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West Bengal Assembly Election 2021


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      Majority Mark:
      Source: CVoter
      • The cartogram represents both wins and leads.
      • Click on the area to view result. Zoom in on the map to view all constituencies. Map is not to scale.

      Khela sesh: TMC snatches 2 assembly seats from BJP, retains 2 in Bengal bypolls

      Published on Nov 02, 2021 01:33 PM IST

      Apart from Dinhata, Trinamool Congress wrested control of Santipur constituency from the BJP while retained Gosaba and Kharadaha seats with a comfortable margin.

      Trinamool Congress general secretary and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee campaigns in support of party candidate Udayan Guha for the Dinhata assembly bypolls at Dinhata in Cooch Behar district. (File photo)
      By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

      West Bengal bypolls: Trinamool on path of victory in all 4 constituencies 

      Bypolls to four assembly constituencies in West Bengal, including Dinhata, Gosaba, Khardaha and Santipur, were held on October 30.

      The Trinamool Congress also retained the Bhabanipur, Samserganj and Jangipur assembly seats, where bypolls were held late September, by a huge margin. (File photo)
      Updated on Nov 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST
      By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

      Congress unlikely to field candidate against Didi for Bhowanipur bypoll

      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.

      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)
      Published on Jun 05, 2021 03:26 AM IST
      By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

      Most medical professionals blame the mass gatherings at election rallies for the huge surge in the disease.

      Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves his hand to the supporters during a roadshow, in Krishnanagar Uttar on Friday. (ANI Photo)
      Updated on May 16, 2021 07:40 PM IST
      PTI |

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

      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.

      West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (HT file)
      Published on May 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST
      PTI |

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

      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

      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)
      Updated on May 13, 2021 12:13 PM IST

      West Bengal: Elections to Samsherganj, Jangipur assembly seats today

      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.

      Elections to two constituencies of West Bengal -- Samsherganj and Jangipur -- will take place on Thursday under tight security.(PTI)
      Updated on May 13, 2021 06:24 AM IST
      By | Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi

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

      Dhankhar will visit West Bengal's Sitalkuchi and other places in Coochbehar where he will interact with victims of post-poll violence.

      West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar (ANI Photo)
      Published on May 11, 2021 09:05 PM IST
      ANI |

      Mamata Banerjee inducts 43 ministers: Check full list of portfolios

      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.

      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)
      Published on May 10, 2021 06:56 PM IST
      By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

      In Bengal, the story of BJP, TMC and the Dalit and tribal vote

      Bengal has 66 seats reserved for SC, which form roughly a quarter of the state’s population and 16 for ST, which make up about 6% of the population. SC seats are spread across the southwest, north and southern parts of the state while the ST seats are mainly in the north and western parts of the state

      TMC supporters celebrate their party's lead in the West Bengal state legislative assembly elections on May 2. (File photo)
      Updated on May 10, 2021 12:37 PM IST

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

      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.

      MHA officials at North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. (ANI)
      Published on May 07, 2021 05:12 PM IST
      By | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

      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.

      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)
      Published on May 06, 2021 08:11 PM IST
      By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

      Muraleedharan accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of perpetrating the attack on his convoy.

      Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan's convoy being allegedly attacked by miscreants. (PTI Photo)
      Published on May 06, 2021 06:32 PM IST
      By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

      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.

      This scribe's photo was used by the BJP IT cell to claim that a BJP party worker has been killed. (YouTube/BharatiyaJanataParty)
      Published on May 06, 2021 05:24 PM IST
      By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

      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

      Tathagata Roy. (HT archive)
      Updated on May 06, 2021 04:29 PM IST
      ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

      Bengal police deny rape allegation as post-poll violence continues

      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.

      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)
      Updated on May 06, 2021 04:41 AM IST
      By, Kolkata/siliguri

      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."

      Updated on May 06, 2021 04:28 AM IST
      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)
      Updated on May 06, 2021 12:30 AM IST
      By, 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)
      Published on May 05, 2021 11:11 PM IST
      By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, 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)
      Published on May 05, 2021 03:31 PM IST

      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)
      Published on May 05, 2021 12:47 PM IST

      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)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 05:50 PM IST

      ‘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)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 05:22 PM IST
      By | 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)
      Updated on May 05, 2021 04:24 AM IST
      By, 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)
      Published on May 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
      By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

      Bengal clashes: Former BJP MP sends SOS to Amit Shah ahead of Nadda’s visit

      BJP chief JP Nadda was scheduled to visit West Bengal on Tuesday amid reports of post-poll violence in the state that prompted the Union home ministry, the state Governor to ask reports from the administration, and former lawmaker Swapan Dasgupta to seek deployment of security forces in Birbhum

      Union Home minister Amit Shah. (File photo)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 10:43 AM IST
      ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

      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)
      Published on May 04, 2021 09:04 AM IST
      ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

      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)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 07:26 AM IST
      By, Abhishek Jha

      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)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 05:43 AM IST
      By, 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)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 05:52 AM IST
      By, New Delhi
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