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Trinamool Congress


Trinamool expels MLA Baishali Dalmiya after she hits out over minister’s resignation

January 22, 2021 9:56 pm

Baishali joined the Trinamool shortly after her father’s death in 2016 and was given a ticket to contest the Assembly election from Bally in Howrah district.

BSF forcing people to vote for BJP in border areas, TMC leaders tell EC

January 22, 2021 5:07 am

The TMC government raised the issue with the Election Commission (EC) during an all-party meeting at Grand Hotel in Kolkata on Thursday.

TMC demands Centre to release Defence Ministry's unpublished book on Netaji

January 21, 2021 1:26 am

TMC asks Prime Minister to declassify all files related to Bose ahead of his 125th birth anniversary.

Netaji anniversary: Centre announces Jan 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’; TMC, Bloc say BJP using Netaji as poll prop

January 20, 2021 1:26 am

Before the Centre's announcement, Banerjee said that the day will be celebrated as ‘Desh Prem Diwas’ in the state.

BJP far more dangerous than Maoists: Mamata Banerjee

January 20, 2021 12:27 am

Calls desertions 'good riddance': Politics solemn, can't change ideologies daily like clothes'

TMC Reshuffle: Satabdi Roy made TMC vice-president after she voiced dissent

January 18, 2021 12:46 am

Expressing her happiness over her appointment, Roy, a three-time MP, said she would work as a dedicated worker of the party.

Two MLAs among TMC leaders to get vaccine; sparks controversy

January 17, 2021 12:06 pm

TMC MLA Rabindranath Chatterjee was seen receiving a vaccine shot. When questions were raised, a district health official defended the legislator saying he is the chairperson of the patient welfare association of the Katwa Sub-Divisional Hospital.

Bengal: Sisir Adhikari removed as DSDA chairman

January 13, 2021 3:51 am

The development has come two weeks after 15 TMC councillors of Contai Municipality, led by former administrator of the civic board and younger brother of Suvendu Adhikari left the party to join the saffron camp ahead of the West Bengal elections.

Sovan at roadshow: Mamata forced me to tell a bunch of lies

January 12, 2021 5:09 am

At the public meeting, Former Kolkata mayor and state minister Sovan Chatterjee targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of forcing him to lie when he was in the ruling party.

Ironic that BJP is talking about Vivekananda: TMC

January 12, 2021 5:02 am

State minister Bratya Basu claimed that the BJP talking about Vivekananda was ironic since it “does not believe in his teachings”. The Opposition party’s vision does not match Vivekananda’s ideals, he added.


After Modi's Visva-Bharati address, Mamata's show of strength at Santiniketan

December 29, 2020 7:34 pm

Mamata Banerjee, during a rally in Bolpur, branded Visva-Bharati VC Bidyut Chakrabarty as a "BJP man", and said that he plans to destroy the rich heritage of the hallowed institution by "importing divisive and communal politics inside its campus".

Amid BJP-TMC war of words, Amit Shah's show of strength in Bengal

December 21, 2020 12:57 am

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah Sunday held a roadshow in Bolpur area of Birbhum district in West Bengal.

Rainbow of colours in Lok Sabha election campaign

March 18, 2019 8:49 am

The Election Commission of India announced that the general elections will be held in seven phases across India starting April 11 and the results will be announced on May 23

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

June 17, 2017 6:50 pm

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

Bengal civic polls: Trinamool Congress shows its grip on state with clean sweep

October 10, 2015 10:20 pm

The victories reiterate the Trinamool Congress’ continuing hold over urban electorate.

TMC candidate Baichung Bhutia campaigns in Darjeeling

March 29, 2014 10:20 am

Baichung Bhutia has been fielded by Trinamool Congress from the high-strung Darjeeling seat.


No one is safe in West Bengal: Rajnath Singh

January 21, 2016 12:02 pm

Barasat (WB) Jan 21 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed a rally at Barasat in West Bengal. Addressing the rally, he said no one is safe in West Bengal. The Malda incident was not a small incident and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should consider the matter seriously. They should make it clear that who was responsible for the incident.

BJP, RSS is trying to polarise electorate in WB: Derek O'Brien

January 17, 2016 9:53 am

Kolkata, Jan 17 (ANI): Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien on Sunday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over dirty communal politics and their attempt to polarise the electorate. He added that the BJP was trying to change the narrative of development in West Bengal, but he was sure that the people in the state would give them a befitting answer.

TMC should stop taking advantage of communal tensions: Naqvi

January 17, 2016 7:25 am

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after posters praising West Bengal were seen in New Delhi on Sunday. He said that instead of pasting posters in the national capital, Trinamool Congress (TMC) should paste them in Malda or in places where communal clashes are taking place. He added that TMC should stop taking advantage of communal tensions.

Malda incident will backfire on Mamata Govt.: Naqvi

January 14, 2016 7:58 am

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the communal card would no longer help the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming polls in West Bengal, adding that the Malda incident will backfire on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee government.

Idris Ali's statement is 'publicity stunt': BJP

January 06, 2016 11:43 am

New Delhi 06 Jan (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rahul Sinha on Wednesday alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Idris Ali's statement is a publicity stunt. The leader was confident that if investigated, there will be links of Idris with terrorist outfits functioning outside India. The National Secretary of BJP also demanded an apology either from the TMC party or from its leader.

Idris Ali is 'mentally sick': BJP

January 06, 2016 9:12 am

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday countered Trinamool Congress leader Idris Ali's statement and said that he is mentally sick. He described the speech as means to disturb the peace of the society. Idris had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having links with terrorists in regard to the recent Pathankot terror attack.