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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File Photo)

Mamata case judge reminisces of days as lawyer, reserves order

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 01:55 AM IST
The judge did not specify the date of the verdict on Banerjee’s plea for his recusal.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee attended the hearing virtually. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee attended the hearing virtually. (File photo)

Calcutta HC reserves order on Mamata Banerjee’s plea on Nandigram poll result

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • The West Bengal chief minister has sought Justice Kausik Chanda's recusal from the case, citing his connections with the Bharatiya Janata Party
In a letter to speaker Biman Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari said that Roy joined the TMC without formally resigning from the BJP, although he was elected to the assembly as a leader of the party.. (PTI PHOTO.)
In a letter to speaker Biman Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari said that Roy joined the TMC without formally resigning from the BJP, although he was elected to the assembly as a leader of the party.. (PTI PHOTO.)

BJP moves Speaker seeking Mukul Roy’s disqualification

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:27 AM IST
  • Suvendu Adhikari sought Mukul Roy’s disqualification under Rule 6 of the Members of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on Ground of Defection) Rules
Mamata Banerjee’s advocate Sanjay Basu sent a letter to acting chief justice Rajesh Bindal, requesting him to reassign the petition to another judge. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Mamata Banerjee’s advocate Sanjay Basu sent a letter to acting chief justice Rajesh Bindal, requesting him to reassign the petition to another judge. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Judge hearing Nandigram poll verdict plea close to BJP: TMC

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:34 AM IST
  • TMC leaders alleged that Justice Kausik Chanda shared a dais with BJP leaders, including state unit chief Dilip Ghosh, in the past and also represented the party in various cases.
File Photo
File Photo

Mamata vs Suvendu: HC lists Nandigram poll plea for next Thursday

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 11:12 AM IST
The petition was filed at the Calcutta high court by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, challenging BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win in the 2021 state assembly elections.
Mamata Banerjee (left) and Suvendu Adhikari
Mamata Banerjee (left) and Suvendu Adhikari

Mamata Banerjee challenges Suvendu Adhikari’s Nandigram win in Calcutta HC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 10:36 PM IST
The matter will be taken up for hearing on Friday.
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)

Poll official threatened in Nandigram, says Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Nandigram’s results were shrouded in confusion on Sunday even as the TMC raced ahead in other seats.
Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate their party’s victory in the assembly elections, in South Dinajpur district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate their party’s victory in the assembly elections, in South Dinajpur district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Assembly Elections 2021: Bengal vocal for local

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 04:35 AM IST
  • Riding on a mix of welfare delivery, Bengali sub-nationalism, Banerjee’s own popularity and connect with the grassroots, and substantial minority consolidation, the TMC won — but Banerjee lost her own fiercely fought assembly battle in Nandigram
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was defeated by her protégé-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram. (ANI Photo)
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was defeated by her protégé-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram. (ANI Photo)

Suvendu Adhikari wins key contest in Bengal, most other turncoats lose

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Psephologists and political commentators said that at least 140 TMC leaders including around 37 legislators joined the BJP since 2017.
Suvendu Adhikari, after joining the BJP, had vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram by more than 50,000 votes, placing his career in politics on the bet. (File Photo)
Suvendu Adhikari, after joining the BJP, had vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram by more than 50,000 votes, placing his career in politics on the bet. (File Photo)

Mamata wins Nandigram by 1,200 votes after a close contest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari have set the stage in the assembly constituency of Nandigram for one of the most-watched electoral battles in West Bengal's electoral history
Voters show their voter-ID card as they arrive to cast their vote during the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly election at Nandigram. (ANI Photo)
Voters show their voter-ID card as they arrive to cast their vote during the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly election at Nandigram. (ANI Photo)

BJP internal assessment: Nandigram a contest

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 07:42 AM IST
On record, however, the BJP says none of the 294 seats is difficult. “It is the first time our party has gone to 80,000 of the total 100,000 polling booths that we have across the state
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: Delhi govt punished for supporting farmers, says Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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"Poll Percentage of over 84% in 30 ACs of phase 2 in WB and over 88% in Nandigram in phase is commendable" tweeted Jagdeep Dhankar.(PTI file photo)
"Poll Percentage of over 84% in 30 ACs of phase 2 in WB and over 88% in Nandigram in phase is commendable" tweeted Jagdeep Dhankar.(PTI file photo)

Bengal governor congratulates police forces after 84% polling in phase 2

PTI | , Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 06:42 PM IST
  • Polling was held for 30 seats, including the high-profile Nandigram constituency
CPI-M candidate Minakshi Mukherjee (L), TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee (centre), and BJP's Suvendu Adhikari (R) clashed in a direct electoral contest on April 1 in Nandigram.
CPI-M candidate Minakshi Mukherjee (L), TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee (centre), and BJP's Suvendu Adhikari (R) clashed in a direct electoral contest on April 1 in Nandigram.

From voter turnout to polling trends, a fact-sheet for West Bengal's Nandigram

UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 05:06 PM IST
It is worthwhile to note the trends which marked Nandigram's voting patterns, in the 2021 election as well as in others over the years.
BJP's Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari said there is no problem in Mamata speaking to Governor.
BJP's Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari said there is no problem in Mamata speaking to Governor.

'No problem,' says Suvendu Adhikari as Mamata calls up Governor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 04:50 PM IST
But she stopped polling for two hours and did drama, which is a violation of the model code of conduct, Nandigram BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari said.
The West Bengal assembly elections are being held in eight phases and are scheduled to end on April 29. (ANI Photo)
The West Bengal assembly elections are being held in eight phases and are scheduled to end on April 29. (ANI Photo)

‘Bracing for a rousing response in Phase 2 of polls’, tweets Trinamool Congress

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 12:01 PM IST
  • “Well begun is half the work done. TMC braces for a rousing response in Phase 2 of West Bengal Assembly elections,” tweeted TMC
Polling officials carrying EVMs and other polling materials on the eve of the second phase of the state assembly elections, at Nandigram in East Midnapore on Wednesday.(ANI)
Polling officials carrying EVMs and other polling materials on the eve of the second phase of the state assembly elections, at Nandigram in East Midnapore on Wednesday.(ANI)

Bengal, Assam to vote today in high-stakes second phase

By Joydeep Thakur, Utpal Parashar, Kolkata/guwahati
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Voting to be held in Nandigram, where CM Mamata is contesting against BJP’s Suvendu; Barak Valley in focus in northeastern state
Mamata Banerjee has left her traditional seat of Bhabanipur and is taking on Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram.(ANI File Photo)
Mamata Banerjee has left her traditional seat of Bhabanipur and is taking on Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram.(ANI File Photo)

Campaigning for second phase ends, all eyes on Mamata vs Suvendu in Nandigram

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Nandigram is one of 30 constituencies that will go to polls on Thursday in the second phase of West Bengal Assembly elections.
Speaking at an election meeting in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee said, as a candidate, she has every right to call up a voter.(ANI)
Speaking at an election meeting in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee said, as a candidate, she has every right to call up a voter.(ANI)

‘Did call BJP leader’: Mamata seeks action against audio leak

PTI | , Nandigram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:24 AM IST
A controversy erupted on Saturday amid the first phase polling for 30 assembly seats in West Bengal with BJP releasing an audio clip in which Banerjee was heard cajoling the BJP leader from Nandigram to rejoin TMC and help her win the seat.
“If Mamata Didi is defeated by a mammoth margin in Nandigram, the Bengal polls are won," Amit Shah said. In picture - Helicopter carrying Amit Shah takes off after a road show in Nandigram.(AFP)
“If Mamata Didi is defeated by a mammoth margin in Nandigram, the Bengal polls are won," Amit Shah said. In picture - Helicopter carrying Amit Shah takes off after a road show in Nandigram.(AFP)

Shah, Didi take aim in battle for Nandigram

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:23 AM IST
Key rural seat among constituencies that go to polls on Thursday; campaigning for phase two concludes.
Screengrab from the video which went viral on social media
Screengrab from the video which went viral on social media

At Nandigram, Mamata stands up from wheelchair for national anthem

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 09:24 PM IST
Tuesday was the last day of campaigning for Phase 2 of the assembly polls, slated for April 1.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (File Photo: PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (File Photo: PTI)

Amit Shah says if Mamata is defeated in Nandigram, TMC will lose West Bengal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Shah held a massive roadshow earlier in the day, in a show of might, standing atop a truck decked up with flowers and BJP flags.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a public meeting, in Nandigram on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a public meeting, in Nandigram on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

‘Too much greed isn’t good’: Mamata's jibe at Suvendu Adhikari, his family

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Voting will be held in Nandigram on April 1 with the chief minister contesting against Adhikari, who had joined the BJP in December 2020.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari (PTI)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari (PTI)

TMC accuses BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari of harbouring 'outsiders' in Nandigram

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 01:45 PM IST
The polling in Nandigram will take place on April 1, in the second phase of the upcoming Assembly elections.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari at one of his roadshows in Amdabad, Nandigram in West Bengal. (HT PHOTO.)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari at one of his roadshows in Amdabad, Nandigram in West Bengal. (HT PHOTO.)

In Bengal’s Nandigram, Didi turns ‘begum’ in Suvendu Adhikari’s poll speech

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 06:51 AM IST
It was difficult to imagine that till he resigned from the state cabinet and the assembly and was welcomed into the BJP by Union home minister Amit Shah on December 19, Suvendu Adhikari was the local legislator.
Before appearing for the procession to mark Nandigram Diwas, Mamata tweeted to say she was still in a lot of pain but felt the pain of her people even more.(Representative Picture)
Before appearing for the procession to mark Nandigram Diwas, Mamata tweeted to say she was still in a lot of pain but felt the pain of her people even more.(Representative Picture)

Mamata Banerjee leads procession in wheelchair on Nandigram Diwas

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 03:01 PM IST
  • Mamata Banerjee is contesting against her protégé-turned-adversary, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Suvendu Adhikari, at the Nandigram assembly seat.
Nandigram in coastal Purba Medinipur district is a one-crop place owing to the high salinity in its water. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI01_20_2021_000137B)(PTI)
Nandigram in coastal Purba Medinipur district is a one-crop place owing to the high salinity in its water. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI01_20_2021_000137B)(PTI)

14 yrs on, Nandigram, cradle of Bengal's anti-land acquisition

PTI | , Nandigram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:16 PM IST
  • Also, the Covid-induced lockdown was an eye-opener, as hundreds of migrant labourers, who had to return home from cities far away, spent sleepless nights worrying about ways to make ends meet in this town
Adhikari had said on March 6 that he would drive the TMC out of Bengal and ensure that the BJP emerges victorious in Nandigram and across the state.(HT file photo)
Adhikari had said on March 6 that he would drive the TMC out of Bengal and ensure that the BJP emerges victorious in Nandigram and across the state.(HT file photo)

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari to file nomination from Nandigram today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Once considered a close aide of Banerjee and a former minister in her cabinet, Adhikari quit the TMC and joined the BJP in December 2020 alleging that the ruling party in Bengal was corrupt and lacked discipline.
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

Nandigram: Mamata Banerjee alleges attack after filing nomination papers

By Joydeep Thakur, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders said the incident happened around 6.30pm, when Banerjee was about to leave the area after offering prayers at a local temple. She was interacting with the crowd when the men approached her, they added.
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