Articles about West Bengal Politics

EC sends notice to Suvendu Adhikari over alleged hate speech

09 Apr 2021

EC sends notice to Suvendu Adhikari over alleged hate speech

The Election Commission sent a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday for alleged communal undertones in a speech that he delivered in West Bengal's Nandigram last month.

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

29 Aug 2019

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.

BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement

28 Aug 2019

BJP Bengal chief booked for 'beat cops, TMC members' statement

A suo motu case has been registered against Dilip Ghosh, who heads the West Bengal wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for his controversial statement in which he exhorted his party's cadre to thrash Trinamool members and the state police.

#AmarGorboMamata: Mamata Banerjee launches new online campaign 'Mamata My Pride'

02 Aug 2019

#AmarGorboMamata: Mamata Banerjee launches new online campaign 'Mamata My Pride'

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee, has unveiled a new online campaign for netizens, "Amar Gorbo Mamata (Mamata My Pride)", to share why they are proud of her achievements.

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

21 Jul 2019

Mamata Banerjee to launch poll campaign at Martyrs' Day rally

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to launch the Trinamool Congress's poll campaign for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state at its mega Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata on Sunday.

Mamata Banerjee gets angry over 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans, again

31 May 2019

Mamata Banerjee gets angry over 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans, again

The ferociousness of Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee isn't hidden from anyone. The West Bengal Chief Minister doesn't think twice before reprimanding people.

After saying yes, Mamata refuses to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony

29 May 2019

After saying yes, Mamata refuses to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony

On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee showed she is capable of letting bygones be bygones when she agreed to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Days after results, 2 Trinamool MLAs, 50+ councilors join BJP

28 May 2019

Days after results, 2 Trinamool MLAs, 50+ councilors join BJP

In a major setback to Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee, two MLAs of her party and over 50 councilors joined BJP on Tuesday.

Mamata Banerjee govt refuses permission for BJP's Bengal rath yatras

16 Dec 2018

Mamata Banerjee govt refuses permission for BJP's Bengal rath yatras

On Saturday, the West Bengal government denied permission to the BJP's proposed rath yatras in certain parts of Bengal, citing intelligence reports that they could lead to communal violence.

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

18 Nov 2018

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

09 Oct 2018

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.

Assam TMC-chief, two MLAs resign over Mamata's opposition to NRC

03 Aug 2018

Assam TMC-chief, two MLAs resign over Mamata's opposition to NRC

Assam Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Dwipen Pathak and two other party leaders resigned yesterday in protest against party supremo Mamata Banerjee's opposition to the final draft of the National Register of Citizens.

Kolkata Police grants permission to Amit Shah's rally on August-11

01 Aug 2018

Kolkata Police grants permission to Amit Shah's rally on August-11

The Kolkata Police today granted permission for BJP president Amit Shah's proposed rally in Kolkata on August 11.

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

07 Jun 2018

Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring

WB CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is gearing up full-time for the 2019 battle.

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

13 Apr 2018

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.

Supreme Court to hear BJP's plea against Bengal poll panel

11 Apr 2018

Supreme Court to hear BJP's plea against Bengal poll panel

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear BJP's plea against the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC). The petition was filed against the SEC's decision to recall its order of extending the deadline for filing nominations for the Panchayat polls by a day.

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

31 Mar 2018

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

As West Bengal burns, we have an Asansol Imam to thank for the violence not spreading further.

WB-violence: Two more killed, Babul Supriyo barred from entering Asansol

30 Mar 2018

WB-violence: Two more killed, Babul Supriyo barred from entering Asansol

The violence that began in the aftermath of Ram Navami celebrations continues unabated in West Bengal.

Mamata meets Sonia, asks Congress to participate in anti-BJP alliance

29 Mar 2018

Mamata meets Sonia, asks Congress to participate in anti-BJP alliance

Contrary to speculation, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is not working towards an anti-BJP anti-Congress front. Instead, on Wednesday, she met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and stressed that she wants Congress to be a part of the fight against BJP.

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal intensify, 2 more killed

27 Mar 2018

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal intensify, 2 more killed

At least two people died and an unknown number, including police personnel, were injured on Monday as the Bengal administration tried to quash the violence in the aftermath of the Ram Navami celebrations.

TMC: Show-cause notice to party MP for controversial Facebook post

23 Feb 2018

TMC: Show-cause notice to party MP for controversial Facebook post

The TMC today issued a show-cause notice to party MP Anupam Hazra for his controversial Facebook post comparing Mahatma Gandhi with Subhash Chandra Bose.

Jaya Bachchan returns to Bangla roots: Could be Mamata's RS-nominee

19 Feb 2018

Jaya Bachchan returns to Bangla roots: Could be Mamata's RS-nominee

With Rajya Sabha's upcoming biennial elections, 58 MPs will retire in little over a month. Among them will be Bollywood actor Jaya Bachchan, presently an RS member nominated by SP.

Mamata Banerjee to Hardik Patel: Join Trinamool Congress

10 Feb 2018

Mamata Banerjee to Hardik Patel: Join Trinamool Congress

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee recently met Hardik Patel, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti's convener, at the State Secretariat and urged him to join Trinamool Congress.

Bengal Summit fetched Rs. 2.2-trillion-worth investment proposals: Mamata Banerjee

18 Jan 2018

Bengal Summit fetched Rs. 2.2-trillion-worth investment proposals: Mamata Banerjee

The fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit has been concluded, and WB CM Mamata Banerjee said it has been "highly successful" as the state bagged a whopping Rs. 2.19-trillion-worth business proposals.

As Mamata Banerjee turns 62, we dissect her 'didi-giri'

05 Jan 2018

As Mamata Banerjee turns 62, we dissect her 'didi-giri'

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee evokes a number of emotions: her firebrand politics arouses admiration, her affable personality attracts love, her unpredictability frustrates people while her emotional outbursts induce laughter. However, the indisputable fact is that Mamata can't be ignored.

Month-long celebration in Bengal as TMC turns 20!

02 Jan 2018

Month-long celebration in Bengal as TMC turns 20!

Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. The party will celebrate in grand style with month-long celebrations.

Triple talaq crusader Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Bengal

01 Jan 2018

Triple talaq crusader Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Bengal

Ishrat Jahan, one of the five petitioners who challenged triple talaq, joined BJP. Reportedly, she was felicitated by the Howrah unit and inducted into the party.

BJP's challenge on home-turf forces Didi to go saffron

30 Dec 2017

BJP's challenge on home-turf forces Didi to go saffron

Can BJP's Himachal and Gujarat wins weaken the knees of self-assured TMC in Bengal? CM Mamata Banerjee's recent actions suggest this.

Mamata angry after WB's Republic Day tableau is rejected

24 Dec 2017

Mamata angry after WB's Republic Day tableau is rejected

WB CM Mamata Banerjee has been consistent in her annoyance with the BJP-led NDA government.

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

03 Nov 2017

Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP

Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.

State cannot challenge Centre: SC on WB's petition against Aadhaar

30 Oct 2017

State cannot challenge Centre: SC on WB's petition against Aadhaar

The SC slammed the WB government for challenging the Centre's directions on Aadhaar, saying a state cannot challenge the Centre's laws in a federal structure.

Will not link my Aadhaar number with mobile: Mamata Banerjee

25 Oct 2017

Will not link my Aadhaar number with mobile: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee opposed the mandatory Aadhaar-phone number linking and said she will not link them even if her mobile connection is snapped.

Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole

24 Sep 2017

Idol immersion: WB won't challenge HC order, but finds loophole

The WB government won't move the SC against the Calcutta HC's order allowing Durga idol immersion on Muharram.

HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order

21 Sep 2017

HC cancels Mamata Banerjee's 'no immersion during Muharram' order

The Calcutta HC has struck down CM Mamata Banerjee's order prohibiting immersion of Durga idols during Muharram.

Shah takes RSS help to strengthen party organization in Bengal

14 Sep 2017

Shah takes RSS help to strengthen party organization in Bengal

Amit Shah, BJP's national president, who was on a three-day visit to West Bengal, expressed disappointment regarding the BJP's booth level organization. He urged BJP members to highlight issues criticizing the ruling TMC about "corruption, law and order and appeasement of minorities."

Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads

07 Sep 2017

Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads

BJP President Amit Shah has been denied permission to host a rally at Netaji Indoor Stadium when he would visit West Bengal between September 11 and 13. This is on the heels of RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat being denied permission at Mahajati Sadan, a WB government-run auditorium.

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

04 Sep 2017

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

West Bengal state BJP president Dilip Ghosh has accused CM Mamata Banerjee of spoiling Bengal's relations with its neighboring states.

Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?

25 Aug 2017

Mamata's moves: Is she anti-Hindu or are they political gimmicks?

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered that there will be no Durga idol immersion on Muharram (Oct 1) and in case of non-adherence, action will be taken.