TMC Wins All 4 Assembly Seats In West Bengal By-election
Trinamool Congress party (TMC) led by the CM Mamta Bannerjee won all four seats in the state's by-election on November 2. As per reports, Sovendeb Chattopadhyay won the Khardhaha assembly by a margin of 93,00 votes, whereas Udayan Guha won by a margin of over 1.6 lakhs in the Dinhata constituency. Meanwheile, Banerjee took to … read-more
Tags: mamta banerjee, TMC, Trinamool Congress, BJP, Bypolls, West Bengal Election
Courtesy: India Today
West Bengal: EC Declines Possibility Of All Phases Election Into One
The Election Commission of India on April 15, put an end to all the speculations of uniting the remaining four phases of assembly elections in West Bengal. The officials stated that polling for the remaining phases will be held as scheduled. Besides, an all-party meeting will be conducted on April 16, conducted by the West Bengal Chief Electoral officer Aariz Aftab. Reportedly, the votes will be counted on May 2.
Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Election, Election Commission, Election Commission Of India
Bengal CM Mamata Says To Approach EC Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans
Agitated Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has warned to write to the Election Commission after 'Jai Shri Ram' chants were made at her Nandigram rally on March 30. Besides, Mamata again resorted to her 'outsiders' rant and said that "goons" from UP and Bihar are keeping voters away from polling booths. However, the BJP defended the chants saying that raising 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans is not a crime.
Tags: Mamata Banerjee, ECI, Nandigram, BJP, West Bengal Election
TMC Fails Again To Present Election Manifesto On March 14
Ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) failed again to present the election manifesto that was planned for March 14. Earlier on March 11, TMC refrained from introducing the manifesto following an alleged attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Reportedly, CM Banerjee will also be holding a roadshow on March 14. The state will go for polls in eight phases between March 27-April 29.
Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Election, Mamata Banerjee, TMC
Courtesy: The Print
TMC Gets Another Jolt; Minister Hansda, MLA Sankar Dutta Defect To BJP
West Bengal Minister Bachchu Hansda and Tehatta MLA Gouri Shankar Dutta joined the BJP on March 10. Relatedly, MP Pratima Mondal's sister Jayashree Mondal and actor Bonny Sengupta also joined the saffron camp in presence of State BJP President Dilip Ghosh. Welcoming defectors, Ghosh said, "This is the beginning of the end of TMC... as they have lost faith in.. functioning of TMC."
Tags: TMC, defection, BJP, West Bengal Election, Bachchu Hansda, Gouri Sankar Dutta
Courtesy: Indian Express
Bengal Assembly Polls: Mithun Chakraborty Joins BJP Hours Before PM's Rally
Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty on March 7 joined the BJP. Interestingly, the move came just hours before PM Narendra Modi's Kolkata rally. Earlier, State BJP in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya had met the actor personally on March 6. The 70-year-old actor, who is known for various Bollywood flicks, had also served as the Rajya Sabha member for the Trinamool Congress.
Tags: mithun chakrabarty, Bollywood, West Bengal Election, PM Modi, BJP
Election Commission Removes Bengal's Top Police Officer Before Polls
The Election Commission on February 27 replaced West Bengal ADG Police (law and order) Jawed Shamim with 1991-batch IPS Jag Mohan. Mohan will also be the state police nodal officer. Notably, hours before the decision, some BJP leaders had met Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab and requested him to remove "biased" officers for "free and fair" elections. Earlier, the Election Commission announced dates for the 8-phase West Bengal Assembly polls… read-more
Tags: West Bengal Election, Election Commission, IPS officer, Mamta banarjee
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ED Raids Many Locations In Bengal In Coal Scam, Cattle Smuggling Case
The Enforcement Directorate on February 26 conducted raids at various places of West Bengal's Kolkata, Asansol and adjacent areas in connection with the illegal coal mining and cattle smuggling cases. On the other hand, the CBI raided house of Kolkata-based businessman Randhir Barnwal, a co-accused in the coal scam. The CBI has alleged bureaucrats and politicians of taking bribes from the businessman. Interestingly, the raids happened hours… read-more
Tags: West Bengal, Enforcement Directorate, West Bengal Election, CBI
West Bengal BJP Appeals To EC; Accuses State Police Of Being Biased
The West Bengal's BJP unit accused the state police of being biased and complained to the Election Commision and Union Minister Shah. BJP's state vice president Pratap Banerjee alleged Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of creating ruckus during 'Parivartan Yatra', held at Praganas district. "The local police remained 'mute spectators' while the attack took place," Banerjee added. Last year in December, BJP president JP Nadda's convoy was… read-more
Tags: West Bengal Election, BJP, TMC, Pratap Banerjee, Election Commission
WB Govt Launches 'Maa' Scheme; Offers Healthy Meal At Rs 5 For Poor
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched 'Maa' scheme to provide healthy meals at a nominal price of Rs 5/meal to poor people. The scheme launched ahead of assembly polls provisions to offer budget meal from 1 pm-3 pm daily through kitchens operated by self-help groups. Christened after the TMC’s slogan of ‘Ma, Mati, Manush’, the scheme will provide rice, dal, vegetable, and egg curry.
Tags: West Bengal, mamta banerjee, Maa Scheme, West Bengal Election, Subsidy