"The home secretary conveyed to me that he has been instructed by her (CM) not to give a law and order update report asked by me, and also not to forward the reports that the DGP and the police commissioner had sent to him."
Updated on May 06, 2021 04:28 AM IST
By Vinod Sharma, New Delhi
In her brief speech, Mamata Banerjee appealed to all political parties to maintain peace. “No violence will be tolerated. We will take stern action,” she said.
Updated on May 06, 2021 12:30 AM IST
- The BJP leader also said that these incidents reminded him of the violence following the Partition of India.
Published on May 05, 2021 11:11 PM IST
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Updated on May 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
This term, the assembly will also see another ‘didi’ in the form of Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury who is known as Nirbhoy didi for the Nirbhoy Gram campaign
Published on May 05, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma has said 300-400 workers of his party, BJP, from West Bengal have crossed over to Assam’s Dhubri in the face of post-poll violence
Published on May 05, 2021 12:47 PM IST
In Malda district, where Muslins comprise 51.27% of the population, BJP bagged five seats while the remaining seven went to TMC
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday for a two-day visit to take stock of situation in West Bengal.
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The BJP has announced a nationwide agitation on the issue on Wednesday, coinciding with TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s oath-taking ceremony in Kolkata.
Updated on May 05, 2021 04:24 AM IST
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/kolkata
Since the evening of May 2, clashes have erupted across West Bengal among rival political parties after the announcement of the assembly elections results where the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) emerged victorious for a third straight time with 213 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only managed to secure 77 seats.
Published on May 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
This comes amid reports of attacks on political workers after chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept back to power in the state on Sunday
Published on May 04, 2021 09:04 AM IST
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
For the Congress it brings home the imperative of setting its house in order regardless of who’s at the helm in the party.
Updated on May 04, 2021 07:35 AM IST
By Vinod Sharma, New Delhi
- Of the 292 ACs for which results have been declared, TMC and BJP won 290 . This is unprecedented in the history of the state and suggests that this election was the most polarised election West Bengal has ever seen.
Updated on May 04, 2021 07:26 AM IST
By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha
- Thiruvananthapuram: In a red surge in Kerala on Sunday the saffron party was washed away
Updated on May 04, 2021 06:07 AM IST
BJP party leaders said the MLAs are likely to authorise the central leadership to take a call on the chief minister even though Sonowal is said to be a front-runner.
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:57 AM IST
By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
- The 68-year-old chief minister-elect for Tamil Nadu is ready to take on the new role at a time when the state is fighting the Covid-19 surge, debt and many more challenges.
Published on May 04, 2021 12:29 AM IST
By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
BJP national leaders raised many issues such as Love Jihad, the entry of women into Sabarimala etc-- but they failed to enthuse voters.
Updated on May 04, 2021 06:10 AM IST
By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
Nandigram’s results were shrouded in confusion on Sunday even as the TMC raced ahead in other seats.
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:43 AM IST
TMC won 213 out of the 292 assembly seats to register a comprehensive victory against the BJP.
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:52 AM IST
By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
In a tweet, the BJP said its national president JP Nadda will visit West Bengal on May 4 and 5 to meet the families of the 'affected party workers.'
Updated on May 03, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Earlier in the day, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the state DGP over the alleged 'alarming' law and order situation.
Updated on May 03, 2021 08:00 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
Updated on May 03, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee lost from the Nandigram assembly constituency in a close fight with BJP leader and former close aide Suvendu Adhikari.
Updated on May 03, 2021 05:52 PM IST
After a gap of 20 years, the BJP has won four seats in Tamil Nadu assembly. It has also opened its account in neighbouring Puducherry, where it had no presence before the polls and all three MLAs were nominated
Published on May 03, 2021 05:02 PM IST
By Divya Chandrababu
The violence prompted Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to summon the state’s director general of police.
Updated on May 04, 2021 06:23 AM IST
By HT Correspondent, Kolkata/new Delhi
The party, headed by Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal, won 16 seats, three more than its figure in 2016. Having contested just 20 seats of the total 126 in the state, AIUDF’s strike rate was an impressive 80%
Published on May 03, 2021 03:29 PM IST
Expressing "heartfelt gratitude" to the people who voted for the party and its allies in the April 6 Assembly elections, the results of which were announced on Sunday, the party recalled its development initiatives.
Published on May 03, 2021 02:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Chennai
Several senior leaders who spoke on condition of anonymity said the party’s performance cannot be dismissed, since it has shown a huge improvement in taking its seat tally from three in 2016 to 77 in 2021; but the extent of the electoral shock was not anticipated
Published on May 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Vijayvargiya, who has been camping in the state for the last seven years, steering the party‘s campaign, told HT in an interview that though the BJP has failed to form government in the state it has made significant gains by emerging as a formidable Opposition
Updated on May 03, 2021 12:32 PM IST