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BJP supporters protest in Kolkata on Tuesday against the withdrawal of the EC’s order to extend date of filing the nomination for panchayat polls.(Samir Jana / HT)

Calcutta HC suspends Bengal panchayat poll processes till April 16

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 11:59 PM IST
BJP’s Babul Supriyo welcomed the Calcutta high court order, while the Trinamool Congress has decided to move a division bench against it.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

SC says Calcutta HC to hear Bengal rural poll matter; two killed in fresh violence

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:05 PM IST
Safiar Rehman Mondal, a Trinamool leader in North 24 Parganas district, was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon. The sole assailant was beaten to death on Taki Road by Trinamool supporters.
Theatre personality Bibhas Chakraborty (extreme right) and other Intellectuals addressing the media at Kolkata Press Club on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Theatre personality Bibhas Chakraborty (extreme right) and other Intellectuals addressing the media at Kolkata Press Club on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Bengal intellectuals, ex-AG slam Trinamool regime, say ‘democracy in danger’; Mamata says they are misled by media

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 09:37 PM IST
“We have been shamed in front of the democracy-loving people at home and abroad by the incidents that have taken place in the nomination phase of the panchayat polls,” said a statement issued by some of Bengal’s prominent intellectuals.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a party rally. Ms Banerjee has her political compulsions. She has to protect her turf against the saffron onslaught(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a party rally. Ms Banerjee has her political compulsions. She has to protect her turf against the saffron onslaught(PTI)

The BJP-TMC competitive communalism can’t be the way forward in Bengal

UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 05:29 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress seems to have plunged into a dangerous round of competitive communalism, taking on the saffron forces which have been gaining ground in the state
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah after a function at Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house during his visit to Kolkata in September 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah after a function at Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house during his visit to Kolkata in September 2017.(PTI File Photo)

Amit Shah’s strategy: BJP treating Bengal rural polls as ‘quarter-final match’ before 2021 assembly election

HIndustan Times | By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 04:18 PM IST
During his three-day visit to Bengal in May 2017, Shah told BJP leaders to spread out to every polling booth area and set up party offices in every district within one month. It yielded results in subsequent polls.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh along with Mukul Roy and other party leaders interact with the media in Kolkata on Tuesday after meeting with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy over the violence ahead of panchayat polls in the State.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh along with Mukul Roy and other party leaders interact with the media in Kolkata on Tuesday after meeting with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy over the violence ahead of panchayat polls in the State.(PTI)

SC asks BJP to approach Calcutta HC over WB panchayat polls grievances

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 11:49 PM IST
In its petition, the BJP said it was seeking protection of the right of its candidates to enable them to collect and deposit the nomination forms and participate in the panchayat elections, scheduled to be held on May 1, 3 and 5.
A Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said the matter would be listed on Wednesday before the same bench which had passed the verdict.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said the matter would be listed on Wednesday before the same bench which had passed the verdict.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Fight over Bengal rural polls reaches court, SC to hear matter

Kolkata/New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Avijit Ghosal
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
A row erupted after the West Bengal poll panel recalled its Monday decision extending the last date for filing of nominations for next month’s panchayat election.
BJP leader Mukul Roy, along with supporters, protests in front of the state Election Commission office to protest against violence in the run-up to panchayat elections.(HT PHOTO)
BJP leader Mukul Roy, along with supporters, protests in front of the state Election Commission office to protest against violence in the run-up to panchayat elections.(HT PHOTO)

Bengal poll panel scraps overnight order extending deadline for nominations in panchayat elections

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 08:01 PM IST
The opposition parties — BJP, Congress and Left — claim the West Bengal State Election Commission rescinded its order under influence of the Trinamool Congress, which is accused of implementing strong-arm tactics to prevent opposition candidates from filing nomination papers.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reacts while interacting with mediapersons in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reacts while interacting with mediapersons in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)

TMC virtually unopposed in zilla parishad, nominations for Bengal rural polls extended

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 03:09 PM IST
Three people were killed and hundreds have been injured in clashes that broke out since April 2, when nominations began for Bengal panchayat elections.
The Supreme Court on Friday had reserved its order on the BJP’s request to direct the West Bengal election commissioner to accept online nomination papers for the state’s panchayat polls.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Friday had reserved its order on the BJP’s request to direct the West Bengal election commissioner to accept online nomination papers for the state’s panchayat polls.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to interfere in West Bengal panchayat polls

HT Correspondents, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The top court asked the Bharatiya Janata Party and other political parties to take their grievances to the state election commission.
BJP leader Mukul Roy and others sits in a demonstration to protest against the violence during Panchayat polls' nomination filing, in Kolkata on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP leader Mukul Roy and others sits in a demonstration to protest against the violence during Panchayat polls' nomination filing, in Kolkata on Wednesday.(PTI)

SC reserves verdict on BJP’s plea on West Bengal panchayat polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Bengal BJP on Friday organised a sit-in demonstration to protest against the continuing violence over filing of nomination for the upcoming panchayat elections in the state.
Opposition members protest in Parliament during the budget session in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest in Parliament during the budget session in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Congress-led opposition stages protest over Andhra special status, Parliament disruption

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:59 PM IST
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among several leaders who protested outside Parliament.
Mamata Banerjee (right, pictured with NCP’s Sharad Pawar) has announced that she will dissociate herself from the rural polls and focus to drum up support of regional parties to form an anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections next year.(PTI/File Photo)
Mamata Banerjee (right, pictured with NCP’s Sharad Pawar) has announced that she will dissociate herself from the rural polls and focus to drum up support of regional parties to form an anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections next year.(PTI/File Photo)

Stakes are high for Trinamool Congress and BJP in upcoming Bengal rural polls

Avijit Ghosal, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 01:47 PM IST
The panchayat polls will be a curtain-raiser for next year’s Lok Sabha elections. While the BJP will look to compensate for losses in Rajasthan and Gujarat, Mamata’s men will try to ensure that opponents do not try to encroach on her turf.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh met governor Keshari Nath Tripathy over violence ahead of panchayat polls in the state.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh met governor Keshari Nath Tripathy over violence ahead of panchayat polls in the state.(PTI Photo)

BJP to move SC for central forces in Bengal to ensure ‘free and fair’ rural polls

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:48 AM IST
BJP activists agitate outside office of state election commission on Wednesday, demanding strict action over any violence taking place during filing of nominations for the rural elections to be held in the first week of May.
The Bengal rural polls are crucial as a Trinamool sweep may bolster chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s position in the state, thereby putting her in a better position to cobble up a united front of regional parties to take on the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(PTI File)
The Bengal rural polls are crucial as a Trinamool sweep may bolster chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s position in the state, thereby putting her in a better position to cobble up a united front of regional parties to take on the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(PTI File)

Bengal rural polls will be bloody, predicts BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Saffron delegation meets state governor to complain against ruling Trinamool’s ‘strong-arm tactics’ and seek deployment of central forces for the electoral contest.
A senior Congress leader pointed out that the list of signs to back a proposal to remove Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra may have to be modified as some members are retiring on Tuesday and their signatures have to be removed from the list.(PTI File Photo)
A senior Congress leader pointed out that the list of signs to back a proposal to remove Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra may have to be modified as some members are retiring on Tuesday and their signatures have to be removed from the list.(PTI File Photo)

Congress gets 65 Rajya Sabha MPs’ signatures for CJI’s removal, seeks broader consensus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:02 PM IST
The Opposition camp has been able to collect around 65 signatures —15 more than the minimum requirement to move a proposal to impeach the CJI in the House — and parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have agreed to support the move.
Moulana Imdadul Rashidi, Imam of Noorani Masjid, has made headlines by emerging as a messenger of peace in Asansol. His 16-year-old son, Sibtullah, died in riots.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Moulana Imdadul Rashidi, Imam of Noorani Masjid, has made headlines by emerging as a messenger of peace in Asansol. His 16-year-old son, Sibtullah, died in riots.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Won’t name anyone as suspect, says imam whose son was killed in Asansol clashes

Hindustan Times, Asansol | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 08:59 PM IST
Moulana Imdadul Rashidi, who made headlines as a messenger of peace in Asansol, said some of his people are misinterpreting his views as his reluctance to cooperate in the investigation.
BJP BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly and BJP national vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Om Prakash Mathur visit Asansol in West Bengal on Sunday.(ANI Twitter)
BJP BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly and BJP national vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Om Prakash Mathur visit Asansol in West Bengal on Sunday.(ANI Twitter)

Bengal: BJP leaders visit Asansol, target TMC for ‘failing’ to stop clashes

Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Asansol | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:18 PM IST
The BJP delegation comprises Shahnawaz Hussain, Om Prakash Mathur, Vishnu Dayal Ram and Roopa Ganguly. They will submit a report to BJP president Amit Shah.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has accused the BJP of destroying the country’s democratic norms.(PTI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has accused the BJP of destroying the country’s democratic norms.(PTI Photo)

Kerala CM Vijayan not in favour of joining hands with Congress

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2018 12:55 PM IST
Veteran CPI-M leader prefers regional parties coming together to provide people a “real political alternative”.
The rural polls come at a time state chief minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to unite opposition parties to take on the BJP in the 2019 parliamentary polls.(PTI File Photo)
The rural polls come at a time state chief minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to unite opposition parties to take on the BJP in the 2019 parliamentary polls.(PTI File Photo)

Three-phased panchayat polls in West Bengal on May 1, 3 and 5

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 08:22 PM IST
Votes will be counted on May 8. The last date for filing nominations is April 9.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.(PTI Photo)

Anti-BJP front will succeed only under Rahul’s leadership, says Congress leader

Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 09:39 PM IST
West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury took a dig at chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal of putting up a “one-to-one” fight against the BJP and said the Congress did not need any advice from her.
A police patrol party in Raniganj, Burdwan, were clashes and incidents of arson were reported following a Ram Navami procession.(PTI)
A police patrol party in Raniganj, Burdwan, were clashes and incidents of arson were reported following a Ram Navami procession.(PTI)

Ram Navami communal clashes: Want peace, if you strike back I’ll leave, says Asansol imam who lost son

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Maulana Imdadul Rashidi’s son was found dead after the violence that followed Ram Navami celebrations in the West Bengal town.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leaves after meeting Congress leader Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on March 28, 2018.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leaves after meeting Congress leader Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on March 28, 2018.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Eye on 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Mamata draws up itinerary to meet regional leaders

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 07:23 AM IST
With several parties expressing their desire to form a front, the Trinamool Congress also clarified that even as this grouping takes shape, the leadership question will be kept open.
Police personnel patrol after a clashes and incidents of arson took place over a Ram Navami procession at Raniganj in Burdwan district on March 26.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel patrol after a clashes and incidents of arson took place over a Ram Navami procession at Raniganj in Burdwan district on March 26.(PTI Photo)

Ram Navami clashes: West Bengal govt sends report on violence to Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured, in intermittent violence involving Ram Navami processions at various places in West Bengal.
BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

Mamata calls on Sonia Gandhi, meets Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:01 AM IST
During the meeting, Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi are understood to have discussed the present political scenario and the strategy to defeat the BJP in the next general elections and in various state elections due this year.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.(PTI File Photo)

Opposition makes renewed efforts to ‘remove’ CJI Dipak Misra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 12:35 PM IST
The Opposition does not have the numbers to remove the CJI even if all other requirements of a complex constitutional process are met.
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee with Sharad Pawar and other NCP leaders, including Tariq Anwar and Praful Patel , after a meeting at Parliament house in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee with Sharad Pawar and other NCP leaders, including Tariq Anwar and Praful Patel , after a meeting at Parliament house in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee pitches for united opposition after meet with MPs, says it’s time for BJP to pack up and go

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 11:15 PM IST
In what is seen as a push for a Third Front grouping ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee called on Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut. She is also likely to meet Sonia Gandhi and disgruntled BJP leaders.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee in Delhi for Sharad Pawar’s dinner meet, expected to meet Sonia, Rahul

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Opposition parties are trying to make an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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