Tag: West Bengal elections

View: Win for secularism but not human rights

Many liberals have cheered Mamata Banerjee’s election victory in West Bengal as the event of the year. Actually, it was utterly predictable. The BJP invariably...

West Bengal gears up for final phase on April 29; voting in 35 seats | India News

NEW DELHI: The eighth and final phase of the West Bengal elections will take place on April 29, bringing an end to the massive polling...

Matuas, farmers issues, border districts in focus as 43 seats of Bengal to vote today

The Matua factor centred around the promise of citizenship, closure of jute mills, rising unemployment and agrarian distress are some of the crucial factors likely...

West Bengal elections: EC asks observers to strictly enforce Covid protocols | India News

NEW DELHI: While many political parties have voluntarily scaled down their poll campaign in West Bengal in view of the Covid surge, the Election Commission...

TMC vs BJP over Mamata’s ‘audio tape’ on Sitalkuchi firing | India News

NEW DELHI: A fresh controversy has erupted in West Bengal after the BJP yet again released a purported audio clip of chief minister Mamata Banerjee,...

Bengal CEO calls all party meeting to ensure strict implementation of Covid protocol during campaigning | India News

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab on Wednesday called an all party meeting on April 16 following the Calcutta High Court direction...

Political storm erupts after 5 killed during Bengal poll including 4 in CISF firing

Five people were killed, including four in the firing by CISF personnel, during the fourth phase of polling on Saturday for 44 assembly seats of...

West Bengal election 2021: Why it is absolute majority or nothing for BJP | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP would have to win the West Bengal assembly elections with absolute majority if it has to wrest power from chief minister...

Abbas, Amphan, local strong men: Buzz words among voters in Diamond Harbour, S24 Parganas

Over the past few years, Bhangar, a constituency in TMC’s stronghold of S24 Parganas, has been notorious for political violence –– it has seen hundreds...

Why Mamata Banerjee’s decision to contest from Nandigram is steeped in political symbolism

In a country where sad, nondescript, and decrepit towns are strewn across the countryscape, the impending assembly elections in West Bengal proclaims Nandigram’s second tryst...

Tie-up with TMC in West Bengal would be suicidal for Left, help BJP: CPM mouthpiece | India News

NEW DELHI: Acknowledging that the advance of the BJP in West Bengal was “real”, the CPM has said that despite certain circles advocating its tie-up...

Congress: West Bengal Elections 2021: Congress caught between two stools

ET Analysis: It may be tempting, yet simplistic, to view the latest Congress tiff over the electoral tie-up in West Bengal with Furfura cleric Abbas...

West Bengal elections: Mamata Banerjee presents vote on account for Rs 2.99 lakh cr in House, opposition parties boycott speech

Kolkata: With state elections round the corner, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented a vote-on-account for Rs 2.99 lakh crore in the...

Rajib Banerjee, other former TMC leaders join BJP in Delhi | India News

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: Former West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, who recently quit the Trinamool Congress, joined the BJP in the national capital on Saturday along with...

BJP aims to break Trinamool Congress to win West Bengal elections this year

Kolkata: Home minister Amit Shah met West Bengal party colleagues in New Delhi on Friday to chart out BJP’s strategy to corner the All India...

West Bengal elections: Mamata Banerjee owes apology for opening door to BJP: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

New Delhi: As the Mamata Banerjee-BJP fight rages on in poll-bound West Bengal, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has said “CM Mamata Banerjee is...

‘Mamata di, to defeat you …’: Amit Shah slams TMC’s ‘outsider’ jibe | India News

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday hit back at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the “insider-outsider” debate and asserted that...

‘Intolerance thy name is Mamata’: Nadda slams Bengal CM after attack on convoy | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP president J P Nadda came down heavily on the West Bengal government on Thursday after his convoy was attacked in the state,...