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Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Has ECI decided Bengal poll schedule on Modi-Shah’s advice, asks Mamata Banerjee
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

The West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief asked the EC that if Assam polls can be conducted in three phases and Tamil Nadu in one then why Bengal polls were being bifurcated into eight phases.

Abhishek Banerjee performs Jagannath puja at Mamata’s Kalighat residence
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

TMC sources said the ritual was held ahead of the Election Commission of India's announcement on the Bengal Assembly elections to pray for the success of the party.

‘BJP will disappear from India if it loses in Bengal’: Mamata Banerjee
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Addressing a rally in Hooghly, Banerjee accused the Centre of targeting women and daughters of her family.

Explained: Why the EC is sending 125 companies of CAPF to Bengal before poll announcement
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

By February 25, at least 125 companies of central forces will arrive in West Bengal to maintain law and order during the Assembly election campaign.

Bengal: DYFI worker injured in rally dies, Left calls it murder
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed condolences and promised to provide a job and financial support to his family.

Away from street, TMC & BJP log into virtual space for upper hand
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

At an SC/ST conference on February 4, Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee launched the Didir Doot app to disseminate information on party programmes. Amit Shah launched the Modipara app at an event during his visit to West Bengal.

TMC claims Trivedi took House ‘for a ride’, calls on RS chairman to probe
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

The TMC's allotted time on the discussion was exhausted after both the speakers spoke on their designated days, Roy said as he questioned why Trivedi was allowed to speak despite this.

Day after switching to BJP, Rajib calls state’s health scheme a hoax
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

Rajib Banerjee claimed that the state government’s “Swasthya Sathi” health scheme was a hoax. “The funds required for the scheme are much more than the West Bengal government’s annual budget,” he added.

Explained: Why Matuas and CAA matter in West Bengal polls
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

For years, the Matuas were demanding an amendment to the Citizenship Act of 2003, whose provisions made it difficult for refugees to get citizenship. The proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) only added to their insecurity. But the BJP has also provided an antidote — the CAA.

Mamata govt works for nephew welfare: Amit Shah at Bengal BJP rally
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

Amit Shah was supposed to address rallies in-person on Saturday and Sunday, but due to the farmers' agitation at the Delhi border and a blast near the Israeli embassy, his state visit was cancelled.

TMC’s Rajib Banerjee resigns as legislator, Amit Shah defers Bengal trip
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Besides Rajib Banerjee, Baishali Dalmiya (Trinamool MLA from Bally, Howrah) and Prabir Ghosal (Trinamool MLA from Uttarpara in Hooghly) have publicly expressed their ire against the party. While some have resigned from their posts, others have been suspended by the party.

Days after quitting Mamata cabinet, Rajib Banerjee resigns as TMC MLA
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Banerjee, who represented the Domjur assembly seat, submitted his resignation to Speaker Biman Banerjee and was carrying a photograph of Mamata Banerjee during his visit to the Assembly.

At Netaji event, Mamata refuses to speak after slogans in PM’s presence
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

Prime Minister Modi, who addressed Banerjee as “behen” (sister), said Netaji would have been proud to see that the country is following his footsteps.

Another blow for Mamata, forest minister Rajib Banerjee is latest to quit cabinet
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

In a Facebook Live, Banerjee said, “I wanted to do some good work for the people but failedbecause of some persons in the party.” Banerjee said he was patiently waiting for the right time to get his grievances, "solely concerning the wellbeing of people”, addressed.

Bengal polls: Mamata says will fight from Suvendu turf Nandigram; ‘will defeat her or quit politics’, he hits back
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Former TMC leader Suvendhu Adikari, who switched to BJP last year, had won from Nandigram in 2016.

Farm laws will set farmers free, too late for Bengal to implement PM-KISAN: Nadda
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

Launching the BJP’s ‘Krishak Suraksha Abhiyan’ and ‘Ek Mutho Chal’ campaigns at a village in East Burdwan district, Nadda mocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for agreeing to implement the PM-KISAN scheme, saying it was “too late”.

Zero hearings in 4 years but Rs 40 crore spent: TMC govt’s grievance redressal panel comes a cropper
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

Two years after coming to power, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) administration enacted the West Bengal Right to Public Services Act, 2013 (WBRTPS Act), and in 2015 it set up the West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission to ensure proper implementation of the law.

Run-up to Bengal Assembly Polls: Howrah headache of TMC worsens with minister’s resignation
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

The trouble in TMC’s Howrah district unit had come to the fore in July last year when the tussle between two ministers — Rajib Banerjee and Arup Roy — over allegations of corruption against some local functionaries became an embarrassment for the party.

Bengal: Sports Minister Laxmiratan Shukla quits Cabinet; Mamata say ‘no misunderstanding’
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

The development, which comes days after several Trinamool Congress leaders joined the BJP, has sparked speculations that Shukla could also be be joining the BJP ahead of party's national president JP Nadda visit to the state.

Sourav Ganguly undergoes angioplasty after cardiac ailment
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Sourav Ganguly was shifted to the nearest private hospital after he felt dizzy while exercising on Saturday morning. BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed later that he is stable and recovering.

‘Both (Mamata, Shah) in my heart… We are artists, we don’t understand politics’: Baul singer Das
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

After Shah's luncheon, Das had expressed his unhappiness with the BJP, saying he was not allowed to meet Shah during his brief stopover.

Need to protect Tagore’s Bengal from BJP’s communal politics
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

At Bolpur rally, Bengal CM dubs Visva-Bharati V-C ‘BJP man’, targets Amit Shah.

BJP targeting educationists, trying to break universities: Mamata again defends Amartya Sen
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

Claiming that 'attempts were being made to break the backbone and pride of Bengal', the chief minister denied she or her party had labelled people from other states as outsiders.

Saradha scam: CBI plea in SC on Mamata govt ‘links’, says it is scuttling probe
Sun, Dec 27, 2020

The development is set to further heat the bitter political atmosphere in the state, which heads to Assembly polls next year, with Mamata leading the charge against a combative BJP.

Amit Shah sets tone, slams Mamata: You will be alone by election time
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

Shah claimed that BJP would form the next government with 200 seats – there are 294 seats in the state assembly.