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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

'Will never allow': Mamata raises NRC issue again ahead of Bengal polls

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:03 PM IST
The Centre on Tuesday told Parliament that it has not taken any decision on a nationwide roll-out of the National Register of Citizens.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

ECI may declare poll dates within a week: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:33 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress chief said that her government had taken up a series of schemes and development projects for north Bengal and more work would be done after the elections are over
**EDS: TO GO WITH STORY CAL 4** Nandigram: Women look on from the window of their house at Nandigram in East Medinipur district, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday to contest in the upcoming WB state assembly elections from Nandigram in the backdrop of Suvendu Adhikari, a former confidante of the TMC joining the BJP--both heroes of the 2007 Nandigram movement, organising mass protests against the SEZ where Indonesia's Salim group intended to set up a chemical hub. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI01_21_2021_000054A)(PTI)
**EDS: TO GO WITH STORY CAL 4** Nandigram: Women look on from the window of their house at Nandigram in East Medinipur district, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday to contest in the upcoming WB state assembly elections from Nandigram in the backdrop of Suvendu Adhikari, a former confidante of the TMC joining the BJP--both heroes of the 2007 Nandigram movement, organising mass protests against the SEZ where Indonesia's Salim group intended to set up a chemical hub. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI01_21_2021_000054A)(PTI)

Violence returns to Nandigram before elections, threatens to break brittle peace

PTI | , Nandigram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:07 PM IST
  • In present-day Nandigram, the battle lines seem to have been redrawn after Banerjee announced her candidature from the seat, the home turf of Adhikari, who has asserted he will defeat his former boss by "at least 50,000 votes" if fielded from the constituency.
With CM Banerjee trying to consolidate anti-Bharatiya Janata Party votes, top parties from the Hindi heartland have geared up to enter the race.(PTI)
With CM Banerjee trying to consolidate anti-Bharatiya Janata Party votes, top parties from the Hindi heartland have geared up to enter the race.(PTI)

RJD, NCP set to ally with TMC for Bengal polls; SP likely to join

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:20 AM IST
RJD national general secretary Shyam Rajak met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and TMC youth wing president Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday, Rajak said.
File photo: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (ANI Photo)
File photo: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (ANI Photo)

'BJP did nothing for tea garden workers despite MPs from north Bengal': CM

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 10:03 PM IST
  • This comes a day after the Centre, in its Union budget, announced a package of 1,000 crore for the welfare of tea garden workers in West Bengal and Assam.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks during the inauguration of Uttarbanga Utsab, in Siliguri on Monday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks during the inauguration of Uttarbanga Utsab, in Siliguri on Monday. (ANI Photo)

'BJP is a gas balloon, washing-machine for those with black money': Mamata

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:32 PM IST
West Bengal is among the five states slated to hold assembly elections this year. The Election Commission of India is yet to announce the schedule for the poll-bound states.
“In the hands of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal has deteriorated further from where the communists had left," Amit Shah said.(ANI)
“In the hands of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal has deteriorated further from where the communists had left," Amit Shah said.(ANI)

Mamata will be left alone by election time, says Shah

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:02 AM IST
“The way leaders of the Trinamool Congress, CPI(M) and Congress are joining the BJP in large numbers, Mamata Banerjee will not be able to find anyone behind her when she looks back,” the BJP leader said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Netaji Bhavan on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Netaji Bhavan on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI)

Ahead of polls, PM Modi to visit Bengal on Feb 7

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • PM Modi's visit to West Bengal comes as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) eyes a victory in the elections scheduled to be held in April-May in the eastern state.
On Thursday, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren addressed his first rally at Jhargram, a district with a high tribal population.(HT file)
On Thursday, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren addressed his first rally at Jhargram, a district with a high tribal population.(HT file)

Advantage TMC, as regional parties enter Bengal polls race

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 02:51 PM IST
  • Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal (United), and the main opposition, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD); the Samajwadi Party (SP), Jharkhand’s governing Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) as well as Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have decided to contest the polls either in alliance or on their own.
A TMC leader claimed that CM Mamata Banerjee was not bothered about leaders leaving TMC to join the BJP.(HT_PRINT)
A TMC leader claimed that CM Mamata Banerjee was not bothered about leaders leaving TMC to join the BJP.(HT_PRINT)

Mamata Banerjee asks TMC to hit campaign trail from February 1

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • A TMC leader said that Banerjee was very optimistic about the success of the Duware Sarkar or government at the doorstep programme that started two months ago.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)(PTI01_23_2021_000319A)(PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)(PTI01_23_2021_000319A)(PTI)

West Bengal passes resolution against three farm laws, sixth state to do so

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Before Bengal, five states - Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Kerala - had rejected the implementation of these laws in their states.
The TMC chief attacked the Modi government on bringing the three contentious farm laws without any prior deliberations.(File photo)
The TMC chief attacked the Modi government on bringing the three contentious farm laws without any prior deliberations.(File photo)

'First tackle Delhi, then think of Bengal': Mamata takes a jibe at Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:28 PM IST
She blamed the party at the Centre for the unfortunate incidents that took place on the 72nd Republic Day.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI File Photo)

'Centre must repeal 3 farm laws': Mamata tables resolution in Bengal Assembly

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:08 PM IST
So far, five non-BJP-ruled states - Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Kerala and Delhi - have passed resolutions in their respective assemblies against the contentious legislations.
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of eastern Indian state West Bengal greets the audience as she arrives to attend the Republic Day ceremonial parade in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of eastern Indian state West Bengal greets the audience as she arrives to attend the Republic Day ceremonial parade in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)

Bengal para-teachers attempt to barge into assembly to meet CM Mamata Bannerjee

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:32 PM IST
  • Earlier this month on January 11, the protestors had tried to march towards Nabanna, the state secretariat, leading to a scuffle with the police.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she was deeply disturbed by the developments in Delhi's tractor rally.(File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she was deeply disturbed by the developments in Delhi's tractor rally.(File photo)

'Centre's attitude insensitive': Bengal CM on violence at Delhi tractor rally

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST
"Deeply disturbed by worrying and painful developments that have unfolded on the streets of Delhi. Centre's insensitive attitude and indifference towards our farmer brothers and sisters has to be blamed for this situation," Banerjee tweeted.
Subhash Chandra Bose(File photo)
Subhash Chandra Bose(File photo)

News updates from HT: Bose's grand nephew tweets original photo amid row

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:56 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 chief minister Mamata Banerjee she was insulted and had to face taunts in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial event on Saturday.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee she was insulted and had to face taunts in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial event on Saturday.

'BJP should be rechristened Bharat Jalao Party': Mamata Banerjee at public rally

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Addressing a public rally in Hooghly's Pursura months ahead of state legislative assembly election, the chief minister said she was insulted and had to face taunts in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial event on Saturday.
“People of Bengal will give a befitting reply to her in the next elections,” the BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said.(PTI File Photo)
“People of Bengal will give a befitting reply to her in the next elections,” the BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said.(PTI File Photo)

BJP targets CM Mamata Banerjee for appeasement politics in Bengal

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:43 AM IST
Banerjee on Saturday refused to speak at an official event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the beginning of the celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 124th birth anniversary after Bharatiya Janata Party supporters raised “Jai Shri Ram” slogans just before Banerjee was to start her address.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.(PTI)

'Aapka Jai Shri Ram ho jayega', MP protem speaker warns Mamata Banerjee

ANI | , Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Yesterday, Banerjee did not deliver her speech at an event at Victoria Memorial to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose "in protest" to 'Jai Shree Ram' slogans raised when she was invited to speak.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a Parakram Diwas celebration event on the occasion of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose 125th birth anniversary, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23, 2021. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a Parakram Diwas celebration event on the occasion of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose 125th birth anniversary, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23, 2021. (ANI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee declines to speak at Netaji event after chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:09 AM IST
Banerjee expressed displeasure at Bharatiya Janata Party supporters at Saturday’s event shouting slogans. She said such an “insult” was unacceptable.
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra accused the BJP of violating all sanctity of a secular government. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra accused the BJP of violating all sanctity of a secular government. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

'Stand up to bigoted bulldozing or..': Mahua Moitra on Mamata-Jai Shri Ram row

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:12 PM IST
'In an official event, you can't have religion chants as long as this is a secular democracy,' the MP said.
It was a rare joint appearance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Parakram Divas celebration at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial on the occasion of Netaji's 125th birth anniversary.(ANI)
It was a rare joint appearance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Parakram Divas celebration at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial on the occasion of Netaji's 125th birth anniversary.(ANI)

'You can't teach dignity': Derek O'Brien tweets after Mamata objected to slogans

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien said 'lumpens can't be dignified' after Mamata Banerjee left the stage of the Centre's Netaji event on Saturday saying government programmes should have some dignity.
PM Modi at Victoria Memorial(ANI photo)
PM Modi at Victoria Memorial(ANI photo)

'Netaji would have been proud to see India's export of Covid vaccine': PM Modi

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:16 PM IST
State chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar were also present at the event marking the 125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose.
Mamata Banerjee refused to speak at the Centre's event on Netaji's birth anniversary.
Mamata Banerjee refused to speak at the Centre's event on Netaji's birth anniversary.

'Won't speak at this platform': Mamata feels 'insulted' at Centre's Netaji event

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:48 PM IST
A government event must have some dignity, Mamata said and left the stage after being greeted with 'Jai Shri Ram' chants.
“I still say what Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow, let us do that” said Mamata Banerjee in her address(PTI Photo)
“I still say what Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow, let us do that” said Mamata Banerjee in her address(PTI Photo)

'We celebrate Netaji not just in election year': Mamata Banerjee's top 10 quotes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:24 PM IST
“We will build an Azad Hind Monument. We will show how it will be done. They've spent thousands of crores in building statues and a new parliament complex. A monument, named after Azad Hind Fauj, will be built at Rajarhat." said the chief minister at the end of her rally
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting. (PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting. (PTI Photo)

'Why no memorial for Netaji?': Mamata Banerjee asks Centre ahead of PM visit

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:08 PM IST
While addressing a public rally, Banerjee said that India should have four rotating Capitals instead of just one in New Delhi.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)

Mamata attack Centre over disbanding Netaji's brain-child

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The Narendra Modi government disbanded the Planning commission in 2014 and formed Niti Aayog.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses media at her office Nabanna in Howrah.(ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses media at her office Nabanna in Howrah.(ANI)

Declare Netaji's birth anniversary national holiday: Mamata urges Centre

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:00 PM IST
"We are celebrating this day as #DeshNayakDibas. GoWB has also set up a committee to conduct year-long celebrations till January 23, 2022," Banerjee said on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference in New Delhi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference in New Delhi. (ANI)

PM Narendra Modi to visit Kolkata to celebrate Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:03 AM IST
  • The TMC and the BJP have already traded barbs over the Prime Minister’s visit on the occasion of Subash Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary.
"I take the responsibility of ensuring the victory of whoever contests from Nandigram on BJP ticket," Adhikari said.
"I take the responsibility of ensuring the victory of whoever contests from Nandigram on BJP ticket," Adhikari said.

'Whoever contests from Nandigram...': Suvendu Adhikari's new challenge

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday said he has 2.13 lakh people in Nandigram to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.
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