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Mamata asked officials to not send me reports on post-poll violence: Governor

"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."
"As the constitutional head, as per my oath under Article 159 of the Constitution, I am called upon to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution, as also serve the people of state." said Jagdeep Dhankhar (PTI Photo)(PTI)
"As the constitutional head, as per my oath under Article 159 of the Constitution, I am called upon to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution, as also serve the people of state." said Jagdeep Dhankhar (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2021 04:28 AM IST
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By Vinod Sharma, New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as CM, says won’t tolerate violence

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.
Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in by governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 10.45am. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in by governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at 10.45am. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2021 12:30 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Kolkata

Mamata starts 3rd term as Bengal CM with blood on her hands, Nadda says

  • The BJP leader also said that these incidents reminded him of the violence following the Partition of India.
BJP national president JP Nadda meets family members of Sobharani Mondal, who lost her in post-election violence in North 24 Paraganas, in Kolkata(ANI Photo)
BJP national president JP Nadda meets family members of Sobharani Mondal, who lost her in post-election violence in North 24 Paraganas, in Kolkata(ANI Photo)
Published on May 05, 2021 11:11 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Governor appoints DMK chief Stalin as chief minister of Tamil Nadu

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.
Tamil Nadu CM-designate MK Stalin (File Photo)
Tamil Nadu CM-designate MK Stalin (File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Homemaker, economist: Candidates from all walks of life in Bengal assembly

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
Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
Published on May 05, 2021 03:31 PM IST
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BJP workers crossed over due to violence in Bengal, says Assam minister

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
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. (File photo)
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. (File photo)
Published on May 05, 2021 12:47 PM IST
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TMC regains ground; tribal and Dalit voters in some districts stay loyal to BJP

In Malda district, where Muslins comprise 51.27% of the population, BJP bagged five seats while the remaining seven went to TMC
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:50 PM IST
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‘Heard of such incidents during partition’: Nadda on Bengal post-poll violence

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.
BJP chief JP Nadda at Kolkata airport (ANI)
BJP chief JP Nadda at Kolkata airport (ANI)
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:22 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

PM Modi calls Bengal Governor, BJP goes to SC on post-poll clashes

The BJP has announced a nationwide agitation on the issue on Wednesday, coinciding with TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s oath-taking ceremony in Kolkata.
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Updated on May 05, 2021 04:24 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/kolkata

First duty of elected government is to protect lives: Owaisi on Bengal clashes

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.
We condemn the failure of any government in any part of India to protect lives, AIMIM president and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said. (File photo)
We condemn the failure of any government in any part of India to protect lives, AIMIM president and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said. (File photo)
Published on May 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

MHA seeks report on post-poll violence in Bengal

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
BJP office vandalised by unidentified people, in Ghoshpara road of Bhatpara in West Bengal on Monday, May 3. (ANI)
BJP office vandalised by unidentified people, in Ghoshpara road of Bhatpara in West Bengal on Monday, May 3. (ANI)
Published on May 04, 2021 09:04 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

Dissent within the Congress might get louder after poll debacle

For the Congress it brings home the imperative of setting its house in order regardless of who’s at the helm in the party.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi arrive to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, May 30, 2019.(Reuters)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi arrive to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, May 30, 2019.(Reuters)
Updated on May 04, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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By Vinod Sharma, New Delhi

3 crucial takeaways from Bengal results

  • 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.
The TMC’s emphatic victory does not mean that there was no communal polarisation in these elections. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri(REUTERS)
The TMC’s emphatic victory does not mean that there was no communal polarisation in these elections. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri(REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2021 07:26 AM IST
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By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha

BJP sees hope in Kerala after Cong’s poll show

  • Thiruvananthapuram: In a red surge in Kerala on Sunday the saffron party was washed away
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Updated on May 04, 2021 06:07 AM IST
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In Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma hold separate meets

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.
Both Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal held separate meetings. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Both Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal held separate meetings. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:57 AM IST
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By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati

As Stalin sets out to take charge of Tamil Nadu, many challenges loom ahead

  • 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.
MK Stalin will have to face a second wave that is more virulent(AFP)
MK Stalin will have to face a second wave that is more virulent(AFP)
Published on May 04, 2021 12:29 AM IST
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By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai

In Kerala, BJP loses lone seat won in 2016

BJP national leaders raised many issues such as Love Jihad, the entry of women into Sabarimala etc-- but they failed to enthuse voters.
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)
Updated on May 04, 2021 06:10 AM IST
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By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram

Poll official threatened in Nandigram, says Mamata Banerjee

Nandigram’s results were shrouded in confusion on Sunday even as the TMC raced ahead in other seats.
TMC won 213 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 77 in the state polls. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
TMC won 213 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 77 in the state polls. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:43 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee to invite Opposition leaders for post-Covid victory rally

TMC won 213 out of the 292 assembly seats to register a comprehensive victory against the BJP.
Some TMC leaders said Mamata doesn’t have the “political baggage” of the Congress even as her roots had been in the party. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Some TMC leaders said Mamata doesn’t have the “political baggage” of the Congress even as her roots had been in the party. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2021 05:52 AM IST
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By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi

BJP to hold dharna on May 5 against ‘violence perpetrated by TMC'

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.'
BJP national president JP Nadda. (File Photo/PTI)
BJP national president JP Nadda. (File Photo/PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2021 10:48 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Home ministry asks Bengal government for report over post-poll violence in state

Earlier in the day, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned the state DGP over the alleged 'alarming' law and order situation.
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA)
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA)
Updated on May 03, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Complete washout in Kerala; BJP remains distant third in state

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
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at an election campaign. (File photo)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at an election campaign. (File photo)
Updated on May 03, 2021 05:43 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee to take oath as West Bengal CM for third term on May 5

Mamata Banerjee lost from the Nandigram assembly constituency in a close fight with BJP leader and former close aide Suvendu Adhikari.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
Updated on May 03, 2021 05:52 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

BJP gets a foothold in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

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
Tamil Nadu, March 31 (ANI): BJP supporters carry party flag during the roadshow of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Udhagmandalam ahead of the assembly elections, on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Tamil Nadu, March 31 (ANI): BJP supporters carry party flag during the roadshow of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Udhagmandalam ahead of the assembly elections, on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on May 03, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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By Divya Chandrababu

Row after several killed in violence post Bengal polls

The violence prompted Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to summon the state’s director general of police.
BJP office and shops vandalized by unidentified people, in Ghoshpara road of Bhatpara on Monday. (ANI Photo)
BJP office and shops vandalized by unidentified people, in Ghoshpara road of Bhatpara on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2021 06:23 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Kolkata/new Delhi

In Assam, AIUDF benefitted from BJP’s polarised poll campaign; improved its tally

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%
Congress office in Guwahati wears a deserted look amid the party's dismal performance in Assam assembly elections, on May 2. (ANI)
Congress office in Guwahati wears a deserted look amid the party's dismal performance in Assam assembly elections, on May 2. (ANI)
Published on May 03, 2021 03:29 PM IST
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AIADMK thanks voters, says it has great responsibility as opposition party

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.
In a joint statement, party coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator K Palaniswami (in picture) said the AIADMK will serve with great responsibility as the opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.(PTI )
In a joint statement, party coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator K Palaniswami (in picture) said the AIADMK will serve with great responsibility as the opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.(PTI )
Published on May 03, 2021 02:34 PM IST
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Lack of local leadership, minority votes to TMC led to BJP’s loss

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
West Bengal BJP office wears a deserted look after party's defeat to TMC in state assembly polls, in Kolkata on Sunday, May 2. (PTI)
West Bengal BJP office wears a deserted look after party's defeat to TMC in state assembly polls, in Kolkata on Sunday, May 2. (PTI)
Published on May 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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In Bengal, we have won even though when we have lost: BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya

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
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. (File photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. (File photo)
Updated on May 03, 2021 12:32 PM IST
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