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Kolkata: TMC supporters during West Bengal Disaster Management Minister and party candidate for Kasba Assembly constituency Javed Ahmed Khan's election campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)
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Bengal assembly elections: Amit Shah to hold rallies; TMC may release manifesto

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 08:26 AM IST
  • Amit Shah will address three rallies in 2 days ahead of the first phase of polls on March 27.
Incidents of violence are on the rise ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Incidents of violence are on the rise ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

1 killed, 5 injured in explosion in Bengal; BJP-TMC blame game follows

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:19 AM IST
  • Both the BJP and the the TMC have accused each other of resorting to violence in the run up to the assembly elections in West Bengal.
West Bengal’s deputy labour minister Zakir Hossain. Unidentified assailants hurled crude bombs at Hossain.(File photo)
West Bengal’s deputy labour minister Zakir Hossain. Unidentified assailants hurled crude bombs at Hossain.(File photo)

West Bengal minister injured in bomb attack rushed to Kolkata hospital

By Sreyasi Pal, Behrampore
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:25 PM IST
  • A senior police official said that a special team has been formed to crack the case, however, no one has been arrested so far.
There is strong speculation that Rajib Banerjee may join the BJP after his resignation from the state government.(@RajibBaitc/Twitter)
There is strong speculation that Rajib Banerjee may join the BJP after his resignation from the state government.(@RajibBaitc/Twitter)

TMC plays down Rajib Banerjee’s resignation amid murmur of brewing dissent

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:38 PM IST
  • BJP’s Barrackpore Lok Sabha member and Rajib Banerjee’s former colleague in the TMC, Arjun Singh said the young minister would be welcomed into the BJP if he decides to join.
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari(ANI file photo)
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari(ANI file photo)

Suvendu Adhikari accuses TMC of rigging in Lok Sabha polls

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:35 AM IST
  • Adhikari alleged that the ruling TMC pressured officials to not count the votes in 16 EVMs in Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency, due to which, the BJP candidate lost the polls narrowly.
Union home minister Amit Shah will launch a campaign against Mamata Banerjee in Bengal on March 1.(Hindustan Times Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah will launch a campaign against Mamata Banerjee in Bengal on March 1.(Hindustan Times Photo)

Amit Shah to launch ‘charge sheet’ against Mamata in Bengal, unruffled TMC ‘welcomes’ move

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The TMC, however, remained nonchalant and “welcomed” the move saying the move will allow the people of Bengal to question the BJP in turn.
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh says party will continue to press for NRC in West Bengal(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO/File)
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh says party will continue to press for NRC in West Bengal(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO/File)

Bengal BJP will not give up NRC demand, says Dilip Ghosh

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Ghosh was confident that the TMC’s high-voltage campaign on NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) will boomerang.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi and sought release of funds due to the state.(HT Photo)
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi and sought release of funds due to the state.(HT Photo)

In letter to PM Modi, Mamata seeks dues and drops a word on Bengal’s high growth

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 09:15 PM IST
The chief minister described the situation as “extraordinary” and said it was causing “great hardship” and creating “major difficulties” in meeting state’s obligations to the people of West Bengal.
A demonstrator dressed as Mahatma Gandhi waves a flag in Siliguri.(Photo: AFP)
A demonstrator dressed as Mahatma Gandhi waves a flag in Siliguri.(Photo: AFP)

In Trinamool vs Trinamool, Bengal leader accuses MLA of attempting to abduct his children

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Haque claimed that the kidnapping of his sons was attempted because he stood against corruption in road construction carried out by contractors employed by the TMC MLA.
Mamata Banerjee government refused governor Dhankar’s request for changes in his budget session opening speech.(HT Photo)
Mamata Banerjee government refused governor Dhankar’s request for changes in his budget session opening speech.(HT Photo)

Mamata govt rejects governor Dhankar’s suggestions for changes in his budget speech

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 11:11 PM IST
The budget session of an Assembly starts with the governor’s speech, followed by the finance minister’s presentation of the budget proposals and its passage as the Finance Bill, which requires the governor’s prior approval.
Mamata’s recent distancing from the Left and the Congress is being seen as a strategy to hurt the BJP in Bengal.(HT Photo)
Mamata’s recent distancing from the Left and the Congress is being seen as a strategy to hurt the BJP in Bengal.(HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee distancing from Left, Congress to split anti-TMC votes in Bengal, says BJP

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:22 PM IST
TMC started distancing itself from the Left and the Congress from January 7, when state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee dismissed the Left and the Congress’ proposal for passing a motion in the Assembly opposing CAA.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)

‘You are our guest, but...’: Mamata Banerjee raises CAA, NRC during courtesy meet with Modi

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:51 AM IST
Banerjee said she also raised the issue of funds due from the Centre and the prime minister promised to look into the issue once he returns to Delhi. The opposition, however, accused Mamata of having an understanding with Modi in private and taking a different stand in public.
BJP MP Dilip Ghosh at a BJP workshop on Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, in Kolkata on Friday(ANI Photo)
BJP MP Dilip Ghosh at a BJP workshop on Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, in Kolkata on Friday(ANI Photo)

Bengal BJP cites examples from the Arab world to counter anti-CAA sentiment among Muslims

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 05:42 AM IST
The strategy for Bengal comes in the wake of BJP national president Amit Shah’s announcement that the party will win the crucial 2021 Bengal assembly polls with a two-thirds majority.
Bengal Governor and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s relationship is frosty at best.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Bengal Governor and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s relationship is frosty at best.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Official parleys move to twitter as Governor-government spat continues in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee tweeted an official report on state-run universities meant for Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in a tit for tat response to Dhankar’s posting of an official letter by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the same platform on Saturday.
In the campaign, Mamata Banerjee asks people to refrain from violence while assuring that her government would not implement the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal.(ANI)
In the campaign, Mamata Banerjee asks people to refrain from violence while assuring that her government would not implement the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal.(ANI)

‘Misuse of public funds’: Bengal governor asks Mamata Banerjee to withdraw ad against CAA

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 03:18 AM IST
The Bengal governor said the amended act had been cleared by the Parliament and opposing it was unconstitutional and could lead to “anarchy”.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar have been at loggerheads recently.(HT Photo/File)
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar have been at loggerheads recently.(HT Photo/File)

Bengal governor says Mamata’s behavior left him ‘stumped’ and ‘bewildered’

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Dhankar’s comments on Wednesday follow similar accusation Banerjee made against the Governor on Tuesday.
Mamata Banerjee’s government is under attack from the BJP over alleged pro-Muslim tilt among OBC reservation beneficiaries(ANI Photo)
Mamata Banerjee’s government is under attack from the BJP over alleged pro-Muslim tilt among OBC reservation beneficiaries(ANI Photo)

BJP accuses Mamata of depriving Hindu OBCs, to campaign across Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 11:10 PM IST
The Mamata Banerjee government has repeatedly claimed to have brought 99 per cent of the state’s 27.05 per cent Muslim population within the ambit of reservation for OBCs.
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