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In Amphan ‘mishandling’, Siddiqui’s party sees its chance
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

According to Mohammad Selim, a resident of Nolpukur village, the incident set off the anti-incumbency wave in this TMC stronghold of Bhangar scheduled to vote on Saturday in the fourth phase.

Mamata appeal to Muslims shows minority votes slipping away: PM
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent appeal to Muslims to vote en bloc for Trinamool Congress indicates that minority votes are slipping out of her hand.

Player blaming umpire (EC), something wrong with (Mamata) game, says PM
Sun, Apr 04, 2021

“On the cricket field, if a player keeps raising questions about the umpire’s decisions...you can assume that there’s a problem with (his/her) game….Didi used to believe in the same security forces and Election Commission but she is defaming them today," Modi said.

BJP has already won 50 seats in Bengal: Shah
Sat, Apr 03, 2021

Amit Shah accused Mamata of running the government on the ‘3T model’ of 'Tolabaji' (extortion), 'Tanashahi' (dictatorship) and 'Tushtikaran' (appeasement).

PM Narendra Modi mocks Mamata Banerjee over Nandigram, says TMC has now issue with chotiwalas
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

Responding to PM Modi's comments, sources in the TMC said, “The question of Mamata Banerjee fighting from any other seat does not arise. She is winning Nandigram comfortably."

Mahua Moitra interview: ‘A party is in trouble when mass-scale defection of workers takes place. In Bengal, no cadre of TMC has shifted’
Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Mahua Moitra interview: "There are many leaders who feel they did not get what they wanted out of the TMC. They have now gone to the BJP, which is generous in its incentive structure. Either they try and lure you with cash or they try and scare you with agencies."

Fight for SC vote in West Bengal: 23% of state numbers, 127 seats
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

In the current West Bengal Assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress has fielded 79 SC candidates, 11 more than the total SC-reserved constituencies.

Polling in the former Maoist stronghold of Jhargram in West Bengal was peaceful
Sun, Mar 28, 2021

Under Jhargram district, polling was held for four seats: Jhargram, Gopiballavpur, Binpur and Nayagram. A total of 144 companies of CRPF were deployed.

Assembly elections 2021: Tribal Bengal waits for jobs, looks for options
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Local people acknowledge the change in their lives since the Trinamool Congress came to power and the bloodshed stopped. Now they want more.

Satyadihi: A village in West Bengal’s Jhargram that votes on Saturday but has never seen its candidates
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

The villagers said they have never heard of any social welfare schemes announced by the Central or state governments as members of the village panchayat hardly pay them a visit.

Chhatradhar Mahato: The Maoist face of Jangalmahal as Mamata’s main stormtrooper
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

The face of the PCAPA agitation against the state government between 2008 and 2011, Mahato was captured by the police posing as journalists in September 2009.

Trinamool relies on actor Birbaha Hansda’s magic to regain stronghold over Jhargram seat
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The Mamata Banerjee-led party has faced stiff competition in the constituency with the BJP winning the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Amit Shah unveils BJP manifesto for West Bengal elections: Key takeaways
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

With the announcement to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in West Bengal in the first cabinet, the BJP has addressed the longstanding demand of refugee communities in the state.

CAA in first Bengal cabinet meeting: BJP in manifesto
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

The BJP will implement the Ayushman Bharat healthcare and PM-Kisan scheme in the state, as well as clear due arrears, and provide 'free KG to PG' education for all women and free travel for them in public transport, the manifesto says.

In BJP Bengal list, 36 joined the party over last six months
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

The selection of candidates has led to large-scale protests across the state in almost every district, and the anger that has manifested itself in the streets is not just for having given tickets to those who joined the BJP recently. Infighting within the BJP has also sparked protests after the release of the list.

PM Modi: FB down for 50 mins, but vikaas down in Bengal for 50 years
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

The Prime Minister also accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of running a “school of cruelty” where the syllabus includes “syndicate and cut money” and “anarchy and extortion” are part of training.

Bengal polls: In message to dissenters, BJP goes with senior names, defectors
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Of the total 294 seats, the BJP has now announced candidates for 282, while leaving one seat for the AJSU (Baghmundi in Purulia district). The names of 11 candidates will be announced later.

‘Khela hobe’ not for us, we promise jobs, development: PM Modi in Bengal
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Addressing a public meeting in Purulia, Modi promised jobs, education and development if the BJP is voted to power for “double engine” growth — in the state and Centre — and took a swipe at the TMC election slogan of ‘Khela hobe’ (Game on).

In Bengal BJP list of 148 names, Mukul, Rahul Sinha, party MP
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Bengal elections: The release of the candidates' list triggered a fresh round of protests by BJP workers, with some party office bearers resigning.

BJP workers protest in Kolkata demanding change of candidates; party summons state leaders to Delhi
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Former BJP state committee member Bhaskar Bhattacharya quit the BJP expressing his displeasure over the selection of party candidates for the Assembly polls.

Sovan Chatterjee: A leader without a party
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Sovan Chatterjee who was instrumental in strengthening the TMC in the South 24 Parganas district was roped in by the BJP to help the party develop an organisational base in the region.

TMC seeks Swapan’s disqualification from RS; Debashree Roy quits party
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Citing the 10th Schedule of the Constitution which says that a nominated Rajya Sabha member stands to be disqualified if he or she joins any political party, the TMC said it will be writing to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for Dasgupta's disqualification from the Upper House.

Reject Mamata’s nomination for hiding cases, Suvendu tells EC
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

In his letter to the EC, the former state minister and Mamata Banerjee's protege, Suvendu Adhikari, claimed that she had suppressed information about five cases filed against her in Assam and another by the CBI in West Bengal.

Dissension over candidates: BJP workers’ protest singes party, Shah returns to Kolkata
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Senior party leaders Shiv Prakash, Mukul Roy and Arjun Singh were heckled by a section of irate party workers who were demanding change in party candidates of several Assembly seats. Angry party workers even tried to break into the party office but were stopped by police.

West Bengal elections — In spotlight: The nephew Banerjee
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

His rise has made him a target of not just BJP, but also driven out Mamata aides. Now the 33-yr-old faces the CBI.

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