Bengal Bypolls
West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.21

BJP acid test in Dinhata bypoll

The Dinhata bypoll on October 30 is an acid test for the saffron camp in Cooch Behar. At the Assembly elections this year, the BJP had fielded Nisith Pramanik, its Cooch Behar MP, from the seat. Pram...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.21

BJP MPs shun poll grind in Santipur and Naihati

The beleaguered Bengal BJP is struggling to put up a united front ahead of the October 30 by-elections with the apparent reluctance of party MPs — Jagannath Sarkar and Nisith Pramanik — to...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Bengal bypolls: Abhishek attacks BJP

TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday slammed the BJP for "thrusting by-election" on two of the four assembly seats in the state that will go to polls on October 30. ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.21

Bengal: exodus-hit BJP weighs bypoll options

Bengal BJP leaders are picking their brains to find the answer to one question: Are more MLAs going to join the ruling Trinamul? That the state BJP is worried about defections in ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Dinhata

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.21

BJP faces TMC black flags

Leaders of the saffron camp in Dinhata where the bypoll is due on October 30 along with three other Assembly seats of the state, on Monday had to return without campaigning as hundreds of Trinamul sup...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar


West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

BJP’s bypoll nominee ‘attacked’

The BJP’s Khardah bypoll candidate, Joy Saha, was allegedly attacked, along with others, by suspected Trinamul supporters during a clash over putting up banners near Girja More in Khardah on Sun...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

Bypolls: EC decides on central forces

The Election Commission has decided to deploy 27 companies of central forces for the upcoming October 30 bypolls in four Assembly segments in Bengal, poll panel sources said on Saturday. The commissi...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

Governor to administer MLA oath to CM today

Mamata Banerjee will take oath as MLA at the Assembly at 2pm on Thursday. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will administer the oath to Mamata and two other newly elected MLAs, Jakir Hossain and Amirul Islam...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Trinamul bags two more seats

In the 2016 Assembly polls, Trinamul had won only four seats in the district. The party’s tally was just one in the 2011 Assembly polls, which it fought in an alliance with the Congress. Trinam...
By Alamgir Hossain in Berhampore

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Upbeat TMC eyes last district Darjeeling

Buoyed by Trinamul’s electoral victories on Sunday, party leaders have started preparing the ground in Darjeeling, the only district in Bengal where it has repeatedly drawn a blank. Trinamul ch...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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