4 Northeast chief ministers make India look east on East Conclave 2018 Day 2

first_imgThe first day of India Today Conclave East 2018 saw a mix of personalities on Friday from politics, entertainment and sports sharing their views on the stage in Kolkata. The day started with heroes from the field of sports – Swapna Barman, Jhulan Goswami and Rani Rampal. They shared their stories of struggle and success.Veteran singer Usha Uthup brought the house down with her sharp wit and mesmerising performance. Actors Moonmoon Sen and Koel Mallick opened up on a range of issues from films, being in a starry family and nepotism to #MeToo movement in the Bollywood.Sexual harassment of women at various places including work was one of the widely debated topics of the day. Taking the conversation forward, filmmaker and actor Pooja Bhatt and Bengali actor Sreelekha Mitra opened up on #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in Hindi and Bengali film industries and how it’s important to speak up.Actor Abhishek Bachchan in his session spoke about his comeback, his love story with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and trolls.The other sessions focussed on rising communal violence in West Bengal and the economic condition of the country. During a discussion on West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress came under sharp attack from both the BJP and the Left.Issues like the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam and illegal immigrants were intensely discussed. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav declared that the BJP was committed to make India free from infiltrators. His argument was that no country, however developed, could tolerate illegal immigrants.advertisementDAY 2 of India Today Conclave East 2018Now, the stage is set for the second and final day of India Today Conclave East 2018. It will see four chief ministers from the Northeast: Tripura’s Biplab Kumar Deb, Meghalaya’s Conrad Sangma, N Biren Singh of Manipur and Pema Khandu of Arunachal Pradesh will talk about the issues concerning their respective states.Other highlights of the day will include a session with actor Preity Zinta.Union minister Babul Supriyo, Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, BJP leader Mukul Roy, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC leaders Chandan Mitra and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, and CPM leaders Fuad Halim and Shatarup Ghosh will share their views on a range of issues through the day.last_img

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