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TMC leader Saugata Roy.(PTI)

In Bengal, if you are with BJP, you lose: Saugata Roy

By Sunetra Choudhary | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:50 AM IST
HT spoke to former union minister and MP Saugata Roy about what impact he expects Suvendu Adhikari’s exit to have on TMC
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel, at the Governor’s house in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel, at the Governor’s house in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)

West Bengal govt distancing itself from rule of law: Dhankar

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
TMC Lok Sabha member and spokesperson Saugata Roy reacted by saying that Dhankhar is not following ethics.
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While Saugata Roy and Suvendu Adhikari said they would reply after receiving ED notices, the other three leaders were not immediately available for comments.
While Saugata Roy and Suvendu Adhikari said they would reply after receiving ED notices, the other three leaders were not immediately available for comments.

Narada case: ED issues notices to 5 TMC leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:03 AM IST
The case pertains to a controversy that erupted in March 2016 after Narada News portal uploaded a series of videos purportedly showing a number of high-profile TMC leaders receiving money in exchange for favours to a fictitious company.
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Senior TMC leader and the party’s national spokesperson Saugata Roy said the central government should create a “proper roadmap” to make India’s indigenous defence sector self-reliant.(Ajay Aggarwal/Ht Photo)
Senior TMC leader and the party’s national spokesperson Saugata Roy said the central government should create a “proper roadmap” to make India’s indigenous defence sector self-reliant.(Ajay Aggarwal/Ht Photo)

TMC questions defence sector reforms, says ordnance factories undermined in past 5 years

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 02:36 PM IST
In a major reform initiative to boost the domestic defence industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced restrictions on import of 101 weapons and military platforms including artillery guns, assault rifles, transport aircraft and sonar systems.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee(ANi file photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee(ANi file photo)

Mamata Banerjee to push anti-CAA resolution in assembly that TMC had opposed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Significantly, Banerjee’s statement comes two days after TMC Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy said at an anti-CAA training programme for party leaders in North 24 Parganas district that Bengal was a step behind Kerala and Punjab in opposing CAA.
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Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill that aims to ban electronic cigarettes(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill that aims to ban electronic cigarettes(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Lok Sabha passes bill to ban e-cigarettes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:32 AM IST
The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019, seeks to replace an ordinance issued on September 18.
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From Malda district to Cooch Behar, BJP painted north Bengal saffron; winning seven out of eight seats by securing votes that went to not just CPI (M) but the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Forward Bloc in 2014.(ANI PHOTO)
From Malda district to Cooch Behar, BJP painted north Bengal saffron; winning seven out of eight seats by securing votes that went to not just CPI (M) but the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Forward Bloc in 2014.(ANI PHOTO)

Left Front voters ensured BJP’s victory in Bengal, says Trinamool Congress

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:16 PM IST
Out of 40 Left candidates in the race, deposits of 39 were forfeited as they failed to secure one sixth of the votes cast in their respective seats. The direct beneficiary was the BJP.
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CPI (M) had wrested the Dum Dum seat in 2004, but TMC veteran Saugata Roy reclaimed it in 2009 and won again in 2014. In 2009, Roy scraped through by 20,478 votes and later increased it to 1.5 lakh.(HT PHOTO)
CPI (M) had wrested the Dum Dum seat in 2004, but TMC veteran Saugata Roy reclaimed it in 2009 and won again in 2014. In 2009, Roy scraped through by 20,478 votes and later increased it to 1.5 lakh.(HT PHOTO)

Amid reports of CPM-BJP pact, Trinamool prepares for close contest in Dum Dum

By Tanmay Chatterjee | HindustanTimes, Panihati (North 24 Parganas)
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 11:56 PM IST
BJP candidate Samik Bhattacharya and the party’s Bengal election cell convenor Mukul Roy said they did not meet CPI(M)’s Paltu Dasgupta in the Nagerbazar area, as alleged by Trinamool Congress, but went to wish a party worker’s wife on her birthday. However, till Saturday evening TMC leaders kept alleging that BJP has entered into an understanding with CPI (M).
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A Trinamool Congress (TMC) election rally in Siliguri on April 13, 2019. Two Bangladeshi actors have been asked to leave India for attending poll rallies of the party.(AFP)
A Trinamool Congress (TMC) election rally in Siliguri on April 13, 2019. Two Bangladeshi actors have been asked to leave India for attending poll rallies of the party.(AFP)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Another Bangladeshi actor asked to leave India for attending poll rally

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 04:53 PM IST
The BJP on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission after a video surfaced showing Bangladeshi actor Ghazi Abdul Noor purportedly campaigning for TMC candidate Sugata Roy in the Dumdum constituency in alleged violation of the poll code. 
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A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: West Bengal’s Dum Dum will see Trinamool’s Saugata Roy try his luck again

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Voting in the Dum Dum parliamentary constituency will be held on the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19 and result will be declared on May 23.
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On August 3, the TMC leaders were detained at the airport while attempting to visit Assam to review the situation after the publication of the draft NRC.(PTI)
On August 3, the TMC leaders were detained at the airport while attempting to visit Assam to review the situation after the publication of the draft NRC.(PTI)

TMC moves privilege notice against Assam Home Secy over manhandling of party members at airport

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2018 07:19 PM IST
TMC raised the matter in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour alleging that four of its members from the Lok Sabha were manhandled when they went to Silchar to assess the situation last week after the publication of draft NRC.
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