Politics

Mohun Bagan Icon Bidesh Bose

Kolkata: Iconic Mohun Bagan midfielder Bidesh Bose may have won his team many laurels but on Sunday winning the Assembly poll as a Trinamool Congress candidate from Uluberia Purba in his political debut will always remain his the “greatest moment”. In a constituency where Muslims comprise nearly 34 per...

May 3 · >

Few Opted for NOTA Option in Five Assembly Elections

The ‘none of the above’ or ‘NOTA’ option had very few takers in the five assembly polls, counting of which was held on Sunday. According to data available on the Election Commission website, a total of 1,54,399 or (1.22 per cent) of the total voters exercised the option in...

May 3 · >

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Parties Congratulate DMK Leader MK Stalin on Poll Victory

DMK President MK Stalin at a campaign rally in Tuticorin. (File photo: PTI) Stalin, who is set to be the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time, expressed his “heartfelt thanks” to all the people of the state for mandating his party to govern Tamil Nadu...

May 2 · >

Congress on Shaky Ground as Its Poll Fortunes Plummet Further, Party to Focus on ‘Course Correction’

The electoral fortunes of the Congress took another dip on Sunday as it failed to make a mark in the assembly polls in four states and Puducherry, the only minor consolation being the victory of its DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu. While the party drew a blank in West...

May 2 · >

AIMIM, ISF Come a Cropper as Minorities Back Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal Blockbuster

Parties such as the AIMIM and Abbas Siddiqui’s ISF, which were seen as having the potential to deal a blow to the TMC’s minority support base, failed to make an impression in the West Bengal assembly polls as the minorities threw their weight behind Mamata Banerjee in her high-stakes...

May 2 · >

Death of Migrant Labourers Last Year Forced Me to Think of Joining Politics: Manoj Tiwary

After deciding to take the plunge into politics, he was clear that he had to be on Mamata Banerjee’s corner.Having won his first state assembly elections from Shibpur constituency by a margin of more than 6000 votes over nearest rival Rathin Chakraborty of BJP, Tiwary knows his immediate assignment....

May 2 · >

From Sonia Gandhi to Mayawati, Politicians Congratulate Mamata Banerjee on Win

Trinamool Congress secured a landslide victory against Bharatiya Janata Party at the 2021 West Bengal General Assembly Elections. This will be Mamata Banerjee’s third term as the Chief Minister of the state. On her historic victories, several political leaders including PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Punjab Chief Minister...

May 2 · >

Telangana CM Sacks Minister Etela Rajender Over Land Grabbing Charges

Telangana Minister Etela Rajender on Sunday was stripped of his portfolio over land grabbing allegations a day after the Medak district administration submitted its report confirming the charges. The Minister was sacked and dropped from Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s cabinet. “On the advice of the Chief Minister of...

May 2 · >

What Went against Mamata in Nandigram and What Went in Favour of Suvendu

While leading her party to a spectacular victory in the West Bengal assembly polls on Sunday, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was handed a stunning defeat by her former protégé Suvendu Adhikari in their eye-popping face-off over the Nandigram seat. Following a nail-biting contest that saw the two alternately...

May 2 · >

Opposition Rejoices Mamata’s Impressive Win in Bengal. Sees New Hope for 2024 Lok Sabha Polls?

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is all set to form a government for third consecutive term in West Bengal as the party has won with a thumping majority in the elections. Several Opposition leaders from across party lines in the country have congratulated her for the victory and defeating...

May 2 · >