Commotion at Bengal BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ rally in Hooghly district

BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra‘ rally on Tuesday witnessed commotion when it was passing by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) party office at Uttarpara in Hooghly district. Activists of the TMC blocked G T Road as the rally neared its office leading to arguments between the workers of the ruling party and the BJP, police said. A timely … Read more

In election year, BJP eyes new turf, Congress and others look at retaining strength

With the Election Commission announcing the dates for upcoming assembly polls for four states and one Union Territory, the crucial battle of 2021 has officially begun. In 2016, the BJP had worked hard and won Assam, which opened the gate for the party in the northeast. This time, the party has put all its might … Read more

TMC, others question 8-phase polls in Bengal; BJP welcomes EC decision

Many Opposition parties including the Trinamool Congress Friday questioned the need for a eight-phase election in West Bengal even as BJP leaders welcomed the Election Commission’s decision and said anti-social elements need to be controlled for peaceful polls. The EC announced that voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27 and continue till … Read more

West Bengal: CBI, ED conduct joint raids at different places in coal scam

Investigation agencies CBI and Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted joint raids at various places in West Bengal in connection with the multi-crore coal pilferage scam, sources in them said. CBI sources said its sleuths raided the official and residential premises of businessman Randhir Kumar Barnwal in Kolkata. ED sources said the agency has started searches … Read more

Mamata writes to PM to help Bengal get corona vaccines for people before polls

Seeking to reach out to voters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his help to procure COVID-19 vaccines so that she can make them available to the people before the upcoming assembly elections free of cost. A rapid vaccination programme is needed immediately for the interests … Read more

CBI at Abhishek Banerjee’s residence to examine his wife in coal pilferage case

A CBI team visited the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday to examine his wife Rujira in the coal pilferage case, officials said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek in south Kolkata’s Harish Mukherjee Road minutes before the CBI team landed there. The CBI’s visit to Abhishek’s … Read more

View: Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not a winning card, so why use it?

View: Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not a winning card, so why use it?

BJP should change the course of its campaign in West Bengal if it wants to increase its vote share in the state. Synopsis Last time BJP announced implementing CAA, defeat for the party in the Delhi assembly elections followed. Having won all seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi in the May 2019 elections on the ‘Sabka … Read more

How the absence of recognisable faces within BJP in Bengal is leading to a host of defections from TMC

In the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh faced a major struggle. In almost all the 42 parliamentary constituencies in the state, he had difficulty finding candidates with a reasonable chance of winning the elections. Most would bomb at their ballot box debut, was the belief then. But the … Read more

Conspiracies hatched to defame Indian tea, yoga too: PM Narendra Modi

GUWAHATI | NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at “conspiracies” being hatched overseas to target India’s soft power such as tea and yoga, as he addressed rallies in election-bound Assam and West Bengal on Sunday and launched projects worth more than Rs 14,000 crore. Speaking in Haldia in West Bengal, he also lashed … Read more

Budget 2021: Bonanza for election-bound states

New Delhi: Poll-bound West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have got a leg-up in terms of proposed infrastructure spending in the budget. In West Bengal, where BJP is aiming to unseat the ruling Trinamool Congress in elections later this year, Rs 25,000 crore has been earmarked for road projects, including 675 km of highway … Read more