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[WEST BENGAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2021]

State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, considered as one of the staunchest critics of Banerjee, said on Thursday that he feels the Congress should not field a candidate against her out of political courtesy.(PTI)
State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, considered as one of the staunchest critics of Banerjee, said on Thursday that he feels the Congress should not field a candidate against her out of political courtesy.(PTI)

Congress unlikely to field candidate against Didi for Bhowanipur bypoll

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:26 AM IST
  • While the Banerjee-led Trinamool won Bengal, she lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram, and now needs to win a bypoll to retain her seat.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves his hand to the supporters during a roadshow, in Krishnanagar Uttar on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves his hand to the supporters during a roadshow, in Krishnanagar Uttar on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Extended election campaign pushed Covid-19 cases jump in rural Bengal

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Most medical professionals blame the mass gatherings at election rallies for the huge surge in the disease.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)

Bengal facing twin challenges of Covid-19, post-poll violence: Guv Dhankhar

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Governor Dhankhar said he was shocked by incidents of attack following the West Bengal assembly elections, and decided to visit various places affected by the post-poll violence in the interest of the people.
A person injured in the clashes during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, in Cooch Behar, being taken away on April 10. (File photo)
A person injured in the clashes during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, in Cooch Behar, being taken away on April 10. (File photo)

In Bengal’s post-poll political violence, a battle of narratives

UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 12:13 PM IST
The BJP has alleged 17 of its workers have been killed in nine days in Bengal’s post-verdict political violence, the TMC has accused the BJP of spreading fake news on social media, while police investigation into some of the alleged murders pointed at either suicide or unnatural death
Elections to two constituencies of West Bengal -- Samsherganj and Jangipur -- will take place on Thursday under tight security.(PTI)
Elections to two constituencies of West Bengal -- Samsherganj and Jangipur -- will take place on Thursday under tight security.(PTI)

West Bengal: Elections to Samsherganj, Jangipur assembly seats today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Reaul Haque, the Congress candidate from Samsherganj assembly constituency in Murshidabad district, died due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on April 15. Pradip Kumar Nandi, the Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate from Jangipur, also succumbed to the infection on April 17.

[Assam Assembly Election 2021]

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (File photo)
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (File photo)

BJP looks set to become first non-Congress govt to win consecutive terms in Assam

UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Official trends were available for 115 of the 126 seats at 11.30 am. The BJP and its allies were leading in 73 seats, ahead of the Congress and its allies in 41 seats
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma was all praise for her 52-year-old husband in the manner he tackled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state and "though it is far from over, he is trying to sincerely deal with the challenge". (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma was all praise for her 52-year-old husband in the manner he tackled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state and "though it is far from over, he is trying to sincerely deal with the challenge". (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Himanta was sure of becoming CM even in his college days, says wife Rinki Bhuyan

PTI | , Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:03 PM IST
"He was 22 and I was 17 when we first met and I had asked him what I would tell my mother about his future. He had replied- tell her that I will become the chief minister of Assam," said Riniki Bhuyan.
Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked PM Modi on Twitter for reposing his faith in his leadership (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked PM Modi on Twitter for reposing his faith in his leadership (PTI Photo) (PTI)

PM Modi congratulates new Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Himanta Biswa Sarma was earlier a Congress heavyweight and erstwhile chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s second-in-command
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greets the new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his swearing-in ceremony at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday, May 10. (PTI)
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greets the new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his swearing-in ceremony at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday, May 10. (PTI)

Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam’s 15th CM; 13 ministers also sworn in

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:17 PM IST
The ministers are Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Parimal Suklabaidya, Ronoj Pegu, Sanjay Kishan, Jogen Mohan, Ajanta Neog, Ashok Singhal, Pijush Hazarika, Bimal Bora (all from BJP) Atul Bora and Keshav Mahanta (from AGP) and Urkhao Gwra Brahma (from UPPL)
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[Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021]

MNM president Kamal Haasan. (File photo)
MNM president Kamal Haasan. (File photo)

Tamil Nadu assembly elections: Kamal Haasan leads in Coimbatore South

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 01:13 PM IST
Coimbatore South is the only seat where Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), which the actor floated ahead of the assembly elections, was leading
COurtesy: ANI
COurtesy: ANI

DMK's MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu's next chief minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New D4elhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • Stalin's DMK won 133 seats in the recently held elections for the 234-member assembly. The party contested the polls in alliance with some other regional parties and Congress.
Tamil Nadu CM-elect MK Stalin will hold several key portfolios, including home (File)
Tamil Nadu CM-elect MK Stalin will hold several key portfolios, including home (File)

TN CM-elect Stalin gets home portfolio as DMK issues list of 34 ministers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:25 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan on Friday.
Tamil Nadu CM-designate MK Stalin (File Photo)
Tamil Nadu CM-designate MK Stalin (File Photo)

Governor appoints DMK chief Stalin as chief minister of Tamil Nadu

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Earlier in the day, MK Stalin, now officially the chief minister-designate, met governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form the government. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 9am on May 7 at the Raj Bhavan.

[Kerala Assembly Election 2021]

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BJP sees hope in Kerala after Cong’s poll show

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:07 AM IST
  • Thiruvananthapuram: In a red surge in Kerala on Sunday the saffron party was washed away
Metro Man E Sreedharan, drafted by the BJP late in the day (he joined the party three weeks before the election) and projected as the chief ministerial candidate did not help the party’s chances.(ANI Photo)
Metro Man E Sreedharan, drafted by the BJP late in the day (he joined the party three weeks before the election) and projected as the chief ministerial candidate did not help the party’s chances.(ANI Photo)

In Kerala, BJP loses lone seat won in 2016

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:10 AM IST
BJP national leaders raised many issues such as Love Jihad, the entry of women into Sabarimala etc-- but they failed to enthuse voters.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at an election campaign. (File photo)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at an election campaign. (File photo)

Complete washout in Kerala; BJP remains distant third in state

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Out of 95 seats the Congress contested, it got 21 and the BJP drew a blank, losing all 113 seats it contested. A close look at the results shows that the BJP’s high-decible campaign that it is the only credible alternative in bipolar politics fell flat
Left supporters celebrate the party’s win in Kerala. (ANI Photo)
Left supporters celebrate the party’s win in Kerala. (ANI Photo)

Left Front wins a war, but also loses a crucial battle

By Ramesh Babu, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 03:31 AM IST
  • The victory in Kerala is the most significant electoral gain for the Left since it lost Bengal in 2011

[Puducherry Assembly Election 2021]

The victory will boost Pinarayi Vijayan’s position in the party.(File photo)
The victory will boost Pinarayi Vijayan’s position in the party.(File photo)

What the verdict means for Pinarayi Vijayan

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Pinarayi Vijayan breaks trend, becomes key Left leader
"The BJP has retained Assam and is on its way to form an NDA government in Puducherry which is no mean feat,” BJP national general secretary and Tamil Nadu election in-charge CT Ravi said. (ANI Photo)
"The BJP has retained Assam and is on its way to form an NDA government in Puducherry which is no mean feat,” BJP national general secretary and Tamil Nadu election in-charge CT Ravi said. (ANI Photo)

Puducherry: NDA gains majority, Congress suffers a major setback

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:43 AM IST
  • As of 10 pm, the Election Commission of India (ECI) declared that AINRC had won 10 seats while its ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had no presence in the region until now, had secured five seats and was leading in one.
The AIADMK was part of the AINRC led NDA in which the BJP was a constituent and contested the polls.
The AIADMK was part of the AINRC led NDA in which the BJP was a constituent and contested the polls.

AIADMK draws blank in Puducherry assembly polls

PTI | , Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Senior AIADMK leader A Anbalagan, his brother A Baskar and K A U Hasana Maricar lost in Uppalam, Modeliarpet and Karaikal (south) constituencies respectively to DMK.
A voter registering name to cast his vote, at a polling booth, during the Puducherry Assembly Election, in Puducherry. (ANI)
A voter registering name to cast his vote, at a polling booth, during the Puducherry Assembly Election, in Puducherry. (ANI)

Puducherry records 81.70% turnout in assembly polls

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 05:58 PM IST
  • Yanam constituency witnessed brisk polling from the beginning of the polling.
State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, considered as one of the staunchest critics of Banerjee, said on Thursday that he feels the Congress should not field a candidate against her out of political courtesy.(PTI)

Congress unlikely to field candidate against Didi for Bhowanipur bypoll

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:26 AM IST
  • While the Banerjee-led Trinamool won Bengal, she lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram, and now needs to win a bypoll to retain her seat.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves his hand to the supporters during a roadshow, in Krishnanagar Uttar on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves his hand to the supporters during a roadshow, in Krishnanagar Uttar on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Extended election campaign pushed Covid-19 cases jump in rural Bengal

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Most medical professionals blame the mass gatherings at election rallies for the huge surge in the disease.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)

Bengal facing twin challenges of Covid-19, post-poll violence: Guv Dhankhar

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Governor Dhankhar said he was shocked by incidents of attack following the West Bengal assembly elections, and decided to visit various places affected by the post-poll violence in the interest of the people.
A person injured in the clashes during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, in Cooch Behar, being taken away on April 10. (File photo)
A person injured in the clashes during the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections, in Cooch Behar, being taken away on April 10. (File photo)

In Bengal’s post-poll political violence, a battle of narratives

UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 12:13 PM IST
The BJP has alleged 17 of its workers have been killed in nine days in Bengal’s post-verdict political violence, the TMC has accused the BJP of spreading fake news on social media, while police investigation into some of the alleged murders pointed at either suicide or unnatural death
Elections to two constituencies of West Bengal -- Samsherganj and Jangipur -- will take place on Thursday under tight security.(PTI)
Elections to two constituencies of West Bengal -- Samsherganj and Jangipur -- will take place on Thursday under tight security.(PTI)

West Bengal: Elections to Samsherganj, Jangipur assembly seats today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Reaul Haque, the Congress candidate from Samsherganj assembly constituency in Murshidabad district, died due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on April 15. Pradip Kumar Nandi, the Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate from Jangipur, also succumbed to the infection on April 17.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar (ANI Photo)

West Bengal: Guv Dhankhar to visit post-poll violence affected areas on May 13

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • Dhankhar will visit West Bengal's Sitalkuchi and other places in Coochbehar where he will interact with victims of post-poll violence.
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma was all praise for her 52-year-old husband in the manner he tackled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state and "though it is far from over, he is trying to sincerely deal with the challenge". (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Riniki Bhuyan Sarma was all praise for her 52-year-old husband in the manner he tackled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state and "though it is far from over, he is trying to sincerely deal with the challenge". (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Himanta was sure of becoming CM even in his college days, says wife Rinki Bhuyan

PTI | , Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:03 PM IST
"He was 22 and I was 17 when we first met and I had asked him what I would tell my mother about his future. He had replied- tell her that I will become the chief minister of Assam," said Riniki Bhuyan.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar along with CM Mamata Banerjee pose for photographs with newly sworn-in ministers during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan, in Kolkata on May 10, 2021. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar along with CM Mamata Banerjee pose for photographs with newly sworn-in ministers during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan, in Kolkata on May 10, 2021. (ANI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee inducts 43 ministers: Check full list of portfolios

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 06:56 PM IST
The TMC won the state assembly elections for a third consecutive time as it secured 213 of the total 294 assembly constituencies. Mamata Banerjee had taken oath as the chief minister of Bengal for a third time on May 5.
Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked PM Modi on Twitter for reposing his faith in his leadership (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked PM Modi on Twitter for reposing his faith in his leadership (PTI Photo) (PTI)

PM Modi congratulates new Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Himanta Biswa Sarma was earlier a Congress heavyweight and erstwhile chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s second-in-command
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greets the new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his swearing-in ceremony at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday, May 10. (PTI)
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greets the new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his swearing-in ceremony at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday, May 10. (PTI)

Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam’s 15th CM; 13 ministers also sworn in

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:17 PM IST
The ministers are Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Parimal Suklabaidya, Ronoj Pegu, Sanjay Kishan, Jogen Mohan, Ajanta Neog, Ashok Singhal, Pijush Hazarika, Bimal Bora (all from BJP) Atul Bora and Keshav Mahanta (from AGP) and Urkhao Gwra Brahma (from UPPL)
Himanta Biswa Sarma taking oath as Assam CM (ANI)
Himanta Biswa Sarma taking oath as Assam CM (ANI)

Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as Assam CM, 13 MLAs also take oath

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma is the 15th chief minister of Assam, and the second Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) CM of the northeastern state. Sarma succeeds party colleague Sarbananda Sonowal in office.
Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma (PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma (PTI FILE PHOTO.)

Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 09:13 AM IST
Sarma was on Sunday elected 'unanimously' as the leader of the BJP’s legislature party in Assam, and will be the 15th chief minister of the northeastern state.
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. (File photo)
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. (File photo)

Himanta Biswa Sarma chosen as next CM of Assam, to assume charge tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Sarma, who will succeed fellow BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal in office, was on Sunday 'unanimously' elected as the BJP's legislature party leader in the northeastern state.
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with Sarbananda Sonowal during the recently concluded Assam assembly polls. (ANI file PHOTO.)
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with Sarbananda Sonowal during the recently concluded Assam assembly polls. (ANI file PHOTO.)

Himanta Sarma meets BJP's top brass to discuss Assam leadership; Sonowal to join

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:35 PM IST
  • The BJP did not announce a chief ministerial candidate before the Assembly polls in Assam, where the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 75 seats in the 126-member Assembly and secured a second term.
MHA officials at North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. (ANI)
MHA officials at North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. (ANI)

Four-member team from Centre in Bengal to investigate post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:12 PM IST
  • The four-member team, led by an additional secretary of the home ministry, is tasked with looking into reasons for the violence which took the lives of at least 16 people.
COurtesy: ANI
COurtesy: ANI

DMK's MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu's next chief minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New D4elhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • Stalin's DMK won 133 seats in the recently held elections for the 234-member assembly. The party contested the polls in alliance with some other regional parties and Congress.
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with party leader Biman Bandopadhyay during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected MLAs in the State Legislative Assembly, Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with party leader Biman Bandopadhyay during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected MLAs in the State Legislative Assembly, Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

‘Need to accept people’s mandate and stop spreading Covid’: Mamata tells BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • Mamata also targeted the Prime Minister over the allocation of funds for vaccination purposes. She said that the money should be allocated for free vaccines rather than building statues and constructing a new Parliament building.
Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan's convoy being allegedly attacked by miscreants. (PTI Photo)
Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan's convoy being allegedly attacked by miscreants. (PTI Photo)

'If ministers can be attacked then people are not safe in Bengal': Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:32 PM IST
  • Muraleedharan accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of perpetrating the attack on his convoy.
This scribe's photo was used by the BJP IT cell to claim that a BJP party worker has been killed. (YouTube/BharatiyaJanataParty)
This scribe's photo was used by the BJP IT cell to claim that a BJP party worker has been killed. (YouTube/BharatiyaJanataParty)

BJP shares photo of scribe, claims him to be party cadre killed in clashes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:24 PM IST
Abhro, who lives in the national capital region, also shared the screenshot of the video from Facebook and also shared the link along with the tweet.
Tamil Nadu CM-elect MK Stalin will hold several key portfolios, including home (File)
Tamil Nadu CM-elect MK Stalin will hold several key portfolios, including home (File)

TN CM-elect Stalin gets home portfolio as DMK issues list of 34 ministers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:25 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu in a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan on Friday.
Tathagata Roy. (HT archive)
Tathagata Roy. (HT archive)

Ex-governor Tathagata Roy slams top BJP leaders for Bengal poll debacle

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Roy headed the Bengal unit of the BJP between 2002 and 2006. In back-to-back tweets on Thursday, he levelled allegations of incompetence against Dilip Ghosh, Kailash Vijayvargiya, national secretary Arvind Menon, and national joint general secretary (organisation) Shivprakash
The TMC has rejected the BJP’s allegations, with Mamata Banerjee saying: “I have noticed that violence and clashes are taking place in those areas where the BJP have won the elections. These places can be seen as black spots.”. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI)
The TMC has rejected the BJP’s allegations, with Mamata Banerjee saying: “I have noticed that violence and clashes are taking place in those areas where the BJP have won the elections. These places can be seen as black spots.”. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI)

Bengal police deny rape allegation as post-poll violence continues

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata/siliguri
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:41 AM IST
Till Tuesday, at least 12 people were killed in various political attacks and clashes that erupted ever since the assembly results were declared on May 2. On Wednesday, the bodies of two TMC workers were recovered in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts.
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