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Mamata says ‘outsiders’ brought by BJP contributed to surge in COVID-19 cases in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday criticised the BJP for the COVID-19 situation in the country and alleged that the saffron party has aided to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state by bringing a large number of “outsiders” to campaign for it. Notably, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is fighting a...

EC imposes 48-hour campaign ban on BJP leader Rahul Sinha in Bengal

After imposing a 24-hour campaign ban on Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday imposed a 48-hour campaign ban on BJP’s candidate from West Bengal’s Habra Assembly constituency, Rahul Sinha. The BJP leader has been banned from campaigning for his provocative statements on Sitalkuchi incident whereby four people were killed in firing at a...

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...

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...

EC sends second notice to Mamata Banerjee for her remarks against central forces

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, who is trying tooth and nail to fight back the growing influence of the BJP in West Bengal, has received her second notice from the Election Commission that asked her to explain her remarks on central forces deployed in Bengal elections. Notably, Mamata Banerjee had on March 28 said,...

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...

EC refutes allegations of Mamata Banerjee regarding discrepancies at Nandigram booth

The Election Commission (EC) has refuted the allegations leveled by Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee in her letter addressed to the poll panel about the alleged discrepancies during voting at a booth in Nandigram on April 1. In fact, the poll panel is contemplating taking action against the veteran politician under the relevant sections...

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...

85-year-old mother of BJP worker dies after allegedly attacked by TMC workers

BJP worker Gopal Majumdar’s 85-year-old mother who was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers died on Monday. Notably, Gopal and his mother, Shova Majumdar, were attacked by TMC workers in North Dumdum area under Nimta police station. Union home minister Amit Shah took to Twitter and wrote, “Anguished over the demise of Bengal’s daughter...

Mamata Banerjee says BJP supporting new political outfit in Bengal to split minority votes

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched an attack on the BJP for trying to divide the Muslim votes in the state. She alleged that BJP is backing a new political outfit in Bengal to eat into minority votes ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled to start from March 27. Notably, she was...