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‘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.

Suvendu Adhikari seeks rejection of Mamata Banerjee’s nomination, alleges she hasn’t declared criminal cases in affidavit
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Trinamool spokesperson rubbishes claims, says the BJP has become so desperate that they are accusing Mamata Banerjee without verifying facts.

Assembly elections 2021: 4 MPs and several ex-TMC leaders in BJP Bengal list; Sreedharan in Kerala
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Besides 63 names in West Bengal — for 27 seats out of 31 voting in the third phase on April 6 and 36 out of 44 voting in the fourth phase on April 10 – the party also announced candidates for 112 seats in Kerala, and 17 seats each in Tamil Nadu and Assam.

Denied ticket, Sovan quits BJP; others question list
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Sovan Chatterjee, the former Mayor of Kolkata, decided to put in his papers after he was denied a ticket from Behala East constituency which he used to represent as a Trinamool Congress MLA.

In BJP list for Bengal polls, Union minister Babul Supriyo, several sitting MPs
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

Bengal elections: BJP national general secretary Arun Singh Sunday announced names of the party’s candidates in 27 seats out of 31 for the third phase, and in 36 seats out of 44 going to polls in the fourth phase.

West Bengal polls: The importance of Rajib Banerjee
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

Unlike Suvendu Adhikari and other Trinamool leaders to move to the BJP, Rajib carries no taint of any scam and there are no major allegations against him within or outside the party.

Explained: What will the Left and Congress gain by joining hands with Abbas Siddiqui?
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

The alliance is being seen as a shot in the arm for the Congress-Left alliance, which got only 13% of the votes and two seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With the ISF’s support, the parties hope to win back some of the lost ground.

TMC candidate to move SC against Calcutta High Court division bench’s decision on his nomination
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

The division bench headed by Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan set aside the single bench’s order which allowed TMC candidate Ujjwal Kumar to contest the polls.

A Minakshi in the battle of Goliaths
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

A Masters in Political Science, who was a member of the CPM student wing SFI in her university days, Minakshi Mukherjee is among the several young faces the Left has picked to add some life into the alliance's campaign.

Trinamool to hold protests today, questions election panel’s neutrality…
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

On Friday, a delegation of TMC MPs will make a representation to the Election Commission in Delhi to put forward their observations to the incident.

HC overturns EC rejection of Trinamool candidate’s nomination
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

A single-judge bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya permitted Kumar to contest the election based on the nomination papers.

Calcutta HC sets aside Election Commission’s decision of rejecting TMC candidate’s nomination
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Trinamool Congress general secretary Partha Chatterjee said they have received reports that attempts are being made to reject nominations of TMC candidates.

Over the hills and far away
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Gorkhaland promise still hanging, the GJM founder’s crossing over to Trinamool carries enough punch to make BJP worry.

TMC minister Bachchu Hansda, MLA Gouri Sankar Dutta join BJP after being denied poll ticket
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Several other leaders including TMC MP Pratima Mondal's sister Jayashree Mondal and Bengali film actor Bonny Sengupta too joined the BJP at the party's Hastings office in the presence of West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and party leader Rajib Banerjee.

Sabyasachi Dutta, secretary of BJP’s Bengal unit: Firebrand leader
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

Days before he switched to the BJP in 2019, Dutta was at loggerheads with the TMC leadership after he hosted BJP leader Mukul Roy at his residence.

EC orders removal of Bengal DGP after adverse report
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

The ECI wrote to the state chief secretary, asking to replace Virendra with P Nirajnayan, an IPS officer of the 1987 batch.

Bengal elections: Fresh wave of defections in TMC: 5 dropped MLAs, 1 nominee join BJP
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy, and senior leader Suvendu Adhikari handed over party flags to the five at the BJP’s Hastings office here.

Mukul Roy: The pied piper in West Bengal Assembly elections
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Mamata may denounce them as ‘rats’, but Trinamool is hurting as former No. 2 Mukul Roy woos over her leaders to BJP, helps build the party.

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