lovers participated in this protest rally, Mrs. Shyama Das. Mr. Saroop Chattopadhyay, Mr. Prasun Bhowmick & Prof Nabakishore Chandra, Tuli Guha, Malay Das, tapan pathak, Biplab Dolui, Bishwatosh Da addressed the rally & led the rally with active support of Mr. Santosh Das, Mr. Sudip Banerjee, Mr. Kamal Banerjee, Bijoyda, Prafullada, Chandan Sengupta, Asis Samanta, Sridhar Mal, Badalda, Prasenjit Chakraborty,  Jhantuda, Gautamda, Mange etc plus hundreds of  artists, painters, actors actresses, theatre & art lovers.

Several theatre groups including Bahurupi, Shudrak, Drishyapat, 21 Shatak, Charkak, Rongobyango Awaditiya, etc also taken part in this protest rally.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/WGZfLURr1a4  

We “Save Academy of Fine Arts” don't want to close Academy for even a single day.

Our demands are:

1)  Clarity in Academy's function.  Gallery & auditorium allocation shouldn't be done without proper application and permission from inside of Academy.

2)  To protect Academy's assets including museum.

Museum is closed since last 10 years, some section has already doubted that few valuable paintings, sculpture & assets by/of Rabindranath Tagor, Abanindranant, Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose, & Lady Ranu Mukherjee etc are either lost or destroyed so we demand an independent enquiry.

3)  Academy should be run from Academy only & not from any trustee/joint secretary's house, who don't visit Academy month after month.

4) Immediate payment of salaries of three employees which was stopped by Trustees since long.

5) We're requesting State Government & our Hon CM, please acquire Academy to protect it from further damage & to save misuse of funds & assets.

No AGM was held since over three years so by society act now Trustee Board & EC are illegal.

Therefore Government can acquire academy immediately.

6) Immediate removal of Mr. Kallol Bose who haven’t been in Academy since over 11 months.  Recently he is trying to run Academy from outside by online. Surprisingly inside Academy there is no internet connection at present & the website they have created is not an official Academy’s website.

7) Present Chairman of trustee board is Mr. Prasun Mukherjee, Ex-CP, during then CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya’s era.

Nowadays he is not at all cooperating with staffs, Executive Committee etc for smooth running of Academy, instead he is supporting Mr. Kallol Bose only who is full of allegation.

8) 81st Annual Exhibitions prize money etc are still due.

9) Unnecessary expense by filing & fighting legal cases against staffs and executive committee with Academy's fund should be stopped.

10) The trustees are not authorized to tender any financial expenses as per their wish, in spite of this they have incurred expenses electrical goods costing to Rs. 16 lakhs for Exhibition Gallery from Philips India in Feb 2015.

11) Mr. Kallol Bose Joint Sec arranged “Art & Heritage Foundation” with all Exhibition Galleries for organising CIMA Award Show for 4o days (24th Jan to 04 March 2017) for non commercial rates incurring loss of Rs.15lacs.

12) The Board of Trustees headed by Sri Prasun Mukherjee being aided by Sri Kallol Bose Jt Sec of Executive Committee favors a section of the employees owing allegiance to CITTU & BJP as a result exploiting the other section of INTTUC. Moreover the services of two trainees & 2 contract labors were regularized on 18thJune 2016 & salaries revised only to boost the moral of those unions & demoralizing the INTTUC members.

Few More important facts:

To keep the accounts in the hands of the Trustees, they compelled the Executive Committee to appoint an Accounts Officer in May 2015 from their known sources. Surprisingly, the existing accountant was illegally show caused by Trustee along with Jt Secy Mr. Kallol Bose and subsequently suspended in Feb 2016. A domestic enquiry was also conducted. But, he was not proved guilty. However, the Trustees and the Joint Secretary denied the fact and still deprived him of his salary.

A resolution was taken in a Executive Committee meeting dated 09th Dec 2016 through valid quorum of 6 members headed by other Joint Secretary, Sri Sudip Banerjee, and accordingly, the service of Mr. Subhasish Ghosh, Administrative Officer was regularised who joined the Academy on 01st Oct 2012 for a probation period of 1 year and whose confirmation of service was pending since 01st Oct 2013; illegitimate suspension order on Mr. Gautam Sinha, Accountant was withdrawn and Sri Mange Balmiki was appointed as Trainee, Security Guard. The Board of Trustees denied the resolution of quorum and still not released their actual salaries.

The Jt. Secretary Sri Sudip Banerjee informed to the office of Joint Labour Commissioner about the resolutions pertaining to employees on 14th Dec 16. The INTTUC union also approached to the office of Joint Labor Commissioner. But unfortunately, their grievances remain unresolved in JLC office because to avoid an order from the office of JLC in favor of the employees, the Board of Trustees filed a Title Suit NO. 621 OF 2017 on 02nd June 2017 against the aforesaid three employees and four members of EC who formed the quorum before the Learned City Civil Court at Calcutta.

It was plead to Honorable court for an injunction restraining those three employees and four members of quorum from use of Academy premises. The Trustees meet the legal expenses from the corpus of Academy.  But, the victim employees are paying from their pocket to defend the case in court which aggravates their misery further.

WE ALL BELIVE THAT ONLY OUR HON. DIDI WHO IS AN ARTIST & ART-LOVER HERSELF, CAN REMOVE THE DARKNESS FROM ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS THE DREAM OF LADY RANU MUKHERJEE & THE MAIN THEATRE+ART HUB IN EASTERN INDIA SINCE 1933.


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Monday, December 18, 2017

An analysis of Gujarat Election 2017 Result, where Congress went wrong, Also lesson for coming 2019 Parliamentary/General (Loksabha) election is that opposition should fight jointly with putting aggressive leader like Mamata Banerjee as PM candidate. Hope Congress will realize it before 2019 election.


Gujarat Assembly Election Results (Leads + Win till 2.35pm) showing:

101 for BJP
79 for Congress
02 for others
This result shows victory for BJP in Gujarat with small margin, where for Congress in spite of giving good fight they should learn some lesson from this election.
Forget about achieving Mission-150 goal with 101 seats (Leads + Win till 1.55pm) BJP even has fallen short of its 2012 tally of 115 seats & if you compare with 2014 General Election where BJP was ahead in 160 assembly segment this result is a setback.

Still we should congratulate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for securing fifth term in Gujarat.



Where Congress went wrong:
As the Congress put up a good fight in Gujarat, but still lost the elections to the BJP, here is a look at the important takeaways for the party this time.

1) No CM candidate or less priority to local old Congressi leaders.
2) Manishankar Aiyar’s NEECH remarks which sparks GUJARAT-Ashmita

3) Tribal (Adivasi) vote goes to BJP
4) Shankar Singh Vaghela’s exit

5) Not using other opposition party or not doing alliance


Lesson from Gujarat Election Results for coming 2019 Parliamentary/General (Loksabha) election:
Projecting Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate will be disaster for opposition.

Opposition should fight jointly.

Rahul Gandhi should work jointly with Mamata Banerjee, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, Mayabati, Karunanidhi, Sharad Power etc.
It seems in 2019 most acceptable PM candidate from opposition will be none other than Didi Mamata Banerjee who is fearlessly & aggressively fighting for common people.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

West Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress threw a challenge & lashed out at Mukul Roy two days after his rally. Meanwhile TMC MP Abhisekh Banerjee's lawyer sent a legal notice to Mukul Roy. Here's the copy of Legal notice & video of Arjun Singh TMC MLA's lecture where he takes on Mukul Roy.

West Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress threw a challenge & lashed out at newly entrant BJP leader Mukul Roy asked him prove his popularity even at the civic poll plus dubbed Mukul Roy as a "traitor" in a meeting yesterday.

The TMC's yuba morcha TMYC (North Kolkata) had organised a rally on 13th November at a same place at 
Esplande east where Mr Roy in his first public rally under banner of BJP on November 10.

TMYC had organized a rally here during the day to protest against demonetisation

The Trinamool Congress also said those who have joined the saffron party have compromised with the secular ideology and betrayed the people of the state.

"Mukul Roy is a traitor who has not only betrayed the people of the state but also the party. He (Roy) is saying that he has his men in all the 77,000 booths of the state. I challenge him to contest a municipal election I can assure all of you that he will be defeated," TMC MLA Arjun Singh told in the rally.

West Bengal Minister of state for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said the people of the state are very well aware of facts and can easily identify a "political opportunist" who has changed sides for his own political interest.

State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said those who have joined BJP to defeat the ideals of TMC have compromised with the secular ideology and betrayed with the people of the state.

"You are now finding fault in the political line of the party to align with Congress in 2009. Why didn't you speak for all these years? You didn't see anything wrong when you were first made a MOS for shipping and then was given the post of railways minister," TMC MLA and TMC youth leader Partha Bhowmick said.

Mukul Roy, who was once the second in command in TMC, had recently switched over to BJP alleging that TMC had turned into a 'private limited company'.

On 10th Mukul Roy slammed Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhisekh Banerjee. 
Mr Roy had said the TMC turned to a limited company.

Meanwhile TMC MP Abhisekh Banerjee's lawyer sent a 
legal notice to Mukul Roy threatening to sue him if he failed to issue an apology within 48 hours regarding his false statement about the brand and logo of Biswa Bangla and Jago 
Bangla.
Mr Roy on November 10 alleged that the logo and brand of Biswa Bangla, which were 
used during recently concluded FIFA World Cup under 17 were the properties of Abhishek 

Banerjee.





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Saturday, November 11, 2017

10 questions to our Hon. PM Sri Narendra Modi, his party BJP and it's blind Supporters (Bhakts)

1) Why Modiji visited Pakistan (that too without invitation) after which Pathankot etc incidents occurred?

2)Why allowing Bangladeshi ppl to cross border illegally?
Then Blaming TMC for Bangladeshi insurgency.

3) Why allowing terrorist to enter India in J&K
Which increases after Narendra Modi s Pak visit.

4) Why huge soft loan to Bangladesh, whereas no money for Bengal.

5) Why fuel & LPG price hike, when International crude oil prices are low?

6) Why Adani loan waived & fresh loan given?

7) Where is Blackmoney?

8) How Mallya runaway?

9) How Jatin Mehta runaway?


10) Why Demonetisation Disaster? Who is responsible?
Who are the beneficiaries?




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