July 03, 2021 1:19 am
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar could speak only for 3-4 minutes as BJP MLAs carrying posters and pictures of alleged victims of the post-poll violence came to well to stage protest.
June 28, 2021 2:25 pm
In the 16th Assembly alone, around 24 of the 44 Congress MLAs and eight of the 32 Left MLAs had crossed over to either the TMC or the BJP. In many cases, parties have refrained from filing disqualification pleas for "fear of losing the main opposition party status in the assembly".
June 26, 2021 6:15 am
The TMC had nominated 13 MLAs for the 20-member PAC, but in the last moment, Mukul Roy submitted his name. His name was proposed by Ruden Lepcha, Kalimpong MLA and a leader of the Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
May 10, 2021 3:28 am
Former minister Suvendu Adhikari, Manoj Tigga and Mukul Roy were tipped to be front-runners to become the party leader in the Assembly, source said.
February 05, 2021 6:47 pm
The assembly polls in the state are expected to be held in April-May.
September 10, 2020 1:31 pm
The session was curtailed to one day from two days over Covid-19 fears. Scrapping of Question Hour drew a sharp reaction from Opposition parties, alleging that the government wanted to sidestep criticism.
March 15, 2020 7:54 pm
Meanwhile, several education institutions in the state suspended academic activities till March 31. Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur put academic activities on hold till month-end, and asked the students not to travel outside the campus.
December 14, 2019 7:07 am
The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill was passed by the Assembly on August 30, just over a month after Dhankhar took over as Governor. The Bill contained provision for death penalty, unlike the draft that had life term as the severest punishment.
December 10, 2019 10:41 pm
The Left Front and Congress boycotted the meeting, accusing the ruling TMC of not attaching enough importance to the opposition.
August 30, 2019 6:37 pm
The BJP, which has emerged as the main opposition party, neither supported nor opposed the bill as it felt that the legislation may be used for settling political scores.