Articles about West Bengal Politics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.