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BJP won’t field candidate against TMC’s Sushmita Dev in Rajya Sabha bypoll

The BJP on Monday announced that it will not field a candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll scheduled on October 4 in West Bengal, which essentially means that TMC leader Sushmita Dev will win the election unopposed. Notably, the Rajya Sabha seat turned vacant as TMC’s Manas Bhunia quit the Rajya Sabha after winning the...

Crucial test for Mamata Banerjee; EC announces Bhabanipur bypolls on Sept 30

New Delhi: The Bhabanipur Assembly constituency in West Bengal will go for by-elections on September 30. For Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this will be a crucial test which she must clear to continue holding her chair. Besides Bhabanipur, Samserganj and Jangipur in West Bengal, too, will witness by-elections. “…considering the constitutional exigency and special...

Calcutta HC orders EC to preserve all documents and devices linked to Nandigram election

The Election Commission (EC) has been directed by the Calcutta High Court to preserve all election papers, devices, video recordings and documents linked to the recently held election for the Nandigram Assembly seat. The court’s direction came on Wednesday in response to an election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee challenging the...

Calcutta HC judge exits from Mamata Banerjee’s plea against Suvendu Adhikari

Justice Kaushik Chanda of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday exited the case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee against the poll victory of BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from the Nandigram Assembly constituency. However, he imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the TMC supremo and made a series of angry observations accusing...

Calcutta HC reserves order on Mamata Banerjee’s recusal plea

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking the recusal of Justice Kaushik Chanda from hearing an election petition filed by her challenging the victory of BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram Assembly constituency. Notably, the single judge bench of Justice Kaushik Chanda...

Suvendu Adhikari seeks disqualification of Mukul Roy from Bengal Assembly

Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has sought the disqualification of Mukul Roy from the Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly constituency. Recently, Roy defected to TMC from Congress leaving the saffron party embarrassed at a time it is struggling to keep its pack together in West Bengal. Adhikari has approached...

FIR registered against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, brother in Bengal for stealing relief material

The West Bengal Police has registered a case against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari and his brother for allegedly stealing relief material worth several lakhs from a municipality office in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district. The case was registered in the Kanthi police station against the duo following a complaint by Ratnadip Manna, a member of...

BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari’s father, brother gets Y+ security cover

Sisir Adhikari, father of West Bengal’s Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has been provided with Y+ security cover by the Centre. Sisir Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari both MPs will get the cover. Sisir Adhikari and two of his three sons, all former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders had defected to the Bharatiya Janata...

Suvendu Adhikari criticises Mamata Banerjee for “politicising meeting with PM Modi”

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday launched an attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that she is trying to politicise the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He alleged that Mamata did not attend any of the meetings held in the past by the prime minister for COVID control. Adhikari, who defeated...

All 77 BJP MLAs in Bengal get central security cover

Following the post-poll violence and the potential threat to the 77 BJP MLAs in West Bengal, the Union home ministry has decided to provide all of them with a security cover of central paramilitary forces. The BJP legislators will be provided security by armed personnel of the CRPF and CISF. The security has been approved...

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....