articles by Debjyoti Chakraborty


Political violence in West Bengal: BJP making dent in TMC's vote bank may exacerbate situation

The cycle of political violence in West Bengal portends to persist long after the 2019 general elections are over.


Poll violence in West Bengal: A look at why political parties in the state accept violence as sole tool to fight elections

What West Bengal is witnessing today, the rest of India already witnessed yesterday. The posit may sound a little trite, but is, sadly, true


Fear of 'illegal immigrants' spurs violence in West Bengal border towns; BJP cries conspiracy behind Bangladeshi settlers

Almost all the Opposition parties, from the CPM to the Bharatiya Janata Party, allege that the Bengal countryside, especially the border districts, has practically been overrun by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh


'Boomerang' that never came back: How the BJP rose to prominence in Bengal and pushed CPM to the fringes

The BJP, still in its nascent stage, had to cling on to the newcomers and give them the importance that these cadres never got in the CPM.


Lok Sabha polls: Why deploying more central security forces won't stop oppression of West Bengal voters

Why has poll violence gradually become the rule rather than an exception in West Bengal?


Mamata Banerjee vs Narendra Modi: As Lok Sabha election kicks into full swing, war of words escalates

The war of words between Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi and Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee rages on


Lok Sabha Election: Mann Ghising forgets bitter past to upset Mamata Banerjee's Darjeeling plans, joins father's bete noire Bimal Tamang

Although this much was always expected, the sudden U-turn by Mann, the son of the founder-leader of the Gorkha National Liberation Front, Subhash Ghising, has surprised all.