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West Bengal Assembly


Uproar in West Bengal Assembly over post-poll violence: Amid BJP protests, Dhankhar forced to cut short address

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.

Despite multiple defections, no disqualification recorded in Bengal Assembly in past decade

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".

Bengal Assembly Session From July 2: Mukul Roy makes it to PAC despite BJP’s protest, all eyes on chief post

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).

West Bengal: Suvendu, Mukul and Manoj Tigga emerge as frontrunners for LoP post

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.

BJP urges EC to deploy only central forces for Bengal polls

February 05, 2021 6:47 pm

The assembly polls in the state are expected to be held in April-May.

West Bengal: One-day session wraps up with obituary references

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.

Coronavirus scare: Restrictions imposed in West Bengal Assembly; IIT, RBU closed till March 31

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.

In Bengal govt-Governor standoff, one pending Bill hangs on ‘optical illusion’

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.

West Bengal Assembly adjourned sine-die due to 'lack of business'

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.

West Bengal Assembly passes bill against lynching

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.