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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the foundation of TMC is as deep-rooted as a banyan tree.(ANI)

‘Those who are leaving the party know...’: Mamata’s dig at turncoats

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Some dacoits of Chambal and goons from outside have entered Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said.
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Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee addressing the gathering at protest against new farm laws, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo road, in Kolkata, West Bengal on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee addressing the gathering at protest against new farm laws, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo road, in Kolkata, West Bengal on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Are home minister, PM of India outsiders?: Minister hits out at Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The minister’s comments come in the backdrop of an attack on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) convoy, including the party’s national president JP Nadda, in West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas district on Thursday.
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BJP national president JP Nadda said he was lucky to have survived the attack because of his bulletproof vehicle.(PTI Photo)
BJP national president JP Nadda said he was lucky to have survived the attack because of his bulletproof vehicle.(PTI Photo)

JP Nadda’s cavalcade stoned in Abhishek Banerjee’s constituency in Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The assault on top Central and Bengal BJP leaders was telecast live by several Bengali news channels. Vehicles of some media houses were also damaged in the attack.
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Moitra has been under fire from media for her disparaging remarks against local press, made at a party event.(Courtesy- Twitter@MahuaMoitra)
Moitra has been under fire from media for her disparaging remarks against local press, made at a party event.(Courtesy- Twitter@MahuaMoitra)

TMC MP Mahua Moitra draws flak, media boycott for ‘2 paisa’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Moitra later backed her ‘2 paisa’ media slur as ‘accurate’ in a tweet where she also acknowledged that her comments were ‘hurtful’. Her party leaders have distanced from her position.
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West Bengal BJP leaders said that their outreach would be the second phase of the Aar Noy Anyay campaign against Mamata Banerjee government.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal BJP leaders said that their outreach would be the second phase of the Aar Noy Anyay campaign against Mamata Banerjee government.(PTI Photo)

BJP targets 10M Bengal households to counter TMC govt’s biggest outreach

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:55 AM IST
BJP’s move comes in the wake of Mamata Banerjee government’s biggest outreach drive to take services to the citizens doorsteps over the next two months.
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Dutta has openly expressed his opposition to Prashant Kishore’s organisation’s influence on TMC politics.(Courtesy- Twitter-@SilbhadraDutta)
Dutta has openly expressed his opposition to Prashant Kishore’s organisation’s influence on TMC politics.(Courtesy- Twitter-@SilbhadraDutta)

After Suvendu Adhikari, another disgruntled TMC MLA fans speculation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:25 PM IST
TMC district president and food and supplies minister Jyotipriyo Mullick confirmed that Dutta is aggrieved with certain decisions of the party.
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Police said the deceased was killed after he stepped out of his home around midnight.(AFP Photo/Representative image)
Police said the deceased was killed after he stepped out of his home around midnight.(AFP Photo/Representative image)

TMC worker murdered in Bengal industrial belt was a criminal, says BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:11 PM IST
Two TMC leaders have contradicted each other while commenting on the murder. While one suggested that the TMC worker had been killed by BJP workers, other distanced the party from the deceased while calling him a criminal.
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Two local residents, Biplab Karmakar and Parimal Burman, were injured when they tried to save the BJP worker.(HT File Photo)
Two local residents, Biplab Karmakar and Parimal Burman, were injured when they tried to save the BJP worker.(HT File Photo)

BJP worker murdered in north Bengal; party accuses TMC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:01 PM IST
BJP leader has alleged that TMC was regularly targeting BJP leaders in West Bengal. TMC has however denied involvement.
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked for a report on the incident from Bengal home secretary and Bengal top cop.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked for a report on the incident from Bengal home secretary and Bengal top cop.(PTI Photo)

BJP MP alleges ill-treatment by cops, governor has advice for Mamata govt

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 11:02 AM IST
BJP MP claims he was retained by over 20 minutes by the state police while on his way to attend the funeral of Indian Army soldier Subodh Ghosh.
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Mamata Banerjee has directed the Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police to strengthen their cyber-crime cells to fight fake news among others.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mamata Banerjee has directed the Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police to strengthen their cyber-crime cells to fight fake news among others.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

TMC anticipates spurt in fake news ahead of Bengal polls, draws a counter

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:10 AM IST
TMC fears that appointment of Amit Malviya, BJP’s IT Cell chief as the co-incharge for Bengal ahead of assembly elections indicates the BJP will be aggressive on social media.
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Political strategist Prashant Kishor’s role and authority within the TMC has come into question after some recent changes in party.(PTI Photo)
Political strategist Prashant Kishor’s role and authority within the TMC has come into question after some recent changes in party.(PTI Photo)

TMC MLAs question Prashant Kishor; rebel says Mamata Banerjee no more in control

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:31 PM IST
There’s resentment among some MLAs in TMC that organisational decisions have been left to Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee and Prashant Kishor.
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Earlier this month, Union home minister Amit Shah was on a two-day visit to Bengal to take stock of the party’s organisational preparedness.(PTI Photo)
Earlier this month, Union home minister Amit Shah was on a two-day visit to Bengal to take stock of the party’s organisational preparedness.(PTI Photo)

Bihar battle won, BJP turns focus to Bengal, vows to transform it into Gujarat

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Amit Shah’s visit to West Bengal in November has helped settle frayed nerves in the state unit of the BJP as the party gets ready for poll battle 2021.
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Bimal Gurung says his faction will decide on alliance for 2024 Lok Sabha polls after assessing which party is supporting their cause.(AFP Photo/File)
Bimal Gurung says his faction will decide on alliance for 2024 Lok Sabha polls after assessing which party is supporting their cause.(AFP Photo/File)

Gurung’s re-emergence, alliance with TMC raises questions unanswered

By Tanmay Chatterjee and Pramod Giri | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Siliguri
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Political parties in Bengal seem to be assessing how Gurung’s return from exile will play out before the assembly election in 2021.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in commencement of Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata virtually via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in commencement of Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata virtually via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi’s Bengal poll pitch hinges on delivery of development, promise of change

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reeled off data on the number of beneficiaries in West Bengal of Central government welfare programmes.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address will be live streamed at select Puja pandals in the state.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address will be live streamed at select Puja pandals in the state.(PTI Photo)

PM Narendra Modi to address Bengal on Durga Puja as BJP gets into poll mode

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Bengal BJP leaders say campaign for Bengal assembly elections will pick up further speed after the festivals are over.
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West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee has declared two days holiday for Nabanna staff for sanitisation.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee has declared two days holiday for Nabanna staff for sanitisation.(PTI Photo)

Bengal govt cites Shaheen Bagh ruling, Covid to stop BJP’s ‘Nabanna March’

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee had supported Shaheen Bagh protest in Delhi, held against the CAA.
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Home Minister Amit Shah.(ANI)
Home Minister Amit Shah.(ANI)

Amit Shah to lead Bengal BJP in 2021 assembly polls: State leaders

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 05:01 PM IST
BJP leaders said Shah took special care of the Bengal BJP unit when he was party president and has selected each member of the state committee that is responsible for the party’s poll management next year
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Tarpan rituals were performed to pay respects to the departed souls of workers killed in political violence in Bengal.(ANI Photo)
Tarpan rituals were performed to pay respects to the departed souls of workers killed in political violence in Bengal.(ANI Photo)

BJP, TMC pay homage to dead workers in grim reminder of Bengal political violence

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Clashes were reported even on the day when tributes were being paid to victims of political violences.
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BJP president JP Nadda (Courtesy: twitter.com/BJP4India)
BJP president JP Nadda (Courtesy: twitter.com/BJP4India)

‘Didi a barrier between people of Bengal and schemes for needy’: JP Nadda attacks Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 01:34 PM IST
The BJP president also slammed ‘champions of democracy sitting in Delhi’ for staying silent on alleged killings of over 100 saffron party workers in the state.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been a vocal critic of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been a vocal critic of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI Photo)

Congress’ Bengal president pick sends clear message to Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has a bit of a history with the Trinamool Congress and his appointment is likely to see both parties be at loggerheads with each other in Bengal.
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