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Asok Bhattacharya
West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Stalwarts in Siliguri civic poll fray

The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) elections that would be held later this month has been dubbed as a struggle for political relevance of two political stalwarts of the city — Asok Bhattac...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.21

Asok back in civic poll fray

The beleaguered Left Front has fallen back on 72-year-old warhorse Asok Bhattacharya in its bid to retain the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC), one of the few urban bodies that the Left has manage...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.21

Asok on CPM hill panel

Septuagenarian Asok Bhattacharya is a part of the new CPM committee of the Darjeeling district on Sunday as a “special invitee,” hinting that the veteran is still the main face of the part...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.21

Asok’s wife no more

Ratna Bhattacharya, the wife of veteran CPM leader and former MLA and mayor of Siliguri Asok Bhattacharya, died at a private nursing home in Calcutta on Wednesday morning. She was 69. Party leaders s...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.21

North turncoats slay giants

At a time turncoats lost in most parts of Bengal, north Bengal saw a sharp contrast with many candidates who defected to the BJP proving to be giant-slayers. Veteran CPM leader Asok Bhattacharya, a s...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.21

Siliguri: CPM vs 'Che Guevara'

Ghosh swats away such allegations. “I was keen to work for the people of Siliguri and I was not getting the opportunity.… I needed the hands of a new friend to fulfil my objective and tha...
By Devadeep Purohit in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.21

Strategy to play development card to woo Siliguri voters

The Left as well as Trinamul have drawn up the strategy to play the development card to woo voters of Siliguri — a key Assembly seat in north Bengal. The Left camp is underscoring the achieveme...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.21

Ex-confidant to take on Asok in Siliguri

The BJP on Thursday fielded Shankar Ghosh in Siliguri where he would take on his former mentor Asok Bhattacharya who contests as the CPM candidate. “I have been in politics for the past 30 year...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.21

Asok Bhattacharya slams ‘selfinterest’ in politics

Veteran CPM leader Asok Bhattacharya, a fivetime Siliguri MLA who was considered by many to be a “mentor” to CPM leader Shankar Ghosh who defected to BJP on Friday, seemed to break his sil...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.21

Asok plea on sport centre

Asok Bhattacharya, the MLA of Siliguri, has sent letters to state and central ministers of sports and youth affairs, seeking improvement in sports infrastructure of the city. While one of the letters...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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