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TMC registers thumping victory in Bengal, BJP wins Assam. Here are the latest trends

The BJP, despite its best efforts to woo the voters in the West Bengal Assembly elections, has failed to combat the counter-narrative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party the Trinamool Congress. While the TMC has secured victory in 135 seats and is leading in 77 seats out of the 292 seats,...

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...

Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram, defeats BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has won the Nandigram seat by 1,200 votes by defeating BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari who fought a fierce battle against the incumbent chief minister. It was a neck-to-neck fight between the two, but eventually, Mamata emerged victoriously. Not just Mamata Banerjee, but her party too secured a robust victory against...

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....

West Bengal: Trends shocker for “confident” BJP as TMC dominates

The BJP which was confident of winning 200 seats in West Bengal is left in tatters, at least in the early trends, as the party so far is not even able to go past the 90-mark. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on the other hand is dominating. The Mamta Banerjee-led party has crossed the 200-mark out...

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...

Mamata Banerjee cancels poll campaign in Kolkata as COVID cases surge

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore except for a symbolic meeting on the last day of campaigning. Also, the veteran politician has curtailed the duration of all her poll rallies in the districts which are now confined to just half an hour. The announcement was made by TMC MP...

Rahul Gandhi suspends Bengal poll campaign as COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across India with queues outside hospitals and crematoriums growing longer with each passing day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has announced that he is suspending all his public rallies in West Bengal owing to the health crisis. Gandhi also urged other political leaders to cancel their...

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 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...

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...

EC initiates action after EVMs found in TMC leader’s home in Bengal

After the Assam embarrassment, Election Commission (EC) officials are once again in question after four Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and four voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPATs) were found at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader’s house. The incident took place in Uluberia’s Tulsiberia village. Following the incident, the poll panel has suspended a sector officer...