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Bengal Bypolls
Opinion  /  Published 21.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Kalbaishakhis are becoming increasingly rare

Receding storm Sir — In the month of April and May, nor’westers — kalbaishakhis in local parlance — bring relief from the stifling and sultry Calcutta summer. When d...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.22

Shatrughan defeats BJP

The maiden victory of Trinamul from Asansol was expected in the backdrop of the overall political scenario in the state as it has witnessed a steady decline of the BJP’s vote share since the 202...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.22

Babul keeps low profile

Babul Supriyo, the Trinamul nominee for the bypoll to  the Ballygunge Assembly segment, was hardly visible on  polling day on Tuesday, amid murmurs that the ruling party kept the BJP turncoa...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.22

Tepid turnout at twin bypolls

Low voter turnout marked Tuesday’s bypolls for the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency and the Ballygunge Assembly segment  but the day passed off without any major violence. Voter turnout in A...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.21

Bengal BJP braces for defections

Back-to-back losses against the Trinamul Congress in the bypolls held on September 30 and October 30 have triggered murmurs in the Bengal unit of the BJP that at least 10 to 15 leaders, including some...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

3 BJP nominees lose deposits

Since the Assembly poll results on May 2, the BJP leadership has only spoken about post-poll violence, instead of engaging in  soul-searching. The trend continued even after the bypoll results a...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

Dinhata: TMC's record win

“Our organisational capabilities have dwindled... On poll day, we could not field agents in most of the 417 booths,” said a BJP source.  As the results came up on Tuesday, district a...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.21

Trinamul sweep leaves Bengal BJP worried

With the emphatic win Trinamul’s official tally in the house is 218, while BJP's has come down to 75 with five of these MLAs having switched sides to the ruling Trinamul. “Why we coul...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.21

TMC headed for 4-0 win in bypolls, Didi is all smiles

While Khardaha and Gosaba went to Trinamul in the Assembly elections, Santipur and Dinhata were won by the BJP. Two of the party MPs who had contested and won the Assemblies later resigned t...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.21

TMC leader’s son ‘hit’ by BJP security

Arjyadeep Sinha, son of deceased Trinamul leader Kajal Sinha, alleged he was roughed up by the security personnel of Khardah’s BJP candidate Joy Saha in front of a polling booth on Saturday. &l...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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