Bengal polls

Bhowanipore bypoll: Fresh war of words erupts between BJP and TMC

TMC minister Firhad Hakim, who is campaigning door-to-door for his party supremo, rubbished BJP's claim of giving their rivals a tough fight. 

published on : 12th September 2021

CBI to conduct zone-wise investigation of post-poll violence cases in West Bengal

Following a report from an NHRC committee on July 13, a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the allegations.

published on : 24th August 2021

BJP lost in West Bengal due to overconfidence of party leaders: Suvendu Adhikari

He said continuing work at the ground level was equally important as setting up targets, which was realistic but needed hard work.

published on : 19th July 2021

West Bengal Congress General Secretary resigns, slams Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Mitra put the blame on Chowdhury's choices of recruiting the Congress face at Nadia and Central Kolkata for the party's loss in Behrampur in the recent polls.

published on : 14th July 2021

After TMC, Bengal BJP may move court seeking recounting in narrowly lost seats

Dilip Ghosh's statement came after the TMC filed petitions in the Calcutta HC urging recounting in five assembly constituencies, including Nandigram, where the party lost by slender margins.

published on : 19th June 2021

TMC turncoats make beeline to re-join party after BJP's loss in Bengal polls

Sources in the TMC said most of the turncoats are now feeling that they are nowhere in Bengal’s political arena after the BJP lost the electoral battle.

published on : 23rd May 2021

Should have aligned with Trinamool in Bengal elections, says Congress' Veerappa Moily

The former Union Minister also sought action against West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for the poll debacle in the state.

published on : 19th May 2021

Bengal saw 25X surge in daily cases between 1st and 8th poll phases

During the one month it took to hold the elections, which began on March 27 and concluded on April 29, the state witnessed an unprecedented 25 times surge in daily Covid-19 positive cases.

published on : 17th May 2021

Visva-Bharati announces lecture on reasons of BJP's defeat in Bengal polls, cancels later

A notice inviting people to attend the lecture to be held at 4 pm on May 18 via Zoom platform was posted on the central university's website earlier in the day.

published on : 13th May 2021

Poll analysis: BJP trailed in 10 Bengal Lok Sabha seats out of 18 it won in 2019

The senior BJP leaders in Bengal described the Assembly election’s reflection in Lok Sabha seats as a major threat ahead of the 2024 general elections.

published on : 10th May 2021

Indian-American diaspora hold rallies against post-poll violence in West Bengal

Protestors carried placards reading "Hindu Lives Matter", "Protest Against Hindu Genocide" to draw attention to the killings that followed soon after the poll results.

published on : 10th May 2021

Bengal polls debacle: With mere 5.47 per cent vote share, Left stares at existential crisis

In the clash of the titans where the TMC was in a straight fight with the BJP in most constituencies, the once all-powerful Left seems to have been squeezed into oblivion.

published on : 10th May 2021

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee begins Assembly session with attacks on Centre, poll panel

Claims the BJP would not have won even 30 seats had it not been for support from the EC

published on : 9th May 2021

Dear BJP, ‘Didi-o-didi’ has reverse effects too

Home Minister Amit Shah was bent on winning Bengal this time.

published on : 9th May 2021

Homemaker stands out amid BJP drubbing in Bengal, readies for MLA stint

Chandana Bauri, who followed in her husband's footsteps and joined the saffron camp around five years ago, had never imagined she would ever be called upon to represent her constituency.

published on : 7th May 2021
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