Santanu Chowdhury

Articles By Santanu Chowdhury

Left suffers worst defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections with no seat

Lok Sabha elections: Despite ruling the state for 34 years, the Left was unable to change its electoral fortunes since it lost power to the TMC in the 2011 Assembly polls.

BJP wins four seats, TMC three in Assembly by-elections

Bhatpara, Darjeeling, Habibpur and Krishnaganj seats went to the BJP, while the TMC won Islampur, Naoda and Uluberia Purba. The Congress won Kandi seat.

West Bengal WBBSE Madhyamik results 2019 declared: For the first time, topper scores 99% marks

West Bengal Madhyamik Class 10 result 2019: This year, the pass percentage of the the Class 10 examination touched all time high at 86.07 per cent.  The students can check the results through wbbse.org, wb.allresults.nic.in.

Amid violence, 9 seats in Bengal record over 73% voter turnout

State ADG, Law and Order, Siddhi Nath Gupta, said, “A total of 346 people have been arrested out of which 22 were arrested as a preventive measure. Six persons were injured.”

In West Bengal, 32 per cent polling recorded till 11 am

According to an EC official, there have been no major incidents of violence till now and polling has been peaceful. However, few isolated incidents of violence were reported from Basirhat and Kolkata Uttar seats.

CPM looks to put up tough fight in two South Bengal seats

While both TMC and BJP organised massive public meetings, road shows and rallies, the CPM conducted door-to-door campaigning and street corner meetings to re-establish a connect with the people.

Bengal violence: Mamata says will send PM to jail if proved BJP workers attacked Vidyasagar bust

Calling Modi the “biggest liar” and the BJP workers “hooligans”, Banerjee said her government does not need the Centre’s help to re-install a bust of Vidyasagar.

Mamata Banerjee: EC is spokesperson for BJP, taking orders from Modi and Shah

Mamata Banerjee said the Election Commission, by ordering an early end to campaigning in the state, has “rewarded Shah for destroying the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar”.

128 years after death, Vidyasagar becomes election issue in West Bengal

A day after the bust inside Vidyasagar College was vandalised, the TMC held more than 10 rallies in the state with pictures and T-shirts bearing images of Vidyasagar, the Left Front staged a rally in Kolkata, and BJP leaders sat on a dharna and accused the Trinamool of “orchestrating the attack” on Shah’s roadshow to malign their party’s image.

On Bengal streets, Amit Shah’s show of strength, with floats and Ram

Followed by a sea of workers shouting “Jai Shri Ram” and “Narendra Modi zindabad”, the BJP took over the streets in Central Kolkata for Shah’s first ever roadshow that began at around 4.30 pm from Esplanade moving slowly towards Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house on Vivekananda Road in North Kolkata.

Bengal simmers after BJP and TMC clash during Amit Shah’s Kolkata roadshow

The clashes outside University of Calcutta’s College Street campus and Vidyasagar College on Bidhan Sarani left several injured and police told Shah to wrap up the roadshow

Bengal: Family of arrested BJP youth leader to move SC

Priyanka Sharma, whose Facebook profile describes her as Howrah district club cell convener of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was arrested on Friday.

BJP youth wing leader held for Didi (Mamata Banerjee) caricature

Sharma has been charged under Section 500 of the IPC (defamation), and Sections 66A (offensive messages) and the non-bailable 67A (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

After red corridor, Trinamool’s blue, Jhargram sees a bit of saffron

“The bloodshed has stopped. People have accepted the change and are now part of the society - they no longer live in fear; they want development,” said Mahato, who works as a group D staff at a cooperative bank in Lalgarh village in Jhargram.

Bharati Ghosh detained after Rs 1 lakh seized from her car

According to a senior police officer of West Midnapore district, officers seized the cash from Ghosh’s vehicle after she failed to give an explanation on why she was carrying such a large sum of cash just days before Ghatal constituency votes.

Explained: Important week for BJP in West Bengal ahead of the seventh and final phase

While BJP national president Amit Shah will hold three election rallies, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Smriti Irani will address three and two rallies respectively. The party is also making preparations to conduct a road show of Shah in Kolkata.

Chandrababu Naidu calls Mamata ‘Bengal tigress’, says she’ll play key role in forming govt

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief was campaigning for Trinamool Congress candidate, Manas Bhunia, at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district.

Medinipur, West Bengal: Facing ‘popular’ BJP state chief, TMC banks on new face

Though the Congress and CPI have also fielded their candidates, the fight is expected to be between the BJP and TMC.

Priyanka Gandhi links PM to Duryodhan, Shah says May 23 will reveal Arjun

While Priyanka in Haryana likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Duryodhan from the Mahabharat, saying India has never forgiven “arrogance and pride”, Shah, addressing a rally in West Bengal, hit back, saying May 23 (the day Lok Sabha results will be announced) will determine who is Duryodhan and who is Arjun.

Derek O’Brien: ‘I challenge Bengal BJP president to win his seat first…They are only making tall claims’

We have asked the Prime Minister for a one-hour debate with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He can chose any spot but he should not have a teleprompter before him, says Derek O’Brien.

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