Santanu Chowdhury

Articles By Santanu Chowdhury

How did Pakistan get the courage to carry out Pulwama attack before polls, asks Mamata

"I have doubts and wonder why did the Pulwama attack happen right before the elections. Why were actions not initiated earlier to prevent this?" Mamata Banerjee said.

West Bengal: With 15 ‘development boards’, funding, Mamata Banerjee woos the hills as BJP slides

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha accused the TMC government of trying to win over the hill people by spending money. “However, this will not ensure real development. This will only ensure buying of votes,” he said.

Left Front partners divided over Congress’ alliance proposal in West Bengal

Forward Bloc, RSP against pact, CPI willing; to make their stand clear at party meet today

TMC MLA murder: BJP’s Mukul Roy named in FIR, two arrested

While the TMC has accused the BJP of the murder, BJP claimed it was a fallout of a TMC infighting.

West Bengal investment meet: In 2 days, proposals worth Rs 2.84 lakh crore

The investment proposals have given a leg-up to Mamata Banerjee, who just days ago led a two-day street protest against the Central Bureau of Investigation officers who she alleged were acting on behalf of the Centre to target her.

PM Narendra Modi: Didi desperate for Delhi, poor at Syndicate’s mercy

Addressing a rally at Maynaguri in north Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, Modi also lashed out at the Congress after Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev said the party will scrap the law against instant triple talaq if it was voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls.

Come back and invest, new govt at Centre after polls will adopt friendly policies: Mamata tells industrialists

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and other industry bigwigs were present at the summit when she made the statement.

Adityanath drives 30 km amid war of words over chopper

Dismissing the allegations, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instead blamed the Centre for allegedly forcing a private company to back out from a contract to provide helicopters to the TMC in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls.

Centre vs Mamata: Didi ends dharna, says Delhi next stop

Banerjee, who sat on dharna on Sunday evening to protest the CBI’s raid at Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence, announced that her protest will continue in Delhi on February 13-14.

‘Sarma took Rs 3 cr from us’: Mamata shares letter by Saradha Group owner

Mamata also hit out at the CBI over its investigations into previous cases in West Bengal including the 2007 Nandigram police firing in which 14 villagers were killed.

Victory of people, stand vindicated: Mamata Banerjee after SC order on Kolkata police chief

"It is a victory of the people of Bengal. It is a victory of our Save India campaign. It is the victory of our forces, our democracy and our Constitution. It is a victory of the Opposition," Mamata Banerjee said.

Centre vs Mamata: Supreme Court to take up CBI plea today, Didi continues protest

Late Monday evening, an affidavit detailing the evidence against Kumar was said to have been prepared. It will be submitted to the court Tuesday.

Centre vs Mamata: Day 2, when CMO moved to the street

“This Satyagraha Movement to save India’s democracy will continue till February 8... from the next day, the Madhyamik Examination will start, when restrictions on the use of mikes will come into place,” she said.

Centre vs Mamata: CM gives away awards to police at dharna site

The police investiture event was earlier scheduled to take place at Uttirna Mukta Mancha in Alipore, but it was later changed at the last minute because of the dharna. Police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar, was also present at the event.

Mamata Banerjee stages dharna over CBI bid to raid Kolkata police chief’s residence

Addressing the media, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said the CBI came to Kumar's residence without any search warrant.

After budget, PM Modi hardsells sops for farmers, middle class

The citizenship Bill, the Prime Minister said, was intended to help people who had been victims of communalism when pre-independence India was broken up.

Mamata Banerjee challenges Amit Shah: Prove claims or quit politics

Yesterday, Shah alleged that state government is not taking any action against chit fund companies as paintings of Mamata Banerjee was bought by owners of such companies. The BJP leader also alleged that Durga and Saraswati Pujas are not held in Bengal.

Congress has become 3G from 2G after Priyanka’s political entry: Amit Shah

Addressing a Ganatrantra Bachao Yatra at Contai in East Midnapore district, Shah slammed the "parivarvad" in Congress and said the party has become "3G from 2G".

Mamata has dug up her own grave by allowing violence in West Bengal: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

"At a time when your party workers are killing mothers in front of their sons across the state, you are playing the role of Dhritarashtra," Deb said referring to Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee: NRC an electoral gimmick, won’t let it be implemented in Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as an electoral gimmick and said she would not let anyone implement it in West Bengal.