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Union minister faces locals’ fury while campaigning for CAA in Bengal

A group of residents, mostly women, encircled Union minister of state Debasree Chaudhuri’s vehicle in Raiganj and sought explanations about CAA and National Register of Citizens (NRC)
Protests against Citizenship Amended Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) have been raging in Bengal since December.(PTI)
Protests against Citizenship Amended Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) have been raging in Bengal since December.(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2020 09:21 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Government cancels visa of Bangla actor seen in TMC rally

The People’s Representative Act 1951, which governs how elections are conducted in India, does not expressly deal with foreign nationals campaigning for a party but visa rules forbid any foreign entity from participating in political activities in India.
Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi actor, Gazi Abdun Noor, was seen taking part in a road show led by TMC leader Madan Mitra in the Kamarhati area.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi actor, Gazi Abdun Noor, was seen taking part in a road show led by TMC leader Madan Mitra in the Kamarhati area.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 01:12 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bangladeshi actor Ferdous campaigns for Trinamool, Home Ministry frowns

Several Bangla film industry actors were present at the meeting and they later joined a roadshow, ABP Live reported. The channel added that the state BJP had complained to the poll officials against the actor from Bangladesh canvassing in West Bengal.
The Home Ministry has sought a report from Foreigners Regional Registration Office on Bangladeshi actor Ferdous campaigning in West Bengal, reports ANI.(ANI Photo)
The Home Ministry has sought a report from Foreigners Regional Registration Office on Bangladeshi actor Ferdous campaigning in West Bengal, reports ANI.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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On mother’s campaign trail, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi’s 19-yr-old son rekindling memories in Raiganj

The 19-year-old student at King’s College in London has come with the mission to repeat history and also cast his first vote.
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Updated on Apr 16, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Bengal’s key Left face on a sticky wicket amid four-cornered contest in Raiganj

In 2014, he won by a very thin margin of 1,634 votes from the Congress bastion of Raiganj that the country’s oldest party won 11 of the 15 Lok Sabha elections from 1952 to 2009.
In a four-cornered contest, the BJP is hoping that the Muslim votes would be split between the Left, Congress and Trinamool, and they will be able to win by grabbing the majority of Hindu votes.(Twitter/ Md Salim)
In a four-cornered contest, the BJP is hoping that the Muslim votes would be split between the Left, Congress and Trinamool, and they will be able to win by grabbing the majority of Hindu votes.(Twitter/ Md Salim)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: West Bengal’s Raiganj was once a Congress stronghold

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The Congress party held Raiganj, one of the 42 parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal, for 13 Lok Sabha terms before the CPI(M) wrested the seat from it.
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) leader Md Salim defeated Congress Deepa Dasmunsi in the 2014 Lok Sabha election ending her two-term hold over Raiganj.(PTI)
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) leader Md Salim defeated Congress Deepa Dasmunsi in the 2014 Lok Sabha election ending her two-term hold over Raiganj.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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