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
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.
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
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.
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