Politics

TMC’s Cricketer Candidate Manoj Tiwary Faces Tough Pitch in Shibpur

Ruling TMC’s new recruit and former India batsman Manoj Tiwary will face a tough political pitch in Howrah’s Shibpur assembly constituency as his opponents are are also formidable players adept at bowling googlies. The BJP has fielded Dr Rathin Chakrabarty, a TMC turncoat who was the former mayor of...

Apr 19 · >

NCP Worker Booked for Violating Covid-19 Norms During Poll Meet in Maha’s Solapur

A case has been registered against an NCP functionary for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms during an election campaign meet in Pandharpur of Maharashtra’s Solapur district, an official said on Friday. The gathering on Thursday was addressed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar ahead of an Assembly bypoll in the...

Apr 19 · >

BJP MLA Backs Varanasi Court Order, Says India to Become ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Soon

File photo of BJP MLA Surendra Singh. (Image: ANI) Gyanwapi mosque will be removed from Varanasi and a grand Shiva temple will be built, said BJP MLA Surendra Singh. PTI Ballia Last Updated:April 09, 2021, 15:23 IST FOLLOW US ON: Controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Friday waded into...

Apr 19 · >

‘TMC Romeos Will be in Jail’, Says Yogi, Promising Anti-Romeo Squads in Bengal if BJP Wins

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party will create UP-like “anti-Romeo squads” in West Bengal to protect women, reigniting a controversy over the groups that several politicians and activists have accused of thuggery and invasion of private spaces. All “Romeos” from Bengal’s ruling...

Apr 18 · >

Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding an immediate moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine exports and opening up of the vaccination to “everyone who needs it”. In the letter, Gandhi also sought more say to the state governments in vaccine procurement and distribution. He...

Apr 18 · >

Mamata Trying to Divide People by Seeking Votes on Communal Lines: Abbas

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to divide the people of West Bengal by seeking Muslim votes, Indian Secular Front (ISF) founder Abbas Siddiqui alleged, while claiming that her ploy is helping the BJP in the ongoing assembly elections. The influential Muslim cleric, in an interview with PTI, alleged...

Apr 18 · >

Amit Shah Knocks on Doors in Mamata’s Backyard Bhabanipur to Campaign for Actor Rudranil

On a door-to-door electioneering drive, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday went around the city’s Bhabanipur assembly constituency, considered to be a backyard of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Shah was here to drum up support for actor-turned-BJP candidate Rudranil Ghosh, a political newbie fielded from the...

Apr 18 · >

This Crucial Region Holds Key to Bengal Polls for BJP, TMC

With its 54 seats spread across seven districts, North Bengal is pegged to be the game-changer in the ongoing Assembly elections. While the BJP striving hard to hold its fort in the region, the TMC is seeking to recover its lost ground amid turbulent political equations in the state....

Apr 18 · >

EC Notice to Mamata Over Remarks Against Central Forces, TMC Boss Says ‘I Don’t Care’

The Election Commission has issued a notice to Mamata Banerjee for her “completely false, provocative and intemperate statements” against central forces performing election duty in West Bengal, provoking a defiant TMC boss to declare she will continue doing so until “the CRPF stops working for BJP”. The notice issued...

Apr 18 · >

BJP’s Dilip Ghosh at Poll Rally

File photo of Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. Ghosh further said that elections in Bengal won’t be conducted under the security provided by central forces after the BJP comes to power in the state. PTI Bardhaman Last Updated:April 18, 2021, 22:55 IST FOLLOW US ON: In an apparent jibe...

Apr 18 · >