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MHA team conduct investigation on post-poll violence in West Bengal, in Birbhum. (PTI Photo)

Bengal govt seeks recall of Calcutta high court order on post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 09:53 PM IST
  • The court passed the order on Friday taking into account the PILs on post-poll violence.
In the West Bengal Assembly polls, the TMC bagged 213 seats against the BJP’s 77.(File photo)
In the West Bengal Assembly polls, the TMC bagged 213 seats against the BJP’s 77.(File photo)

SC to hear plea seeking SIT probe into alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 11:28 AM IST
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of "targeted killings", the Mamata Banerjee-led party said the BJP was spreading fake news on social media.
MHA team conduct investigation on post-poll violence in West Bengal, in Birbhum. (PTI Photo)
MHA team conduct investigation on post-poll violence in West Bengal, in Birbhum. (PTI Photo)

Post poll violence: SC to hear plea for direction to Centre, WB to stop exodus

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 01:56 PM IST
A vacation bench of Justices Vineet Saran and B R Gavai was told by senior advocate Pinky Anand that more than one lakh people have been displaced due to the poll-related violence in West Bengal.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee interacts with Governor Jagdeep Dhankar during the swearing-in ceremony of the new minister of the State, at the Raj Bhavan, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee interacts with Governor Jagdeep Dhankar during the swearing-in ceremony of the new minister of the State, at the Raj Bhavan, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo)

'Signals end of democracy': Bengal governor spotlights post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The governor said that the real ground situation has been masked and the elected government will have to address the grim reality, reported news agency ANI.
MHA officials at North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. (ANI)
MHA officials at North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. (ANI)

Four-member team from Centre in Bengal to investigate post-poll violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:12 PM IST
  • The four-member team, led by an additional secretary of the home ministry, is tasked with looking into reasons for the violence which took the lives of at least 16 people.
This scribe's photo was used by the BJP IT cell to claim that a BJP party worker has been killed. (YouTube/BharatiyaJanataParty)
This scribe's photo was used by the BJP IT cell to claim that a BJP party worker has been killed. (YouTube/BharatiyaJanataParty)

BJP shares photo of scribe, claims him to be party cadre killed in clashes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:24 PM IST
Abhro, who lives in the national capital region, also shared the screenshot of the video from Facebook and also shared the link along with the tweet.
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)

PM Modi calls Bengal Governor, BJP goes to SC on post-poll clashes

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:24 AM IST
The BJP has announced a nationwide agitation on the issue on Wednesday, coinciding with TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s oath-taking ceremony in Kolkata.
Kangana Ranaut has often lashed out against Twitter.
Kangana Ranaut has often lashed out against Twitter.

Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account 'permanently suspended' after incendiary tweets

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • Actor Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account was suspended on Tuesday, after she posted a series of tweets in reaction to the recent West Bengal election results. Twitter said that she has been found to repeatedly violate the platform's rules.
TMC won 213 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 77 in the state polls. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
TMC won 213 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 77 in the state polls. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Poll official threatened in Nandigram, says Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Nandigram’s results were shrouded in confusion on Sunday even as the TMC raced ahead in other seats.
BJP office and shops vandalized by unidentified people, in Ghoshpara road of Bhatpara on Monday. (ANI Photo)
BJP office and shops vandalized by unidentified people, in Ghoshpara road of Bhatpara on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Row after several killed in violence post Bengal polls

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:23 AM IST
The violence prompted Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to summon the state’s director general of police.
BJP supporters at a rally in Kolkata on April 5. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
BJP supporters at a rally in Kolkata on April 5. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)

West Bengal polls: BJP poll machine fails to deliver in its ‘final frontier’

By Prashant Jha, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:30 AM IST
  • In West Bengal in 2021, it didn’t. And it didn’t because the script collided with another script, offered by the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) — of a woman chief minister who was rooted to the soil, of Bengali sub-nationalism resisting central encroachment
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi speaks in a video message in New Delhi. (PTI)
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi speaks in a video message in New Delhi. (PTI)

Sonia Gandhi congratulates Mamata Banerjee, MK Stalin for poll win

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 07:24 AM IST
The counting of votes, which began at 8 am on Sunday, is still being counted in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
All India Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) victory in West Bengal has belied all predictions(AFP)
All India Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) victory in West Bengal has belied all predictions(AFP)

Four key messages from the election results

By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:32 AM IST
  • There is no denying the fact that TMC’s big victory is a huge achievement for Mamata Banerjee, especially when seen in the backdrop of the reverses her party suffered in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
At an AC-wise level, the TMC and BJP lead in 164 and 121 ACs in 2019, while the Left-Congress alliance lead in nine. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
At an AC-wise level, the TMC and BJP lead in 164 and 121 ACs in 2019, while the Left-Congress alliance lead in nine. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

TMC covers ground after Lok Sabha polls fright

By Abhishek Jha, Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:32 AM IST
  • The trends indicate that the TMC has made gains since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the BJP has lost ground.
A BJP party office at Arambagh was set ablaze where the party’s candidate Madhusudan Bag defeated TMC’s Sujata Mondal by around 7,100 votes.. (ANI Photo)
A BJP party office at Arambagh was set ablaze where the party’s candidate Madhusudan Bag defeated TMC’s Sujata Mondal by around 7,100 votes.. (ANI Photo)

Violence breaks out, BJP party office torched in Bengal

PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:18 AM IST
  • Houses and vehicles of some Bharatiya Janata Party candidates were allegedly attacked and a party office at Arambagh was set on fire.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow in Kolkata. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(HT_PRINT)
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow in Kolkata. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(HT_PRINT)

Mamata Banerjee, a street fighter who’s now beaten Left, Right, Centre

By Prashant Jha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:31 AM IST
  • The TMC chief may now aspire for a greater national role: in challenging Centre and seeking a bigger role for states, or working with non-BJP forces to create a political coalition for 2024
A three-member Trinamool Congress delegation also met chief electoral officer Aariz Aftab in Kolkata on Sunday to ask for a recount of votes in Nandigram, where Banerjee lost. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI)
A three-member Trinamool Congress delegation also met chief electoral officer Aariz Aftab in Kolkata on Sunday to ask for a recount of votes in Nandigram, where Banerjee lost. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI)

After victory, Mamata Banerjee says will move top court against poll body

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 05:50 AM IST
  • “I had been saying that BJP won’t even get 70 seats. Even if they manage 75-80 seats, it is because of the ECI. Central forces tortured people in villages and didn’t allow people to vote freely. They posted officers of their choice and resorted to hooliganism,” Banerjee said.
Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate their party’s victory in the assembly elections, in South Dinajpur district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate their party’s victory in the assembly elections, in South Dinajpur district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Assembly Elections 2021: Bengal vocal for local

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 04:35 AM IST
  • Riding on a mix of welfare delivery, Bengali sub-nationalism, Banerjee’s own popularity and connect with the grassroots, and substantial minority consolidation, the TMC won — but Banerjee lost her own fiercely fought assembly battle in Nandigram
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses supporters in Kolkata after her party’s victory in the assembly polls (PTI Photo)(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses supporters in Kolkata after her party’s victory in the assembly polls (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Didi braves BJP storm to pull off a win for the ages

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 05:59 AM IST
On Sunday, the 66-year-old political maverick, who began her career as a youth leader and clawed her way up the ranks, pulled off an extraordinary victory that was as significant, if not more hard-fought, than her watershed 2011 ouster of the 34-year-old communist rule.
Political analyst and CSDS’ former director Sanjay Kumar said the BJP made a very careful choice in fielding Lok Sabha MPs (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Political analyst and CSDS’ former director Sanjay Kumar said the BJP made a very careful choice in fielding Lok Sabha MPs (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)

BJP’s parachuting leaders fail to weather TMC storm

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:22 AM IST
The BJP decided to field prominent candidates in the form of four parliamentarians, Dasgupta, Chatterjee, Supriyo and Nisith Pramanik for the polls.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was defeated by her protégé-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram. (ANI Photo)
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was defeated by her protégé-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram. (ANI Photo)

Suvendu Adhikari wins key contest in Bengal, most other turncoats lose

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Psephologists and political commentators said that at least 140 TMC leaders including around 37 legislators joined the BJP since 2017.
The TMC’s win is its third successive one in the state and tightens Mamata Banerjee’s hold over the state. (ANI Photo)
The TMC’s win is its third successive one in the state and tightens Mamata Banerjee’s hold over the state. (ANI Photo)

How Didi can remain CM despite losing Nandigram

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi/kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 07:49 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee will get six months to get elected from any Bengal constituency in a by-poll to hold on to the CM’s chair.
Mithun Chakraborty attended roadshows for Babul Supriyo at Tollygunge, in Kolkata, (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Mithun Chakraborty attended roadshows for Babul Supriyo at Tollygunge, in Kolkata, (Samir Jana/HT Photo)

'Won't congratulate', 'cruel lady': Babul Supriyo writes on FB, then deletes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Both Babul Supriyo and Locket Chatterjee's performance has been surprising to the BJP leadership.
BJP party office being torched to fire by alleged TMC goons. (ANI Photo)
BJP party office being torched to fire by alleged TMC goons. (ANI Photo)

BJP's office in Bengal on fire, Sitharaman wishes for party workers' safety

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 07:44 PM IST
The quoted tweet had visuals of the BJP's office on fire. The party has accused the TMC of violence, the winning party has denied all the allegations.
Election strategist Prashant Kishor(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Election strategist Prashant Kishor(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

News updates from HT: After election wins, Prashant Kishore wants to quit

PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 05:06 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
West Bengal Election Results 2021: A TMC supporter holds a placard outside West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's residence during the counting of votes in Kolkata on Sunday(PTI)
West Bengal Election Results 2021: A TMC supporter holds a placard outside West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's residence during the counting of votes in Kolkata on Sunday(PTI)

Bengal assembly elections: BJP heavyweights, TMC turncoats fail to make a dent

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 02:37 PM IST
All eyes are now set on the battleground constituency of Nandigram where incumbent West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was trailing by a narrow margin to her ex-aide, BJP's Suvendhu Adhikari.
Exit polls have predicted a close contest between the TMC and BJP, who trained guns at each other during massive election rallies that were later criticised for being conducted during the worrisome wave of the Covid-19 pandemic
Exit polls have predicted a close contest between the TMC and BJP, who trained guns at each other during massive election rallies that were later criticised for being conducted during the worrisome wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

West Bengal Assembly Election Results: TMC ahead of BJP, crosses majority mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 09:15 AM IST
After a close fight in the beginning of the counting, trends at 11am showed the ruling Trinamool Congress was leading in 162 seats. The coalition of Left parties, Congress and ISF was trailing at a distant third with three seats.
Suvendu Adhikari, after joining the BJP, had vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram by more than 50,000 votes, placing his career in politics on the bet. (File Photo)
Suvendu Adhikari, after joining the BJP, had vowed to defeat Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram by more than 50,000 votes, placing his career in politics on the bet. (File Photo)

Mamata wins Nandigram by 1,200 votes after a close contest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari have set the stage in the assembly constituency of Nandigram for one of the most-watched electoral battles in West Bengal's electoral history
Netaji Indoor Stadium getting ready for the counting of votes of the West Bengal Assembly election, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Netaji Indoor Stadium getting ready for the counting of votes of the West Bengal Assembly election, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Counting of votes begins for assembly elections in four states, one UT

UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Given the scale of these assembly election results, the outcome of the polls is likely to have implications for politics at a national level. The EC guaranteed that all necessary precautions and safety measures will be undertaken during the vote-counting process, keeping the raging pandemic in mind.
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