While the Congress has not only managed to retain its seats from 2011 but marginally improve its performance from its current 42 incumbent MLAs to capturing a total of 45 seats, it’s the CPI(M) which has suffered a major setback in this election.
While incumbent Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee had remained silent on the tapes at her first few rallies, deciding instead to hit at out at the newly formed "opportunistic" 'jote', as she called it, she grew increasingly nervous and wary as the campaign wore on.
WITHIN A 10-sq km area and among a population of 15 lakh, more than 10 lakh residents in Kolkata’s Garden Reach are Muslims. With only sporadic pockets in this vast Kolkata Port area on the banks of river Hooghly inhabited by Hindus, the area, locals claim, has always been known as ‘doosra Pakistan’. On Saturday, […]
Ganguly was in confrontation all day; her Trinamool Congress opponent in Howrah North, cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla, lodged a complaint against her for allegedly threatening the presiding officers of polling booths.
Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya’s daughter, the 47-year-old single mother will represent the Trinamool Congress from Bally, which will go to polls on Monday. In all, there are 1.4 lakh voters in Bally, which saw a turnout of 73.78 per cent in the 2011 Assembly polls.