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Mamata Banerjee accused Modi of exporting vaccines to other countries to boost his image in the international arena while there was a scarcity in his own nation. (ANI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)

PM Modi has to resign since he is responsible for Covid-19 surge : Mamata

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • "The BJP cannot tackle the Covid-19 spike even in Gujarat, and has brought the entire country, including West Bengal, to such a pass,"
Banerjee said the supply of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab is extremely scarce in West Bengal and the state needs 6,000 vials of Remdesivir and 1,000 vials of Tocilizumab on a daily basis.(ANI file photo)
Banerjee said the supply of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab is extremely scarce in West Bengal and the state needs 6,000 vials of Remdesivir and 1,000 vials of Tocilizumab on a daily basis.(ANI file photo)

Covid in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee flags 3 issues to PM Modi, seeks ‘intervention'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 05:53 PM IST
The issues which Banerjee mentioned in her letter are vaccination, supply of essential medicines such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab and the supply of oxygen in West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally, in Asansol on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally, in Asansol on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

At West Bengal rally, PM Modi says 'TMC broken, Mamata Banerjee sensing defeat'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the people of Bengal have united against you (Mamata Banerjee) in this election and will give you a certificate of 'former chief minister' on May 2.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee paints during a sit-in dharna to protest against Election Commission's decision to impose a 24 hours ban on her election campaigning, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo Road, in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee paints during a sit-in dharna to protest against Election Commission's decision to impose a 24 hours ban on her election campaigning, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo Road, in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

BJP calls for EC action on Mamata’s clip. It’s the 5th demand in last 17 days

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 03:13 PM IST
The Election Commission has heard increasing number of complaints from the BJP and the TMC since the beginning of electoral season.
PM Modi addressing a rally at Asansol. (YouTube/Narendra Modi)
PM Modi addressing a rally at Asansol. (YouTube/Narendra Modi)

Mamata Banerjee stood like a wall between Centre and people: PM Modi

PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 02:01 PM IST
PM Modi while addressing a rally in Asansol said that due to TMC's lack of law and order a region brimming with potential has now become a hotbed for 'mafia raj. '
The West Bengal Election Phase 5 is being seen as a key battle for the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is looking to win more than 200 seats in the eastern state. (AFP Photo)
The West Bengal Election Phase 5 is being seen as a key battle for the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is looking to win more than 200 seats in the eastern state. (AFP Photo)

Voting underway in West Bengal Election Phase 5 in 45 seats

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Voting is being held across 45 constituencies in the districts of Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and a segment of Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Purba Bardhaman in Phase 5 of the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021.
Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their ballot during the 5th phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly elections in Kolkata. (AFP)
Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their ballot during the 5th phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly elections in Kolkata. (AFP)

Bengal Polls Highlights: Polling conducted peacefully today, says EC

UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Bengal Phase 5 Polling: Electorates across several key constituencies in north and south Bengal are voting in a crucial phase of West Bengal polls. 45 constituencies spanning across districts Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and a segment of Purbo Bardhaman, N. 24 Parganas and Nadia vote today.
Polling workers carry EVMs and other polling materials to a distribution center on the eve of the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly election, in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI Photo )
Polling workers carry EVMs and other polling materials to a distribution center on the eve of the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly election, in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI Photo )

‘Politics or Covid’: TMC asks BJP’s priority, wants remaining polls in one phase

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Derek O'Brien’s remark comes a day before West Bengal is set to hold the fifth phase of assembly elections on Saturday.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a public rally in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.(ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a public rally in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.(ANI)

News updates from HT: Mamata Banerjee urges EC to club remaining phases of polls

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee seen during a sit-in dharna to protest against Election Commission's decision to impose a 24 hours ban on her election campaigning, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo Road, in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee seen during a sit-in dharna to protest against Election Commission's decision to impose a 24 hours ban on her election campaigning, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo Road, in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

FIR against CM Mamata for 'instigating' locals against central forces

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Siddique Ali Mia, the zilla president of BJP's minority cell in Cooch Behar, cited the TMC supremo's comments during a rally in Banerswar area as he filed a complaint on Wednesday.
EC gave Basu 24 hours to clarify his stand over his speech.(Facebook)
EC gave Basu 24 hours to clarify his stand over his speech.(Facebook)

EC issues notice to BJP's Sayantan Basu for 'inflammatory' remarks

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 07:25 PM IST
The Election Commission said it found BJP leader Syantan Basu’s speech an open threat to Bengal and its people and in violation of the model code of conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act along with the Indian Penal Code.
"I can say that after the elections are over, BJP will not even get 70 out of total of 294 seats," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.(AFP)
"I can say that after the elections are over, BJP will not even get 70 out of total of 294 seats," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.(AFP)

WB assembly polls: Mamata Banerjee says BJP will not win even 70 seats

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Speaking at a rally, Mamata Banerjee ridiculed Narendra Modi's recent claim that BJP had already won a 100 seats in the four phases of the election to the 294-seat assembly.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on Tuesday to protest against a 24-hour ban imposed by ECI on her from campaigning. (ANI Photo )
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on Tuesday to protest against a 24-hour ban imposed by ECI on her from campaigning. (ANI Photo )

‘Why is EC not noticing PM’s Bangladesh visit’: Shiv Sena backs Mamata

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 10:59 AM IST
Shiv Sena claimed that everyone has lost the sense of decorum (during campaign) in West Bengal, but Mamata Banerjee alone is being punished for it
“BJP can campaign and I am not allowed to campaign. I will not say anything, the people of Bengal will take call on it. They are watching everything,” Mamata Banerjee said. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
“BJP can campaign and I am not allowed to campaign. I will not say anything, the people of Bengal will take call on it. They are watching everything,” Mamata Banerjee said. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee stages dharna against EC ban, targets BJP in rallies later

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 12:43 AM IST
  • Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of making ‘ominous efforts’ to stop her from campaigning, says she will ‘stay in the battlefield’
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat addresses during a meeting over the forest fire in Dehradun on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat addresses during a meeting over the forest fire in Dehradun on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Uttarakhand CM shortens night curfew timings for festivals

PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Election Commission barred Mamata Banerjee (in picture) from campaigning for 24 hours, saying that the Trinamool Congress chief violated the model code of conduct and made “highly insinuating and provocative remarks.”(ANI Photo)
The Election Commission barred Mamata Banerjee (in picture) from campaigning for 24 hours, saying that the Trinamool Congress chief violated the model code of conduct and made “highly insinuating and provocative remarks.”(ANI Photo)

‘Ensure a level playing field’: Stalin tweets, other leaders also support Mamata

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 04:08 PM IST
“The faith in our democracy rests on free and fair elections. The Election Commission of India must ensure a level playing field for all parties and candidates and ensure that impartiality and neutrality is maintained. ” Stalin tweeted amid the ongoing political tensions in West Bengal.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sits on a dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sits on a dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (HT Photo)

Mamata stages dharna in Kolkata to protest EC's 24-hour campaign ban

UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee is protesting what she calls the Election Commission of India's "unconstitutional decision" to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours in the ongoing state assembly polls
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut(HT file photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut(HT file photo)

EC's decision to ban Mamata from campaigning taken at behest of BJP: Sanjay Raut

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 11:10 AM IST
This was a "direct attack on democracy" and sovereignty of independent institutions of the country, Sanjay Raut claimed in a tweet.
Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah during an election campaign rally in support of party candidates, in Siliguri on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah during an election campaign rally in support of party candidates, in Siliguri on Monday.(PTI Photo)

BJP's outreach strategy: Amit Shah to address 'potho sabhas' in Bengal today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 07:25 AM IST
West Bengal Assembly elections: Addressing a rally on Monday, Amit Shah said that Mamata Banerjee is a big leader and people should give her grand farewell by ensuring that BJP wins more than 200 seats.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee received two notices from the election commission, one on April 7 and the other on April 8.(ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee received two notices from the election commission, one on April 7 and the other on April 8.(ANI)

Mamata Banerjee to stage sit-in protest against EC campaigning ban today

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 06:52 AM IST
The Election Commission of India sent notices to Mamata Banerjee on April 7 and April 8 for allegedly urging Muslims to guard against those splitting their votes and for asking people to “gherao” (block) central paramilitary security forces respectively.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally, in Dum Dum on Monday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally, in Dum Dum on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours, she says will protest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 08:55 PM IST
The Election Commission of India on Monday barred West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours.
PM Modi addresses a rally in Barasat, West Bengal. (Narendra Modi/YouTube)
PM Modi addresses a rally in Barasat, West Bengal. (Narendra Modi/YouTube)

'She sees it all, knows about it': Mamata doesn’t condemn violence, says PM Modi

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • PM Modi said that Mamata Banerjee fears a high voter turnout as it will lead to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) victory hence she does not condemn the violence as she also knows her party's goons are behind such acts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls.(PTI)

'TMC wiped out in half of the election', claims PM Modi in Bengal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 02:09 PM IST
PM Modi was addressing a rally in West Bengal's Bardhaman.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference. (AFP)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference. (AFP)

Polling day violence| Victims shot in chest with intent to kill: Didi

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 01:00 AM IST
  • Hours after voting began for the fourth phase on Saturday, four people were killed after Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel on election duty, allegedly under attack by a mob, opened fire in self defence in the district’s Sitalkuchi constituency, police and EC officials said.
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses during an election campaign ahead of the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, at Basirhat in North 24 Paraganas on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses during an election campaign ahead of the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, at Basirhat in North 24 Paraganas on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Mamata’s call to gherao forces behind violence, deaths: Amit Shah

PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 11:48 PM IST
  • “Mamata Banerjee advised people to gherao central forces. Is that not responsible for the deaths in Sitalkuchi? Her advice instigated the people to attack the CISF,” Shah said after a roadshow in Santipur in Nadia district.
Amit Shah also alleged that Mamata Banerjee’s advice to people to surround central forces had instigated them to attack personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Sitalkuchi. (ANI Photo)
Amit Shah also alleged that Mamata Banerjee’s advice to people to surround central forces had instigated them to attack personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Sitalkuchi. (ANI Photo)

‘I'll step down when…’: Shah responds to Mamata’s demand for his resignation

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Amit Shah also accused the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee of doing appeasement politics over the deaths in Cooch Behar.
“Please tell the family that we will take care of all their needs but we can’t bring him back, we want justice, we are working to ensure justice," Mamata Banerjee told a victim's kin (PTI Photo)(PTI)
“Please tell the family that we will take care of all their needs but we can’t bring him back, we want justice, we are working to ensure justice," Mamata Banerjee told a victim's kin (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee calls up families of Cooch Behar firing victims

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • The firing incident occurred on Saturday during the fourth phase of the ongoing West Bengal Assembly elections in polling station number 126 of Sitalkuchi assembly constituency of Cooch Behar.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing an election rally in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI Photo )
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing an election rally in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI Photo )

‘Rename MCC as Modi Code of Conduct’: Mamata Banerjee slams Election Commission

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 11:19 AM IST
  • Mamata Banerjee’s remark came as the Election Commission barred the entry of politicians in Cooch Behar district for 72 hours to prevent any possible law and order flare-up.
On Friday, the EC issued a notice to Banerjee, asking her to explain her stand by April 10, regarding her statements against the central forces during election rallies on March 28 and April 7.(PTI Photo)
On Friday, the EC issued a notice to Banerjee, asking her to explain her stand by April 10, regarding her statements against the central forces during election rallies on March 28 and April 7.(PTI Photo)

Statement on forces doesn’t violate code, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tells EC

Agencies |
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 01:02 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief’s statement was in response to the Election Commission of India notice on Friday, which alleged that her speech violated several sections of the model code of conduct as well as the law.
People in a queue to cast vote during the fourth phase of polling in the West Bengal Assembly Election at DPS Ruby Park under Kasba constituency in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
People in a queue to cast vote during the fourth phase of polling in the West Bengal Assembly Election at DPS Ruby Park under Kasba constituency in Kolkata. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

West Bengal records 76.16% voter turnout in violence-hit 4th phase of polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 11:44 PM IST
Voting was suspended at a booth in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar.
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