Brigade Parade Grounds Rally
Opinion  /  Published 13.06.19

The battle for Bengal may get murkier

Mamata Banerjee began the 2019 general election in the grand hope that with a clutch of nearly 40 Lok Sabha seats, she would be ideally placed to become the first Bengali prime minister of India — a...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 20.01.19

Brigade rally plays on Modi’s mind

The images of 24 pairs of arms raised skywards from a Calcutta dais appeared to be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mind as he slammed the proposed Opposition alliance as a nexus of “corrupt...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 19.01.19

At Brigade rally, mood high, unity test ahead

Soaring speeches were delivered, gracious gestures exchanged, clever slogans worked the crowds and expectations ran high. So did reminders of the enormity of challenge that lay curled round the corner...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.01.19

Pride of place for 3 leaders at Mamata rally

Mamata Banerjee seemed most content introducing BJP dissidents Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Shatrughan Sinha on her Brigade dais on Saturday and suggested more seniors in the party had been denied...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.19

Heart of Calcutta chokes on rally-day traffic

Traffic in the heart of Calcutta came to a stop for sometime as tens of thousands of people marched towards the Brigade Parade Grounds to attend the chief minister’s rally on Saturday. But in many o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.19

Surge for TMC, travel woes for rest

Lakhs of Trinamul supporters and workers have started flocking to Calcutta from south Bengal for Saturday’s Brigade rally. Most buses and cars in the south districts have been hired to ferry rally s...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.19

Rahul message for Mamata rally cheers Trinamul

Four paragraphs with 160 words cheered Trinamul on Friday, a day ahead of Mamata Banerjee’s Brigade Parade Grounds rally.The source of joy was a letter from Congress president Rahul Gandhi extending...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta/NewDelhi

India  /  Published 19.01.19

BJP mulls Shatru action

The BJP on Saturday said it would take “cognisance” of party MP Shatrughan Sinha’s presence at the Opposition’s rally in Calcutta, indicating the leadership was weighing options of expelling t...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.01.19

Brigade and Brigadier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to link the Opposition’s mega rally in Calcutta with corruption, saying his government’s crackdown on graft had pushed desperate “wrongdoers” in...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.19

Host Mamata will be ‘listener’ at anti-BJP rally

Mamata Banerjee has pitched Saturday’s Brigade Grounds rally as a “United India” platform where other non-BJP forces would be given prominence, appearing to take a backseat at what promises to b...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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