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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...

Mamata Banerjee attack: TMC issues a warning, BJP calls it a drama

The Trinamool Congress has said that the people of Bengal will give a fitting reply to the BJP a day after an alleged attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. Earlier in the day, her nephew Abhishek Banerjee tweeted a pic of Mamata Banerjee in a hospital with her left leg in a cast....

TMC lawmakers write to President Kovind seeking removal of Bengal governor

Five lawmakers from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) have written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking the removal of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The letter, which is critical of the governor for interfering with the state legislature, has been written by TMC MPs Derek O’Brien, Kalyan Banerjee, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Kakoli Ghosh...

Congress, Left Front enter into alliance for Bengal polls

With the upcoming Assembly poll in West Bengal likely to remain a contest between the ruling TMC and the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front have formed an alliance to contest the poll. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has approved the alliance and party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has confirmed the development. Chowdhury took to...

BJP wants early deployment of central forces in poll-bound Bengal

With Assembly elections scheduled in West Bengal in April-May of 2021 and the BJP not ready to take any chances, the saffron party’s Bengal unit has now written to the Election Commission for an early deployment of central forces. Notably, the BJP has repeatedly attacked the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government for the deteriorating law and...

Amit Shah, JP Nadda to visit Bengal every month till poll

Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP’s national president JP Nadda will visit West Bengal every month till the Assembly elections scheduled in the state next year comes to an end. This information was revealed by West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. Notably, the election for the 294-seat Bengal Assembly is likely to be held...