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Bengal governor ends speech midway amid ruckus by BJP MLAs

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday had to end his speech midway due to a ruckus in the Assembly by BJP MLAs who showed pictures of post-poll violence in the state and chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans. Notably, the first session of the newly constituted Assembly began Friday as differences between the ruling Trinamool Congress...

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar refutes nepotism allegations

Under attack from the Trinamool Congress, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday refuted allegations of nepotism—a charge leveled against him by TMC MP Mahua Moitra. Dhankhar on Monday took to Twitter to refute the allegations. He said, “Assertion @MahuaMoitra in tweet & Media that six coterminous appointee OSDs in personal staff are relatives is...

Unending Tussle: Mamata skips review meet with PM Modi on impact of cyclone Yaas

While the West Bengal elections are over, the clash between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues. Banerjee made PM Modi wait for 30 minutes for a review meeting on the impact of cyclone Yaas on the state. Banerjee, after arriving late for the meeting, handed over papers related to...

43 TMC legislators administered oath of office by Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, 43 legislators of her party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), were sworn in as ministers on Monday. A low-key event owing to the COVID-19 pandemic was held at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. The MLA’s were administered the oath of office by Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. Notably, the development comes after...

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM third time in a row

Following a thumping victory of the Trinamool Congress, the party supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the chief minister of West Bengal third time in a row. As of now, she is the only woman chief minister in India. The small ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic took place at the Throne Room...