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  • Mamata Banerjee to sit on dharna on April 13 to protest EC's 24-hour campaign ban Apr 12, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee to sit on dharna on April 13 to protest EC's 24-hour campaign ban

    The Election Commission has imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on Mamata Banerjee after her remarks were found by the polling body as violative of the Model Code of Conduct.

  • EC bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in Bengal polls for 24 hours Apr 12, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    EC bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in Bengal polls for 24 hours

    The action was taken against Banerjee for the violation of Model Code of Conduct, the polling body said.

  • The three Cs: communalism, caste and class, and how they will make or break Modi or Mamata's dream in West Bengal Apr 10, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    The three Cs: communalism, caste and class, and how they will make or break Modi or Mamata's dream in West Bengal

    While the BJP is banking on the SC, ST, blue-collar workers and Hindutva votes in the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021, the TMC is relying on Muslims and the Bhadraloks to see them through.

  • Bengal Election 2021 | TMC team asks chief electoral officer to round up anti-social elements in East Midnapore Mar 29, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Bengal Election 2021 | TMC team asks chief electoral officer to round up anti-social elements in East Midnapore

    The delegation also told the officer not to deploy security forces from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar or Bhartiya Janata Party or NDA-ruled states during the second phase of elections in East Midnapore.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | TMC writes to EC urging it to revert to earlier rule on appointment of polling agents Mar 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | TMC writes to EC urging it to revert to earlier rule on appointment of polling agents

    According to a March 2009 rule by the EC, polling agents who are appointed by the contesting candidates shall have to be electors in the same polling stations or from neighbouring polling stations falling in the same constituency.

  • West Bengal Election 2021 | Facing her toughest political battle, here’s how Mamata Banerjee is taking on BJP Mar 26, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021 | Facing her toughest political battle, here’s how Mamata Banerjee is taking on BJP

    Bengal Election 2021: Perhaps recognising that she was facing her biggest political test in decades, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee set out early to keep the BJP surge at bay.

  • West Bengal polls | Dates, battle lines, key players and issues — A guide to the high-stake contest Mar 24, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    West Bengal polls | Dates, battle lines, key players and issues — A guide to the high-stake contest

    Will the BJP juggernaut roll into yet another state? Or will West Bengal opt for a third Trinamool term? The result would be out on May 2.

  • West Bengal Elections | A fight to its bitter end Mar 24, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    West Bengal Elections | A fight to its bitter end

    Any challenger in West Bengal needs muscle power to match the cadre strength of the ruling party. The challenger should be able to instil confidence among those likely to vote for its candidates that the party will be able to form the government

  • Interview | Bengal elections will be BJP’s facepalm moment, says Trinamool leader Saugata Roy Mar 21, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Interview | Bengal elections will be BJP’s facepalm moment, says Trinamool leader Saugata Roy

    The veteran TMC leader is counting on the ‘secular nature’ of West Bengal to withstand the fierce fight by the BJP and carry his party to a third win in the assembly elections.

  • Mamata Banerjee releases TMC manifesto, promises income for all families, student credit card Mar 17, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee releases TMC manifesto, promises income for all families, student credit card

    A new student credit card scheme will be introduced with a credit limit of Rs 10 lakh and an interest rate of only 4 per cent will be charged, the West Bengal chief minister said.

  • Actor-politician Debashree Roy joins list of TMC MLAs quitting party ahead of Bengal elections Mar 15, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Actor-politician Debashree Roy joins list of TMC MLAs quitting party ahead of Bengal elections

    Debashree was dropped as the candidate from Raidighi, the constituency she represented in the outgoing assembly, by the Trinamool Congress.

  • Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins Trinamool Congress Mar 13, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins Trinamool Congress

    After joining the TMC, Sinha said, "You must be surprised why at this age when I’d distanced myself from party politics. Why am I joining a party and turning active? I’d like to say the country is going through an extraordinary situation."

  • West Bengal Election 2021| Mamata Banerjee declares assets worth Rs 16.72 lakh Mar 11, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021| Mamata Banerjee declares assets worth Rs 16.72 lakh

    A voter of Bhabanipur assembly constituency in Kolkata, she received a royalty of Rs 930 in 2019-20. Banerjee has a number of books to her credit.

  • Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi joins BJP in presence of J P Nadda Mar 06, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi joins BJP in presence of J P Nadda

    Lauding Dinesh Trivedi as a principled politician, Nadda said he was earlier a right person in the wrong party and was now in the right party.

  • Use of PM's photo in petrol pump hoardings violates poll code, should be removed: ECI official Mar 03, 2021 09:59 PM IST

    Use of PM's photo in petrol pump hoardings violates poll code, should be removed: ECI official

    The use of the prime minister's photograph in such hoardings violates the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the official of the West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.

  • TMC MLA Jitendra Tiwari joins BJP in presence of party state chief Dilip Ghosh Mar 02, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    TMC MLA Jitendra Tiwari joins BJP in presence of party state chief Dilip Ghosh

    Tiwari, who had rebelled against the TMC leadership but had mellowed down after the BJP declined to induct him into the party in December last year, joined the saffron camp in the presence of party state chief Dilip Ghosh at a programme in Sreerampur in Hooghly district.

  • 'Are poll dates announced as per suggestions of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah?': Mamata Banerjee questions 8-phase elections Feb 26, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    'Are poll dates announced as per suggestions of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah?': Mamata Banerjee questions 8-phase elections

    Mamata Banerjee said the Election Commission should not look at the state "through the eyes of the saffron camp" — a reference to the BJP.

  • Coal smuggling case: CBI serves notice on Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife ahead of Bengal polls Feb 22, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Coal smuggling case: CBI serves notice on Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife ahead of Bengal polls

    The Trinamool Congress has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party is using central agencies to intimidate party leaders ahead of the Legislative Assembly elections in West Bengal

  • Feels like I'm under some sort of surveillance: MP Mahua Moitra on armed officers outside her house Feb 13, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Feels like I'm under some sort of surveillance: MP Mahua Moitra on armed officers outside her house

    In her letter to the Delhi Police, TMC Mahua Moitra said being 'an ordinary citizen of this country', she neither asked for nor wants such protection.

  • TMC's Rajib Banerjee quits as MLA, thanks party supremo for opportunity to serve masses Jan 29, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    TMC's Rajib Banerjee quits as MLA, thanks party supremo for opportunity to serve masses

    Banerjee, who represented the Domjur assembly seat met Speaker Biman Banerjee at the state Assembly and submitted his resignation letter

  • Ahead of Bengal polls, Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet Jan 22, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Ahead of Bengal polls, Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet

    Rajib Banerjee joined the league of many senior Trinamool Congress leaders who have resigned from CM Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet in recent weeks.

  • 'Goli maaro' slogans raised at Suvendu Adhikari-led BJP rally in West Bengal's Hooghly Jan 20, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    'Goli maaro' slogans raised at Suvendu Adhikari-led BJP rally in West Bengal's Hooghly

    On January 19, a similar slogan was raised at a Trinamool Congress rally in south Kolkata with party activists calling for "shooting" the traitors of Bengal, in an apparent reference to the leaders who have switched over to the BJP.

  • Shatabdi Roy decides to stay with TMC after appointment as party vice-president Jan 17, 2021 09:59 PM IST

    Shatabdi Roy decides to stay with TMC after appointment as party vice-president

    Actor-turned-politician Shatabdi Roy was appointed as the vice- president of TMC’s West Bengal unit on January 17, amid speculations of her following former TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari’s footsteps and joining the BJP.

  • Bengal polls: Left, Congress to hammer seat-sharing deal by January-end Jan 17, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Bengal polls: Left, Congress to hammer seat-sharing deal by January-end

    Chowdhury said that the parleys between his party and the Left Front are being held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.

  • West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021 | Why state election is a tussle between Brahmo Samaj and Arya Samaj values Jan 09, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021 | Why state election is a tussle between Brahmo Samaj and Arya Samaj values

    TMC representatives argue that MIM will not be able to break into the Muslim votes. Reasons: MIM will only get support of the Urdu-speaking Muslims in West Bengal who have migrated from UP and Bihar and are confined to urban areas.

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