Even as post-poll violence continues in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress seemingly offered an olive branch when a TMC delegation led by party leader Mukul Roy loyalist, Shilbhadra Dutta ‘escorted’ CPI-M workers to their party office in Barrackpore. The move comes while the Trinamool Congress has been under constant fire for allegedly ‘encouraging’ their party cadre […]
Khokon Sheikh took a bullet in the thigh Monday morning at Singhee village of the Nanoor Assembly constituency, which has in the past been the epicentre of an ongoing feud between two TMC groups.
Mamata Banerjee’s move follows reports of Trinamool workers allegedly attacking Opposition cadres in a number of instances.
The two ministers in Mamata’s cabinet from Malda, arch rivals Sabitri Mitra and Krishnendu Narayan, both lost their seats on Thursday.
TMC MP and leader of the minority cell Idris Ali said that people have foiled the joint attempt of Congress and the Left Front that tried its bit to spread rumours about the party having an “understanding with the BJP”.
The sudden downpour failed to wash away the sea of green, as they smothered each other with the celebratory green gulaal.
Thursday’s poll outcome reflected that there was no impact of either the Sharada-Narada scams or the Vivekananda flyover collapse just on the eve of the polls.
In the 2011 elections, TMC had a 39 per cent vote share — as did the combined vote shares of the Congress and Left.
Suffering a rout in the current round of assembly polls, the Congress could take heart only from the fact that it managed to wrest power in Puducherry from its breakaway group AINRC with a simple majority.
When someone asked a question prefixing Didi as a VIP, she stopped him midway and corrected – “I am not a VIP. I am a LIP – Less Important Person. I want to continue as a commoner for the rest of my life. “
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.
In the list of most talked about politicians, Banerjee was followed by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who featured in 20 per cent of the conversation.
The Opposition’s charges against Trinamool have centred around cases of rape and molestation such as the Park Street gangrape in 2012, Kamduni rape in 2013 and another in Madhyamgram in 2013.
Tapas, the TMC Upa-Panchayat Pradhan of the area, was absconding ever since his name surfaced in the FIR lodged by the family of Kaushik Purkait who was beaten to death on Monday night.
A joint team of TMC officials and the city police on Thursday targeted shops, restaurants and offices built around the Kalwa Naka before the bridge.