May 09, 2021 02:01 PM IST
CM Mamata Banerjee also urged PM Modi to strengthen health infrastructure and augment supplies of equipment, medicines and oxygen for treatment of coronavirus-positive patients.
- May 08, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Warning of stern action against communal incitements, chief minister Mamata Banerjee claimed the BJP was provoking violence after failing to win the elections.
- May 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Banerjee also said that the Centre hiked oxygen allocation for other states out of the total production in Bengal, despite its enhanced requirement.
- May 06, 2021 11:16 AM IST
The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, has left for the state. On Wednesday, the ministry had sent a terse reminder to the West Bengal government to submit a detailed report on the post-poll violence and to take necessary measures to stop such incidents "without any loss of time".
- May 05, 2021 11:13 AM IST
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic.
- May 05, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee's Oath Ceremony Highlights: Banerjee, who lost from Nandigram despite the astounding TMC victory, can be sworn in as the chief minister but will have to get elected to the assembly within six months of assuming office.
- May 04, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Hitting out at the Election Commission, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that the BJP would not have crossed the 50-seat mark if the poll panel had not helped it.
- May 03, 2021 07:20 PM IST
In the recent state elections, the BJP's tally in West Bengal has been restricted to 77 out of the total 293 seats. It also failed to win a seat in Kerala and had a worse- than-earlier result in Assam, winning 60 seats. But the party won a series of by-elections in seats across Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. along with four seats in Tamil Nadu.
- May 03, 2021 07:17 PM IST
Tweaks in Muslim appeasement by Trinamool and decision by BJP to go for the north Indian slogan of Jai Shriram rather than one coined on Durga, which would have resonated better with Bengalis, played a key role in the West Bengal election outcome.
- May 03, 2021 06:07 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress has retained 75 percent of its seats from 2016 elections, while the BJP has made notable gains at the expense of the TMC.
- May 03, 2021 04:47 PM IST
10 years on, Mamata Banerjee, who knocked out the well-entrenched Left from its bastion in 2011, delivers the Right a blow of epic proportions.
- May 03, 2021 03:00 PM IST
BJP, , which once boasted it would get 200 seats in a 294 seat assembly (elections were held for 292 seats), was struggling to cross the halfway mark.
- May 03, 2021 02:44 PM IST
JP Nadda also thanked the people of Assam and Puducherry for reposing faith in the party and at the same time accepted the mandate of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
- May 03, 2021 01:59 PM IST
The ruling TMC has won 212 of the 292 seats where polling was held in eight phases in March and April, and is leading in one where counting is still in progress. The BJP emerged as the main opposition party with 77 seats under its belt.
- May 03, 2021 11:21 AM IST
While Suvendhu Adhikari bagged 1,10,764 votes in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee polled 1,08,808 votes, the poll panel confirmed.
- May 02, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Central Minister Babul Supriyo has lost from the Tollygunge assembly constituency, being defeated by veteran TMC leader and current West Bengal Public Works and Youth Affairs Minister Aroop Biswas. Two other incumbent BJP MPs, Locket Chatterjee and Swapan Dasgupta has lost from the Chunchura and Tarakeshwar constituency.
- May 02, 2021 06:44 PM IST
The day two of his clients tasted victory, Kishore said he would quit election strategising and did not rule out a future in direct electoral politics.
- May 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST
TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 205 of the 292 seats that went to the polls.
- May 02, 2021 04:28 PM IST
The West Bengal win opens up a new discourse in national politics with the possibility of Mamata Banerjee being a rallying force against Narendra Modi.
- May 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in 205 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal. The BJP trailing far behind with 80 seats.
- May 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST
The was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far behind in 77 seats.
- May 02, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Banerjee's latest fight constitutes just one chapter in her long history of fighting all or nothing, no holds barred campaigns, especially in her own seat.
- May 02, 2021 01:45 PM IST
As per the data shared on the Election Commission's website at 1:00 pm, the Trinamool was leading on 202 out of the 284 seats from where the trends have emerged.
- May 02, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Respective state chief secretaries have been asked to take immediate action to stop gatherings following declaration of election results.
- May 02, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.