Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal and the chairperson of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC). Her party won the Legislative Assembly elections in Bengal in 2011 after 34 years of rule by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Banerjee began her political career in the 1970s as part of the Congress and later split away from it, forming the TMC. She gained popularity in the state by her determined opposition to the land acquisition policies

of the CPI(M) for industrialisation. Before becoming the Chief Minister of the state, she held the position of railway minister for two terms. Popularly known as 'didi' in Bengal, she was listed by the Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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West Bengal Exit Poll Results 2019: 'Don't trust gossip,' says Mamata as surveys show Modi wave

"I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

LiveElections 2019 Phase 7 Voting Live: 61% voter turnout till 5 pm in last lap

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 India Phase 7 Voting Live News Updates: The voter turnout for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections was recorded at 61 per cent in 59 constituencies across eight states on Sunday with few incidents of violence reported in some areas, the Election Commission said.

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Lok Sabha elections: On eve of poll in Kolkata, TMC upbeat, Mamata Banerjee plans moves

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been meeting leaders of regional and opposition parties over the last two days, spoke with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata writes to EC, seeks 'impartial' polling 'without interference from BJP, Centre'

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, the TMC supremo asked the poll watchdog to "ensure that Sunday's polling is held without the undue interference of the central government and any "intervention by the ruling party at the Centre".

Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee serves defamation notice to PM Modi, seeks apology within 36 hours

On April 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in the constituency, had said that the days of the "bua-bhatija" government in the state are numbered.

Kolkata's non-Bengalis say: 'Want development, but also want peace'

West Bengal has witnessed continuous mudslinging between the two rivals, each accusing one another of resorting to polarisation to create a divide.

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Elections 2019: Voting just a formality for Kolkata's Chinese community, think no party has time for them

In an attempt to woo Chinese voters, the ruling Trinamool Congress has painted graffiti along the walls of Tangra in support of their South Kolkata candidate Mala Roy. However, the Chinese here are too cynical about the polls as well as the repercussions that it can offer.

Can Bengali film-star Mimi Chakraborty do a Mamata of 1984 in Jadavpur?

The TMC is banking on 30-year-old Bengali film-star Mimi Chakraborty for a third consecutive win in Jadavpur, where party chief Mamata Banerjee, then a feisty young Congress leader, had trounced CPI(M) veteran and noted lawyer Somnath Chatterjee in 1984.

CBI vs Bengal: Top cop Rajeev Kumar loses arrest shield, has 7 days to get bail

The CBI had earlier sought the court’s permission to interrogate the officer in custody, triggering a war of words between the BJP-led Centre and TMC-ruled West Bengal.

Busted in Bengal

Accusations, counter-accusations, TV reporters as referees and a whodunit in Kolkata

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Mamata vs Centre: West Bengal CM holds dharna in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding an indefinite protest following the CBI's attempt to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

Mamata Banerjee's TMC observes its annual Martyrs' Day today, to unveil strategy for next LS polls

In Photos: The Martyrs’ Day rally is organised by the party every year on July 21 in the memory of 13 Youth Congress activists killed in police firing in 1993 during the Left Front regime in West Bengal.

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TMC supporters celebrate sweeping victory, BJP secures second spot

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for a clean sweep in the three-tier West Bengal panchayat polls, the counting for which began on Thursday morning amid tight security.

Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

Darjeeling turns into war zone as GJM steps up agitation for separate 'Gorkhaland' state

On the third day of the indefinite strike, Darjeeling and the surrounding hills in northern Bengal turned into a war zone.

Lalu, Nitish, Akhilesh at Mamata's swearing-in

Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time, heading a 42-member ministry.

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Arun Jaitley shares stage with Arvind Kejriwal in Kolkata

Arvind Kejrwal and Arun Jaitley temporarily put aside their difference, as they got together for Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

Nitish Kumar on Friday (November 20) took oath as Bihar Chief Minister along with 28 ministers, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s two sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap, as the grand alliance government of RJD-JD(U)-Congress was sworn in at a mega ceremony attended by several top leaders from non-BJP parties.

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Vidya Balan inaugurate Kolkata Film Festival

Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan, actresses Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore inaugurated the 21st edition of the Kolkata Film Festival in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Mamata holds dharna, accuses Centre of misusing CBI for political vendetta

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is holding an indefinite protest following the CBI's attempt to interrogate the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.

Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

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Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Poor firefighting mechanism makes dousing fire at Kolkata's Bagree market difficult

Over 60 firefighters were pressed into service even as the fire at Kolkata's Bagree market continued to spread. Congested lanes and lack of firefighting mechanism made the task for firefighters extremely difficult. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Kolkata bridge collapse: Rescue operations continue at the site, Mamata Banerjee to visit at 2 pm

At least one person was killed and 25 others injured in south Kolkata after a portion of the Majherhat bridge collapsed on Tuesday. The rescuers did not find anyone trapped in the debris overnight, but a police officer said clearance operations was

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

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Idea Exchange With Sugata Bose, Historian and TMC MP

Sugata Bose, TMC MP from West Bengal and a prominent historian has been critical of the government in the Parliament. At Idea Exchange, he expresses concern over the ‘poison of religious hatred’ being spread and discusses many pressing issues.

The Mamata Banerjee Interview

In an exclusive interview with Indian Express, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Opposition hasn’t taken a serious hit from Nitish Kumar’s exit. Here are some excerpts from the interview To know the complete story watch out the video.

Supreme Court Rejects Mamata Government's Plea In Narada Sting Operation Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the CBI investigation into Narada sting operation case will continue and has given the agency one month to conduct its preliminary inquiry, rejecting the state government’s plea that sought to prevent the CBI from probing the case. The decision was taken by a three-judge bench after the West […]

Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam: Mamata Banerjee Slams PM Modi After TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay's Arrest

Stung by the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using CBI, ED and Income Tax department against those who raised voice against demonetisation and dared him to arrest her and all TMC MPs. She asserted that their protest against note ban would […]

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