Oct 03, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Banerjee was defeated by her former aide Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram in assembly elections in May. The win on October 3 was a must for her to enter the state assembly before the end of her first six months as chief minister in this term next month.
- Aug 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST
The Congress President urged the Opposition parties to work “cohesively” together by rising above compulsions. Gandhi made these remarks while chairing the virtual meeting of 19 Opposition leaders.
- Jul 27, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee is also expected to meet Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Anand Sharma, and Abhishek Singhvi during her visit that comes during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament and at a time when there have been talks about possible Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 general election.
- Jul 26, 2021 02:12 PM IST
This will be first formal inquiry into allegations that between 2017 and 2019 an Indian client of Israel's NSO Group used Pegasus to hack hundreds of phones of opposition leaders, journalists and government officials.
- Jul 03, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Banerjee, who took oath as the West Bengal Chief Minister on May 5, despite losing to her former close aide BJP candidate Suvendu Adhkari by 1956 votes, has to get elected to the West Bengal Assembly before November 5, as per the rule.
- Jun 18, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Amid the rumours, BJP general secretary BL Santhosh, organisation secretary for the north-east, Ajay Jamwal, among other leaders, reached Agartala, the Tripura capital, on June 16 to placate the ‘rebel’ MLAs.
- Jun 11, 2021 01:28 PM IST
The move comes at a time when several turncoat politicians, who switched from the TMC to BJP ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls, have expressed regret over their decision to quit the Mamata Banerjee-led party.
- Jun 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The CVC order, issued to secretaries of all central government departments and chiefs of public sector banks, among others, says that the acceptance of such an employment offer without the completion of mandatory cooling-off period amounts to “serious misconduct".
- Jun 03, 2021 07:41 PM IST
The PM’s call is significant because it came a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee visited the hospital triggering speculation that Roy might as well return to the party he left in 2017.
- May 31, 2021 05:31 PM IST
The 1987-batch IAS officer, who was at the centre of Mamata-Vs-Centre tussle, has been appointed as adviser to the West Bengal Chief Minister for a period of three years.
- May 31, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Incidentally, the West Bengal government had on May 25, issued an order, citing the Centre’s approval dated May 24 to extend Bandyopadhyay’s services as Chief Secretary for three months. Bandyopadhyay was due to retire on May 31.
- May 28, 2021 04:44 PM IST
The Chief Minister, however, said that she met the PM and left for another review meeting after handing over the documents related to damage to the Prime Minister
- May 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
In March, former TMC MLA Sonali Guha joined the BJP after she had been denied a ticket by the TMC.
- May 18, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The letter comes close on the heels of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting four leaders, including two ministers in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, in the 2016 Narada sting operation case.
- May 17, 2021 01:34 PM IST
The case pertains to the ‘Narada tapes’ sting operation shot in 2014 by Narada news portal, purportedly showing 12 TMC leaders accepting bribes from a journalist who posed as a businessman on camera.
- May 10, 2021 12:22 PM IST
The list comprises of 24 cabinet ministers, 10 ministers of state with independent charge and nine ministers of state.
- Apr 09, 2021 10:03 AM IST
The Opposition would do well to not think too far ahead, and take the first few steps on the road to 2024
- Mar 31, 2021 06:01 PM IST
The chief minister of West Bengal has urged prominent opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to join hands for an action plan to counter BJP’s alleged strategy of making life difficult for states ruled by non-BJP parties.
- Mar 16, 2021 08:41 AM IST
TMC supporters argue that Yashwant Sinha’s words still carry weight among the educated middle classes, significant sections of which in West Bengal, the bhadralok, are gravitating towards the BJP
- Mar 14, 2021 07:12 PM IST
The Election Commission announced this decision on March 14, hours after it ruled that the incident was more likely an accident and not an attack as claimed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
- Mar 13, 2021 07:27 AM IST
It is increasingly becoming clear that in order for political parties to win an election, the support of female voters is crucial. We are witnessing this in West Bengal
- Mar 12, 2021 11:02 AM IST
A poll-time injury could have political consequences in an emotionally-charged state
- Mar 05, 2021 02:41 PM IST
The stae is witnessing a high-stakes battle between ruling TMC and the BJP. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is facing a tough challenge from the latter amid a series of defections from her party to the saffron party.
- Feb 26, 2021 05:36 PM IST
In all, 18.68 crore electorates will cast their votes at 2.7 lakh polling states in these elections to 824 assembly constituencies across four states and the Union Territory.
- Feb 25, 2021 08:34 AM IST
The BJP’s capitalist ideology could be the catalyst for the industrial revival of West Bengal