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Trinamool shifts attention to infighting in party units after minister quits

Not willing to be quoted, at least three TMC leaders admitted that infighting is an issue that plagues the organisation in several districts and addressing it before the assembly polls is urgent.
File photo of Laxmi Ratan Shukla (man in the middle) who quit Trinamool. (Photo @Lshukla6)
File photo of Laxmi Ratan Shukla (man in the middle) who quit Trinamool. (Photo @Lshukla6)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Trinamool pick holes in PM’s Tagore comments at Visva-Bharati; BJP hits back

The PM’s comments come right in the middle of a heated political campaign for next year’s polls that has seen the ruling Trinamool and the BJP, its main challenger, fighting over the state’s icons and its legacy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Prashant Kishor spotlights BJP’s ‘struggle’ in Bengal polls, party reacts

This was the first such statement from Prashant Kishor, who avoids the media and does not comment on the work done by him and his company, that has been targeted not only by dissidents in the Trinamool but BJP leaders as well.
Prashant Kishor had earlier helped the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and the YSR Congress Party win elections. (Photo Reuters)
Prashant Kishor had earlier helped the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and the YSR Congress Party win elections. (Photo Reuters)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

‘Hospital beds to fall short’: Bengal BJP chief vows revenge on Trinamool

This is not the first time that the BJP has issued such a dire warning. A day after the attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy on Thursday in South 24 Parganas, Ghosh had said he was “noting everything”.
The BJP has also floated a slogan “There would be change as well as revenge”. (Photo @DilipGhoshBJP)
The BJP has also floated a slogan “There would be change as well as revenge”. (Photo @DilipGhoshBJP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

‘Urge you to overthrow Trinamool, let BJP build sonar Bangla’: Amit Shah

A district BJP leader who attended the closed-door meeting said Shah asked the district and state leaders to strengthen the organization right down to the polling booth level to ensure that the BJP wins more than 200 of the state’s 294 assembly seats.
Amit Shah said that the death knell of the Mamata Banerjee government has been sounded and the BJP will come to power with a two-third majority in the coming elections.(PTI)
Amit Shah said that the death knell of the Mamata Banerjee government has been sounded and the BJP will come to power with a two-third majority in the coming elections.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Prashant Kishor’s team asks select Left leaders to join TMC. This followed

Five senior CPI(M) leaders, including a former information technology minister in the erstwhile Left government and a sitting legislator, told HT that they were contacted by Kishor’s team in August and offered “better career prospects in the ruling party”
The I-PAC teams told the Left leaders that they were approached only after a survey confirmed their credibility as honest and effective politicians. (File photo Reuters)
The I-PAC teams told the Left leaders that they were approached only after a survey confirmed their credibility as honest and effective politicians. (File photo Reuters)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

‘Gujarat model will not rule Bengal’: CM Mamata Banerjee messages Centre

CM Banerjee accused the BJP of using money to win state elections or overthrow opposition governments in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during TMC party's virtual rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during TMC party's virtual rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Mamata Banerjee’s attack on ‘Hyderabad party’ and Owaisi’s sharp retort

Assembly elections are due in West Bengal in 2021 and Owaisi has clearly expressed his intention to contest from the state. The AIMIM’s Bengal foray comes at a time when Mamata Banerjee is already under considerable pressure from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses party's workers in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal on Monday.(PTI photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses party's workers in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal on Monday.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 08:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Attack on BJP leader ‘very serious’, we need peace:West Bengal Governor

Jagdeep Dhankar, who was sworn in as the 28th governor of the state in July, said that he was pained by incidents of violence, irrespective of who were targeted.
BJP National general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya meets BJP Lok Sabha lawmaker from West Bengal’s Barrackpore Arjun Singh who was injured during a protest against the Trinamool Congress in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.(ANI photo)
BJP National general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya meets BJP Lok Sabha lawmaker from West Bengal’s Barrackpore Arjun Singh who was injured during a protest against the Trinamool Congress in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Bengal BJP president retreats after ‘go back’ slogans greet him in Kolkata, party blames Trinamool

Bengal BJP president’s informal meeting with residents of a Kolkata neighbourhood was disrupted by miscreants. BJP blames TMC for the incident but Trinamool Congress party denies allegations.
Dilip Ghosh alleges TMC workers disrupted his meeting with locals at Lake Town(ANI Photo)
Dilip Ghosh alleges TMC workers disrupted his meeting with locals at Lake Town(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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BJP vs Trinamool in Bengal over Income Tax notices to Durga Puja committees

Trinamool Congress organised a sit-in protest in Kolkata against alleged Income Tax notices sent to Durga puja committees in Bengal. BJP, however, has denied charges and accused Mamata’s party of spreading misinformation.
In 2017 and 2018, the Bengal government restricted the timing of Durga puja immersion processions arguing that it was important to maintain communal harmony by ensuring that the processions of Durga immersion and Muharram did not clash. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar)
In 2017 and 2018, the Bengal government restricted the timing of Durga puja immersion processions arguing that it was important to maintain communal harmony by ensuring that the processions of Durga immersion and Muharram did not clash. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

24 hours on, Trinamool’s Mimi, Nusrat make debut intervention in Lok Sabha

Mimi Chakraborty, the Trinamool Congress MP from Jadavpur flagged a long pending demand for a flyover. Her party colleague and friend Nusrat Jahan Ruhi wanted a central school for her largely ‘backward’ constituency, Basirhat.
Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (LSTV/PTI Photo)
Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (LSTV/PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 11:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Trinamool grapples with saffron surge in Bengal

That the BJP would bag 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, reducing the regional outfit to 22 from its 2014 showing of 34 was a jolt for many Trinamool leaders.
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses protesting doctors in Kolkata on June 13. The protests turned into a crisis for the Trinamool administration.(HT File)
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses protesting doctors in Kolkata on June 13. The protests turned into a crisis for the Trinamool administration.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 07:42 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji

Trinamool, RJD boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dinner

Opposition parties such as the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, however, attended the event. The Rashtriya Janata Dal ’s Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti said money spent on such events was a waste.
A Lok Sabha MP said the prime minister stayed at the dinner venue for about 10-15 minutes and then left as he has to go to Ranchi tomorrow to attend the Yoga Day programme.(HT Photo)
A Lok Sabha MP said the prime minister stayed at the dinner venue for about 10-15 minutes and then left as he has to go to Ranchi tomorrow to attend the Yoga Day programme.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 06:26 AM IST
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Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Trinamool dismisses PM’s allegations on killing of BJP workers in Bengal

The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.
The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.(ANI Photo)
The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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Lok Sabha election results 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s party dents Trinamool

TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee (Diamond Harbour seat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) leading by a comfortable victory margin too.
A significant development in Bengal this time around was the decimation of the Left parties and the Congress, who have been rendered as fringe forces.(HT Photo)
A significant development in Bengal this time around was the decimation of the Left parties and the Congress, who have been rendered as fringe forces.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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‘Poll code violation’: Trinamool complains to EC about PM’s Kedarnath yatra

The PM’s Kedarnath visit comes in the middle of the last round of the seven-phase polling when voters of 59 constituencies are voting in eight states.
Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attacked the PM for meditating in Kedarnath, wondering what message he wants to give now.(HT Photo)
Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attacked the PM for meditating in Kedarnath, wondering what message he wants to give now.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, West Bengal | By HT Correspondent

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

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).
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)
Updated on May 18, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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HindustanTimes, Panihati (North 24 Parganas) | By Tanmay Chatterjee

‘Amit Shah a liar’: Trinamool slams BJP, heads to Election Commission with video ‘proof’

A statue of renowned Bengal reformer, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, was destroyed and a college named after him ransacked in last evening violence, which the BJP and rival Trinamool Congress leaders have blamed on each other.
Leaders of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress accused by BJP’s Amit Shah of orchestrating violence during his Kolkata roadshow on Wednesday struck back at the BJP boss.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Leaders of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress accused by BJP’s Amit Shah of orchestrating violence during his Kolkata roadshow on Wednesday struck back at the BJP boss.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘People fed up with Trinamool, mood in Bengal is for change’, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma, who leads one of the 20 special teams deployed by BJP president Amit Shah with a special focus on West Bengal, said the state will throw up a “big surprise” in the Lok Sabha elections.
Sarma, who leads one of the 20 special teams deployed by BJP president Amit Shah with a special focus on West Bengal, said the state will throw up a “big surprise” in the Lok Sabha elections.(Hindustan Times)
Sarma, who leads one of the 20 special teams deployed by BJP president Amit Shah with a special focus on West Bengal, said the state will throw up a “big surprise” in the Lok Sabha elections.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 17, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Shishir Gupta

Lok Sabha election 2019: Attacked by goons, says BJP’s Bharati Ghosh on taking shelter in temple

Polling is being held in Ghatal along with seven other Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in the sixth round of the seven-phased election on Sunday.
Ghosh was the superintendent of police in West Midnapore district for six years from 2011 to 2017 in which her constituency is located.(IANS)
Ghosh was the superintendent of police in West Midnapore district for six years from 2011 to 2017 in which her constituency is located.(IANS)
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:25 PM IST
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Lok Sabha election 2019: BJP’s Arjun Singh alleges attack by Trinamool ‘goondas’ in Bengal’s Barrackpore

Television news channels showed Singh scuffling even as the BJP leader’s personal security guards tried to intervene. He was also shown fighting with a policeman.
Updated on May 06, 2019 07:44 PM 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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BJP, Trinamool lock horns over Modi, Banerjee rally venue in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar

The BJP’s West Bengal unit has accused the Trinamool of dismantling a structure it erected at a ground in Cooch Behar where the Prime Minister is scheduled to address an election rally on Sunday.
BJP, Trinamool lock horns over Modi, Banerjee rally venue in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
BJP, Trinamool lock horns over Modi, Banerjee rally venue in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 05, 2019 05:15 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool holds Jhargram, once a Left bastion

Polling in the Jhargram Lok Sabha seat will take place on May 12, the sixth round of the seven-phased election. The counting of votes will be carried out on May 23.
Young Voters who are voting for the first time, showing their inked fingers after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly Elections, at South Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.(Hindustan Times)
Young Voters who are voting for the first time, showing their inked fingers after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly Elections, at South Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool holds Jhargram, once a Left bastion

Polling in the Jhargram Lok Sabha seat will take place on May 12, the sixth round of the seven-phased election. The counting of votes will be carried out on May 23.
Patiala: Voters show their voting cards as they wait in queues to cast vote in Panchayat Polls, in Patiala, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.(PTI)
Patiala: Voters show their voting cards as they wait in queues to cast vote in Panchayat Polls, in Patiala, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.(PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2019 06:14 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool has ruled Kolkata Uttar since 2009

Voting in the Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:40 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Bengal’s Joynagar, a former Left bastion, is now under Trinamool control

Joynagar will vote in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
Protima Mondal of the Trinamool beat Subhas Naskar of the RSP in last general election in 2014. Pratima Mondal has been fielded again by the Trinamool Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Protima Mondal of the Trinamool beat Subhas Naskar of the RSP in last general election in 2014. Pratima Mondal has been fielded again by the Trinamool Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will Mimi Chakraborty’s star power help Trinamool win Jadavpur

Once dominated by the Left, the Trinamool Congress captured the seat for the first time in 1998 Lok Sabha election.
A vector illustration of a person posting a voting card into a ballot box. The caucasian hand comes in from the top left, the blank card is being placed into a grey ballot box. The box is casting a shadow towards the bottom left of the image. The background is light blue(Getty Images)
A vector illustration of a person posting a voting card into a ballot box. The caucasian hand comes in from the top left, the blank card is being placed into a grey ballot box. The box is casting a shadow towards the bottom left of the image. The background is light blue(Getty Images)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Srerampur has been under Trinamool since 2009

Srerampur will vote on May 6 during the fifth round of the seven-phased election. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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