West Bengal

Post poll Terror in West Bengal

DURING the election campaign, the chief minister had threatened to extract toll by ‘every inch’ after the polls. She also had publicly threatened the police officers who tried to implement the rule of law, adhering to the election commission’s directives. The effect is clearly visible after the elections in West Bengal.

On Elections in West Bengal

THE result of the West Bengal assembly polls clearly puts TMC as the decisive winner. TMC has bagged more than 200 seats. Left Front has won 30 seats whereas Congress has got success in 45 constituencies. Dr Surjya Kanta Mishra, leader of opposition, has lost from Narayangarh constituency. Asok Bhattacharya, the mayor of Siliguri, has won from Siliguri assembly constituency. Dr Sujan Chakraborty, secretariat member of CPI(M) West Bengal state committee, has won comfortably from Jadavpur constituency.

Jadavpur University Targeted Yet Again by Saffron Brigade

JADAVPUR University, one of the most acclaimed academic institutions of the country, has once again been the target of the saffron brigade. The incident flared up with the screening of Vivek Agnihotri's film "Buddha in a Traffic Jam" at Jadavpur University campus on May 6, 2016. The permission of screening was cancelled by the Hall authority due to the ongoing election process. The rightist force with the banner of ABVP entered into the campus and started screening the said documentary without the permission of the authorities with the help of muscle flexing of the outsiders.

Singur: Once Again at Turning Point?

OUTWARDLY calm and serene, whether or not this lush green area along the National Highway-2, popularly called Delhi highway, becomes another turning point in the political history of West Bengal or not only time will tell. But a visit to this almost entirely rural constituency in Hooghly district makes one feel that come April 30 another turn, at least in the history of this area, may be in the offing here.

Bengal: Successfully Resisting Loot of Vote, Opposition Sees Victory

MASSIVE united resistance by people to TMC’s terror and intimidation ensured that the ruling party, unlike earlier elections, was not able to carry out large-scale loot of vote in the fourth phase polling in West Bengal on April 25 when more than one crore electorate exercised their franchise in 49 assembly constituencies – 33 in North 24-Paraganas district and 16 in Howrah district.

Modi-bhai’s Bengal Mission is to Save Didi-bhai: Yechury

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has made it a habit to go for campaigning on poll dates in areas adjoining those where polling is taking place and thus trying to influence voting through live telecast of his speeches. But in Bengal elections, he is not doing just that. People are, in fact, asking why the prime minister of the country is making so many election visits to a state where his party does not stand even ghost of a chance, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said at a huge gathering, mainly of peasants, in Namkhana in South 24-Parganas on April 23.

Mamata Banerjee Cries Revenge as People’s Mobilisation against TMC Grows

BELEAGUERED chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee is threatening to take revenge against opposition “by every inch” after the assembly polls. This has become her “war cry” in this year’s election. While this has exposed the authoritarian character of the Mamata Banerjee’s regime, people’s mobilisation against this regime is growing every day. As CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra has said in his public rallies, “People are advancing in metres and kilometres while the chief minister is gauging inches. History has taken top gear in West Bengal.”

Electoral Malpractices In West Bengal

A TWO member delegation of the CPI(M) consisting of Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary and central secretariat member Nilotpal Basu met the chief election commissioner and submitted a memorandum on April 12 to draw the attention of the commission to the extremely disturbing events on the second day of polling to West Bengal assembly elections.  The delegation expressed surprise at the statement and the press conference held by the deputy election commissioner of the ECI, Sandeep Saxena.  The extremely disturbing events on the second day of polling to West Bengal assembly elections we


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