Abbas Siddiqui

Minorities in Bengal to vote for 'credible' TMC to stop BJP juggernaut: Muslim leaders

Several imams, revered by the Muslim population in the state, stressed that minorities should ensure that they exercise their franchise in favour of the "strongest secular candidate".

published on : 4th April 2021

Bengal polls: ISF fields candidates from across religions, castes

Simul Soren, president of the ISF, said the party represents the interests of the Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

published on : 18th March 2021

Bengal polls: Congress releases list of another 34 candidates; ISF names 20 contestants

ISF president Simul Soren will contest from Haripal in Hooghly district, while Mohammed Iqbal and Nuruzzaman will be the party's candidates from Entally and Metiabruz.

published on : 15th March 2021

Bengal polls: Ally Indian Secular Front not a communal force, says CPM

The Left also said that the alliance has been formed not with an eye on the elections only, but also for a fight for lives and livelihoods of people and secularism, and against attacks on democracy.

published on : 5th March 2021

Bengal polls: Congress, ISF break ice over seat-sharing; talks still underway for some constituencies

Newly floated Indian Secular Front (ISF) had initially demanded 15 seats from the Congress, but the party had agreed to give only five to it.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Bengal polls: Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui's 'Indian Secular Front' poses threat to Mamata's TMC

If the ISF can bring 1 to 2% of minority electorates in its fold, the TMC will be in trouble, said a CPI(M) leader.

published on : 2nd March 2021

With ISF's entry into poll fray, identity politics gain ground in Bengal

The state has already been drawn into the vortex with the TMC and the BJP accusing each other of fanning communal sentiments ahead of elections.

published on : 2nd March 2021

Cracks in Bengal Grand Alliance? ISF accuses Congress leader of acting as stooge of Trinamool, BJP

Though ISF chief Abbas Siddiqui urged his supporters to fight hard for ensuring the victory of the Left parties in various parts of the state, Siddiqui stayed away from seeking votes for Congress.

published on : 1st March 2021

Bengal grand alliance on choppy waters? ISF cautions Congress over seat sharing

Proclaiming support for the Left Front (LS) and its allies in the state, Siddiqui, however, said Bengal will get the better of the BJP and “its B-team Mamata Banerjee” in the election.

published on : 1st March 2021

Bengal polls: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF seals seat-sharing deal with Left, talks on with Congress

Addressing a press conference, Siddiqui said the Left Front has agreed to leave for it 30 seats as part of the Left-Congress-ISF alliance.

published on : 26th February 2021

Can Asaduddin Owaisi pull off another Bihar in Bengal?

Owaisi's influence in Bengal remains limited to the Urdu-speaking upper-caste Muslims. For the rest of Bengal, language will be his first barrier. 

published on : 24th February 2021

Bengal polls: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF demands 45 seats from Left-Congress alliance

A Left Front leader said dialogues are on to settle the deal as they are trying to stich an alliance to defeat TMC and BJP.

published on : 17th February 2021

Bengal polls: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF, secular parties to be accommodated in Left-Cong alliance

Not just the ISF, the RJD and several other smaller secular parties will also be accommodated in the alliance, Chowdhury said.

published on : 16th February 2021

West Bengal Congress seeks high command nod for dialogue with Indian Secular Front for poll alliance

Senior state Congress leader Abdul Mannan in a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi said he has already started 'unofficial dialogue' with ISF.

published on : 4th February 2021

Mamata created communal divide, did more harm to Muslims: Abbas Siddiqui

Siqqiqui asserts his newly floated political outfit will prove to be the 'Kingmaker' in the state which roughly has 30 per cent Muslim voters.

published on : 27th January 2021
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