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Mamata Banerjee to take oath as Bengal CM on May 5

After registering a thumping victory against the BJP, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will take oath as West Bengal’s chief minister for the third time in a row on May 5. The firebrand leader will be meeting West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 7 pm and stake claim to form the government. Following the counting...

Nandigram: Suvendu Adhikari wins; PM Modi congratulates Mamata for TMC’s victory

Trinamool Congress on Sunday registered a thumping victory against the BJP in the West Bengal Assembly election, but its supremo Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram seat to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari in a neck-to-neck contest. Banerjee said that she accepts the verdict in Nandigram and termed it as “not a big deal” while clarifying that she...

BJP leads in Assam, Puducherry; losing Bengal. Here are the latest trends

The BJP, despite its efforts to woo the voters in the West Bengal Assembly elections, has failed to combat the counternarrative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party the Trinamool Congress. While the TMC is leading in over 200 seats out of the 292 seats, BJP’s lead is limited to 77 seats....

PM Modi cancels his Bengal visit tomorrow, to attend COVID review meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that he has canceled his visit to Bengal on Friday as he will be chairing high-level meetings to review the COVID-19 situation in the country. Notably, PM Modi was supposed to visit Bengal to campaign for the BJP in the ongoing Assembly polls. PM Modi took to Twitter...

EC imposes 24-hour campaign ban on Mamata Banerjee for controversial statements

Amid the exchange of barbs between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the ongoing West Bengal Assembly election, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on Mamata Banerjee. The ban came into force on Monday at 8 pm. The poll panel in its order noted that the West Bengal chief...

Bengal Election: Controversy erupts over BJP candidate Rahul Sinha’s Sitalkuchi remark

The controversy over the deaths due to firing by CISF personnel in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi is yet to die down, but BJP leaders are courting more controversies by giving reckless statements. The saffron party’s Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh has raked a new controversy by his ‘more Sitalkuchis’ remark. Now, BJP’s Habra candidate Rahul Sinha created...

Mamata Banerjee terms Cooch Behar firing as “genocide”

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has termed the deaths in Cooch Behar due to firing by the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) on Saturday as “genocide”. Notably, the CISF had opened fire at a booth in the Sitalkuchi constituency at around 10.30 am on Saturday resulting in the death of four persons and one...

BJP’s tsunami in West Bengal; internal survey predicts 187-195 seats for party

Abhishek Pandey, Kolkata: The election season is on in West Bengal. Voting for three phases is over and there are five more to go. While the results will be announced on May 2, an internal survey by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has almost confirmed a Saffron tsunami in the state. As per the survey...

PM Modi says Mamata’s appeal to Muslims indicates she has lost Bengal election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday criticised Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee over her appeal to West Bengal’s Muslims not to divide their vote. PM Modi, while campaigning for the BJP at a poll rally in Cooch Behar, said that Mamata’s appeal indicates that she has lost their support. Notably, 27 per cent of...

PM Modi takes a dig at Mamata Banerjee, says “…not seasonal with our religious beliefs”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for insulting the culture of Bengal and disliking his visit to a Kali temple in Bangladesh. PM Modi, while campaigning for the party in Joynagar, said, “Didi did not like me praying at the Ma Kali temple in...

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari’s convoy attacked in Bengal

In yet another incident of political violence, the convoy of BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari, who is contesting the poll from Nandigram against TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, was attacked on Thursday. However, Suvendu Adhikari escaped unhurt. According to media reports, the incident took place in Nandigram’s Satengabari area. While Adhikari’s convoy was passing through the...

Now, Sisir Adhikari joins BJP at Amit Shah’s poll rally

TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari’s father and veteran politician and MP Sisir Adhikari on Sunday followed the footsteps of his two sons—Suvendu and Soumendu— and joined the BJP amid the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah. Sisir Adhikari chanted “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” after joining the saffron party at an election rally in West Bengal....