Congress’ move to field more women raises the bar for national parties, will inspire women to ask for ‘hissedari’

Over the past years, many parties such as BJD, TMC and JD(U) have given more tickets to women candidates, but AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s announcement to reserve 40% of the party tickets for women for the 2022 UP assembly elections is likely to raise the bar for national parties in gender inclusion, and … Read more

Attack on federal structure of India: TMC on Centre extending BSF’s jurisdiction

Hitting out at the Centre over its decision to extend the jurisdiction of the BSF, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday said it was an “infringement” on the rights of the state and an attack on the federal structure of the country. The Centre has amended the BSF Act to authorise the force to undertake search, … Read more

Central government hatched conspiracies to remove TMC from power in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the central government hatched conspiracies to remove TMC from power since the start of the elections. Banerjee’s remarks came a short while before the election commission announced her massive victory in the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency. “Since the elections started in West Bengal, … Read more

Bhabanipur by-poll: BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal writes to HC over fear of violence after result declaration

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Bhabanipur by-poll Priyanka Tibrewal has written to the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court seeking preventive measures in case there is post-poll violence after results are declared on Sunday. In the letter, Priyanka Tibrewal has sought strict orders from the Kolkata Police to take all precautionary measures to prevent … Read more

TMC planning to contest all 40 seats in Goa Assembly polls on its own: Luizinho Faleiro

A day after joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC), former Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party plans to contest all 40 seats in the next year’s Goa Assembly polls on its own, without forging any alliance. Talking to reporters during a press conference here, the former Goa chief minister also said … Read more

Mainul Haque resigns as and AICC secretary, set to join TMC

All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Mainul Haque has resigned from his post and is set to join the Trinamool Congress on September 23. A veteran Congressman, Haque had served as MLA from Farakka in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district for five terms. He tendered his resignation on September 21. In a letter to AICC president … Read more

Bhawanipur bypolls: TMC chalks out strategy to increase Mamata Banerjee’s poll margin

The Trinamool Congress leadership has chalked out a strategy with the aim to increase the poll margin of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, compared to Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, who won from the Constituency with 28,000 votes in the recently concluded 2021 polls. Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay has vacated the seat for Mamata Banerjee. Following that line, the … Read more

Trinamool rally in Tripura on 22nd

Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday said the party will organise a massive rally in Tripura on September 22 and all Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. “This is our constitutional right. If the Tripura government tries to stop the AITC rally, the party will go to court and fight it legally,” he told reporters. … Read more

Congress lost highest number of leaders to other parties since 2014, BJP big gainer: Report

The Congress has lost the highest number of its electoral candidates as well as MPs and MLAs to other parties in the past seven years with the BJP emerging as the biggest gainer since it came to power at the Centre in 2014, according to a report released on Thursday. A total of 222 electoral … Read more

Bhabanipur bypoll: BJP still deciding candidate to field against Mamata Banerjee

The BJP leadership is in the process of selecting a candidate to field against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a day after the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the by-election date for Bhabanipur. The names of possible candidates doing the rounds are actor-turned politician Rudranil Ghosh, former governor Tathagata Roy and Dr Anirban Ganguly. In … Read more