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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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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will aim to win former Left bastion of Hooghly

Polling will be held in Hooghly Lok Sabha seat 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 03:14 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool’s Prasun Banerjee will look to score a hattrick in Howrah

Howrah will vote on May 6, the fifth of the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election. The result will be declared on May 23.
Voters rush a booth in Gautamdhara village under Angara block during polling for the Silli assembly constituency by election in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 28, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Voters rush a booth in Gautamdhara village under Angara block during polling for the Silli assembly constituency by election in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 28, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 03:18 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will look to win West Bengal’s Basirhat for the third time

Polling will be held in the general seat on the seventh and last phase of election on May 19. The counting of votes will be taken on May 23.
Bihar, India – Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes during the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls, outside a polling booth at Champanagar Tanti Bazar of Nathnagar, in Bihar, India on Monday, October 12, 2015.(HT Photo)
Bihar, India – Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes during the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls, outside a polling booth at Champanagar Tanti Bazar of Nathnagar, in Bihar, India on Monday, October 12, 2015.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: West Bengal’s Dum Dum will see Trinamool’s Saugata Roy try his luck again

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.
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)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:44 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi aims to get third term from Barrackpore

Polling will be held during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.
New Delhi, India-April 23, 2017: A man Ink mark a voter finger during the casting her vote for the MCD election 2017, in polling station no. 50, in East Delhi, India on Sunday, April 23, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India-April 23, 2017: A man Ink mark a voter finger during the casting her vote for the MCD election 2017, in polling station no. 50, in East Delhi, India on Sunday, April 23, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 02:47 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will look to retain Bangaon in West Bengal

Bangaon will vote on May 6 and result will be declared on May 23.
Ranchi, India - May 28, 2018:(FILE PHOTO) Voters rush a booth in Gautamdhara village under Angara block during polling for the Silli assembly constituency by election in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 28, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - May 28, 2018:(FILE PHOTO) Voters rush a booth in Gautamdhara village under Angara block during polling for the Silli assembly constituency by election in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 28, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 02:43 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Once a Left stronghold, Trinamool will aim to retain Krishnanagar in West Bengal

Voting will take place on April 29, on the fourth round of the seven-phase election, and counting on May 23.
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 02:08 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will aim to keep Cooch Behar seat

Partha Pratim Ray of the Trinamool Congress is the sitting member of Parliament from the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat, once a stronghold of the All India Forward Bloc.
Partha Pratim Ray of the Trinamool Congress is the sitting member of Parliament from the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat, once a stronghold of the All India Forward Bloc.(AP file photo)
Partha Pratim Ray of the Trinamool Congress is the sitting member of Parliament from the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat, once a stronghold of the All India Forward Bloc.(AP file photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 11:18 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will Trinamool keep Bankura?

The ruling party has now fielded Subrata Mukherjee from Bankura for the Lok Sabha election 2019. Sen will fight from Asansol, which is held by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Babul Supriyo
West Bengal’s Bankura Lok Sabha constituency was held by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) continuously since 1980 till 2014.(HT file photo)
West Bengal’s Bankura Lok Sabha constituency was held by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) continuously since 1980 till 2014.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will look to retain Bardhaman Purba seat in West Bengal

Polling in Bardhaman East will be held in the fourth phase of the seven-phased election in the state on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Polling in Bardhaman East will be held in the fourth phase of the seven-phased election in the state on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.(HT file photo)
Polling in Bardhaman East will be held in the fourth phase of the seven-phased election in the state on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.(HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 10:26 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Once a Left bastion, West Bengal’s Bishnupur is held by Trinamool

Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal goes to polls on May 12
Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal goes to polls on May 12(PTI file phot)
Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal goes to polls on May 12(PTI file phot)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee, Trinamool leader Shanku Panda join BJP

Veteran matinee idol Biswajit Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Monday in the presence of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other senior leaders.
Actor Biswajit Chatterjee during an event to he joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at party HQ, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Actor Biswajit Chatterjee during an event to he joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at party HQ, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 19, 2019 08:51 AM IST
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Opposition parties in Bengal demand central forces during Lok Sabha polls

West Bengal’s opposition parties on Thursday urged the Election Commission (EC) to deploy central forces in the state during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to ensure free and fair polling .
West Bengal’s opposition parties on Thursday urged the Election Commission (EC) to deploy central forces in the state during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to ensure free and fair polling .(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
West Bengal’s opposition parties on Thursday urged the Election Commission (EC) to deploy central forces in the state during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to ensure free and fair polling .(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySumanta Ray Chaudhuri

‘9 contenders for PM post at Mamata rally’: Amit Shah targets Opposition unity efforts

The BJP chief urged the people to vote for the party to make sure that illegal immigrants don’t enter the state and dared the West Bengal chief minister to make her stand clear on the Citizenship Bill
BJP president Amit Shah delivers his speech in ‘Save Bengal, Save Democracy’ rally in Malda on Tuesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah delivers his speech in ‘Save Bengal, Save Democracy’ rally in Malda on Tuesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 04:26 PM IST
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CPM MLA joins Trinamool in Bengal, 40th Opposition legislator to switch since 2011

Two-time CPI(M) legislator Abdur Razzak Mandal joined the Trinamool Congress on Thursday morning, partially offsetting the embarrassment of the West Bengal ruling party that expelled two of its Lok Sabha lawmakers on January 9, one of them after he joined the BJP in Delhi.
A school teacher by profession, Abdur Razzak Mandal was elected twice from Jalangi assembly constituency in Murshidabad district in 2011 and 2016 on a CPI(M) ticket even during the strong anti-Left sentiment in the state.(AP/Picture for representation)
A school teacher by profession, Abdur Razzak Mandal was elected twice from Jalangi assembly constituency in Murshidabad district in 2011 and 2016 on a CPI(M) ticket even during the strong anti-Left sentiment in the state.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Jan 17, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berhampore (West Bengal) | BySreyasi Pal

Parliament winter session highlights| ‘Landmark moment’, PM’s thank you tweet after lok Sabha clears 10% quota bill

On the last day of Lok Sabha’s winter session, the House passed Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 323 ‘ayes’. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society in higher educational institutions. The bill – which was passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting – will be taken up by the Rajya Sabha tomorrow. This is the first time that economic status would entitle a person to reservation benefit at a national level.Here are the highlights:

Updated on Jan 08, 2019 11:05 PM IST
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Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned briefly after protests by Trinamool Congress

Proceedings in Lok Sabha began on a stormy note, with Trinamool Congress leaders protesting against the detention of its party delegation to Assam over the issue of citizens’ registry. Ruckus by opposition leaders over the Assam NRC draft list has resulted in repeated in parliamentary adjournments this week. On Thursday, home minister Rajnath Singh also told Parliament that the government intends to pass a Bill on the SC/ST Act during the monsoon session. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the Supreme Court judgement regarding the Act was “very dangerous” for SC/ST people.Here are the Highlights on monsoon session of Parliament:

Home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Police plan legal action after video shows Trinamool MP assaulting constable at Assam airport

A policewoman was injured as Trinamool Congress leaders protested their detention at Silchar.
Constable Rubi Rani Das was among the police who detained Trinamool Congress leaders.(ANI photo)
Constable Rubi Rani Das was among the police who detained Trinamool Congress leaders.(ANI photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:08 AM IST
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Bengal woman forced to walk with garland of shoes for protesting against Trinamool

Angry Trinamool activists allegedly called her to the party office in the village and “punished” her by abusing her and making her wear a garland of shoes and walk around the village
The woman, in her thirties, is the wife of a former Trinamool Congress member of the Kankabati gram panchayat.(HT Photo)
The woman, in her thirties, is the wife of a former Trinamool Congress member of the Kankabati gram panchayat.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 06:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

BJP makes a mark in former Maoist belt of Bengal

BJP has captured panchayats at Binpur, Belatikri, Sijua and Ramgarh — all in Lalgarh area where the Maoists had carved out ‘a state within a state’ during 2009-2010.
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya & Koushik Dutta, Kolkata/midnapore

Bengal rural polls: Trinamool sets record winning 27% seats uncontested

The Opposition says a ‘conspiracy’ and strong arm tactics are behind the Trinamool Congress’ formidable record of victories.
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Damurjala Stadium in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Damurjala Stadium in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 02:32 PM IST
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