articles by Garga Chatterjee

Politics

West Bengal polls: Dismal political representation of women is a persistent feature

In the West Bengal polls, sexual violence against women has been an important charge that opposition parties have hurled against the Trinamool

Politics

West Bengal polls: Meet the man behind the unlikely CPM-Congress alliance

The present CPI(M) — Congress(I) alliance, that has made the West Bengal elections far from an one-sided affair, owes a lot to the Siliguri model and to Ashoke Bhattacharya.

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West Bengal polls: CPM-Congress alliance makes perfect sense in terms of electoral maths

While an alliance between the CPM and the Congress can be painted as opportunistic and unprincipled from an ideological standpoint, politics is also the art of survival

Politics

Whether Sarada or Narada: TMC's corruption is not new knowledge and won't hugely affect outcome of this election

Even before the still unverified but widely believed to be authentic footage by Narada showing top Trinamool leaders, including some very senior ministers and MPs, accepting bundles of hard cash and talking indiscreetly about various deals and fixings, the Trinamool did not exactly enjoy a public perception of being an incorruptible party.

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Trinamool's win in 2011, if read as a defeat of leftist politics in Bengal, is a misjudgement

The victory of the Trinamool Congress in 2011, if read as a defeat of leftist politics in Bengal, is a misjudgement