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Bengal Bypolls
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

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

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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

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


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