West Bengal: Mohammed Salim is named CPM state secretary

The Bengal CPM has constituted a new state committee with Mohammed Salim as state secretary — the first minority community member to hold the post after CPI’s split in 1964. In a major reshuffle, CPM state secretary and former health minister Surya Kanta Mishra, Mridul De and former MLA Rabin Deb have been replaced in … Read more

Suvendu Adhikari’s Netai visit: West Bengal govt and governor at loggerheads

The West Bengal government and the Governor are at loggerheads again over stopping Leader of Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari to Netai in Midnapore on January 7. The Governor had asked the Bengal Chief Secretary (CS) to visit him on the issue for discussion several times, to which the CS allegedly did not respond. The Governor … Read more

KMC elections: Suvendu Adhikari alleges TMC looted votes, demands repolling

Hours after voting for Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls concluded, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday alleged Trinamool Congress (TMC) looted the votes and demanded that this election should be declared null and void. The BJP leader also alleged that many BJP agents were beaten up during polls … Read more

Role rejig in West Bengal BJP after national conclave

Organisational changes are likely in the West Bengal BJP which will be decided at a high-level meeting soon in Delhi in the presence of the party’s national President JP Nadda, said people aware of the matter. Several new faces will be inducted to the state committee and changes will be made to the existing district … Read more

West Bengal CID summons Suvendu Adhikari in connection with former bodyguard’s death

West Bengal Crime Investigation Department (CID) has summoned leader of opposition in the state assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, on Monday in connection with the unnatural death case of his bodyguard, Subhabrata Chakraborty. Earlier in July a four-member CID delegation visited Purba Medinipur to probe Chakraborty’s death. The case is related to Chakraborty, who had died under … Read more

BJP lost in the assembly polls due to overconfidence: Suvendu Adhikari

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she will not be able to win the Nandigram seat despite moving court and even if recounting is done. He also said the complacency about victory led to failure of BJP in the recently concluded state assembly polls. … 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

Suvendu Adhikari seeks Mukul Roy’s disqualification from house

Leader of opposition in Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Friday submitted a letter to speaker Biman Banerjee, seeking disqualification of Mukul Roy from the house under the anti-defection law. Roy, who won this year’s assembly election from the Krishnanagar Uttar seat on a BJP ticket, joined the ruling Trinamool Congress last week. Previously in the … Read more

Mamata Banerjee, chief secy insulted PM Modi by not attending cyclone review meeting: Suvendu Adhikari

Leader of the opposition in West Bengal Chief Minister Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the chief secretary have insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by not attending a meeting chaired by him to discuss the ravages caused by Cyclone Yaas. Banerjee did not attend the meeting but entered the room … Read more

One minute Modi-Mamata meeting triggers huge controversy

It was a meeting that hardly lasted for a minute but the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee created a huge political controversy. When senior leaders of the BJP claimed that it was the chief minister’s ego that resisted her from staying away from the review meeting with … Read more