Mamata meets Pawar; Yechury says NCP chief said no to being opposition nominee for president poll

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Left leaders met NCP chief Sharad Pawar separately on Tuesday trying to convince the veteran leader to be the joint opposition nominee for the presidential election. Pawar, however, refused, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said after his meeting with him. Pawar met Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja, … Read more

Unhappy over not getting chance to speak in last meet, Mamata to skip PM’s conference on Friday

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would not be attending the meeting convened by the Centre on December 24 to discuss ways to commemorate the birth anniversary of philosopher and revolutionary leader Rishi Aurobindo on August 15 next year, as part of the 75th Independence Day celebrations. Her decision came a … Read more

Mamata Banerjee lines up opposition meet at Delhi’s Banga Bhawan

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 25, 2021) KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend a meeting in New Delhi’s Banga Bhawan during her July 26-30 visit for which senior opposition leaders will be invited, senior TMC leaders said on Saturday. The meeting has been tentatively scheduled on July 28 at 3 … Read more

Justice Kausik Chanda recuses himself from hearing Mamata’s poll plea against Suvendu

Justice Kausik Chanda of the Calcutta High Court Wednesday recused himself from hearing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s petition challenging the election of Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram. Justice Chanda had on June 24 reserved order on Banerjee’s application that the judge recuses himself from hearing her election petition apprehending bias on his part. Justice … Read more

Mamata won despite PM, ministers campaigning in West Bengal: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday congratulated “Bengal tigress” and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for “single-handedly” leading her party to victory in the West Bengal Assembly polls. The TMC was leading in over 200 of the 292 seats that went to polls in the eastern state. In a statement, Thackeray said Banerjee led … Read more

If BJP lets in TMC men, Mamata government will fall: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders are making a beeline to join the BJP in West Bengal, said Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. While several high-profile leaders from the ruling party have already switched sides, many more are willing to do so, he said. “If BJP decides to open its gates for the TMC, the … Read more

After Mamata agrees to implement PM Kisan scheme, BJP promises to pay farmers arrears

Nandigram: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said that the saffron party, after voted to power in West Bengal, will ensure that each farmer of the state gets Rs 18,000 in arrears under the PM Kisan scheme. The assertion of Vijayvargiya, the BJP’s West Bengal in-charge, came days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee … Read more

Peeved cleric joins hands with MIM, spells trouble for Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: In a development that could spell trouble for the Trinamool Congress, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen said the party would contest the West Bengal elections with Abbas Siddiqui, a religious leader from the popular Muslim pilgrimage site of Furfura Sharif. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi made the announcement after visiting the pirzada from Furfura Sharif, … Read more

Community spread of Covid-19 seen in Bengal, follow protocols during Puja season: CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that community transmission of Covid-19 has started in the state. Speaking to media after a cabinet meeting, Mamata Banerjee said that instances of coronavirus becoming airborne and community spread have been reported in West Bengal. She also asked people of the state to maintain caution ahead … Read more

Major showdown in Kolkata: Clashes erupt as cops block BJP’s march to Mamata Banerjee’s office

Clashes broke out between BJP workers and the West Bengal Police in Kolkata on Thursday as the party workers tried to break through barricades during their march towards Bengal secretariat ‘Nabanna’. Thousands of BJP workers from Kolkata and Howrah began marching towards Nabanna to protest the “worsening” law and order in the state on Thursday … Read more