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Bengal Bypolls
West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

BJP sulks after Didi’s win with huge margin

The Bengal unit leaders of the BJP went into hiding on a day Mamata Banerjee won the Bhowanipore bypoll with a historic margin of 58,832 votes. The handful of BJP leaders seen after election results ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.21

Letters to the editor: Secular India takes strength from Bengal bypoll results

Ignorance is not bliss Sir — Within minutes of its release, the third season of the Netflix show, Sex Education, entered the list of top 10 most watched programmes in India. This might actually...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.21

Three cheers: Didi's victory

The outcome of the by-election in Bhowanipore in which the chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, was a contestant was a foregone conclusion. The talk within the Trinamul Congress centred on the margin of h...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Bengal: EC bars celebrations

The Election Commission on Sunday afternoon directed Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi to ensure that no celebrations take place over poll results amid fears of violence. In a letter, the EC said the...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

After a resounding win, Didi thanks Bhowanipore

Sunday’s emphatic win cements Mamata’s claims at the national level for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The Trinamul mouthpiece, Jago Bangla, has already staked her claim to the space of the lea...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

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India  /  Published 01.10.21

Bypolls: 57% voting in Bhowanipore

The Bhowanipore Assembly constituency, where Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting, registered over 57 per cent polling during Thursday's by-election, a senior Election Commission of...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.21

Priyanka active, but not BJP, on polling day

Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP’s Bhowanipore bypoll candidate, cut a lonely figure on Thursday as the young lawyer was seen running across the length and breadth of the South Calcutta constituency all a...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.21

Bhowanipore: over 50% polling amid skirmishes

In the other two Assembly seats where elections were deferred till Thursday, Shamshergunj and Jangipur, both in Murshidabad, the turnout at 5pm was  78.60 per cent and 76.12 per cent. Since 2011...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.21

Didi bypoll: 53% voting at 5 pm

Voting has largely been peaceful in the Bhowanipore assembly seat, where Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting, with 53.32 per cent turnout till 5 PM, officials said. A high voting...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.21

National theme hogs byelection

The Pegasus “snoopgate”, ownership of the PM-Cares Fund, “imperilled” democracy in the nation, National Monetisation Pipeline, demonetisation, state of the Indian economy, cont...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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