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Elections
West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

BJP holds back names

The BJP on Friday shied away from announcing its candidates for either of the first two phases of the Bengal Assembly elections, a move attributed to two contradicting theories. A section of BJP lead...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Anshuman Phadikar in Calcutta, Panskura

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

HC stays charge withdrawal

Calcutta High Court on Friday stayed orders passed by two judicial magistrates of a court in Tamluk allowing the state government to withdraw criminal cases against 13 Trinamul Congress supporters acc...
By Our Legal Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Jain’s actions and rules match: EC

The Election Commission on Friday threw its weight firmly behind deputy election commissioner Sudeep Jain and took ownership of his decisions during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Trinamul Congress ha...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Pheroze L. Vincent in Calcutta, New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Against turncoats, horses for courses in Bengal

Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee did not opt for one-strategy-suits-all format while choosing candidates for seats that were represented by heavyweights who left the party to join the BJP. T...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Tears and protest greet TMC list

The announcement of Trinamul Congress candidates sparked protests at several places in the state on Friday despite Mamata Banerjee trying her best to keep defectors to the BJP under pressure. At Bhan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Eight MLAs denied tickets, 15 new faces fielded in north

“In 2011, we had fielded Rudranath Bhattacharya, a local doctor, and had achieved success. But in 2016, the party made an experiment by bringing in Bhaichung Bhutia who was defeated. It is surpr...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 06.03.21

Who has TMC fielded in Calcutta

Aroop Biswas Constituency: Tollygunge Profession: Politician Age: 57 Known for: Manages the Tollywood clan of Trinamul Date of polling: April 10 Partha Chatterjee Constituency: Behala West Professi...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Left Front keeps Nandigram out

Left Front chairperson Biman Bose on Friday announced the names of Left Front candidates for the first two phases of Assembly elections but did not name anyone for the Nandigram seat which he flagged ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Unmistakable effect of identity politics

Sources aware of the strategising in Trinamul on candidate list said though Team PK got the inputs from the ground level and the first draft of candidates was drawn up based on these feedback, Mamata ...
By Devadeep Purohit, Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta, Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

CM message for paramilitary

“During the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the central forces deployed at booths and in other areas took care of the complaints lodged by the BJP but ignored the grievances of Trinamul. This should not h...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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