West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar lashes out at TMC govt for being made to use alternative gate, calls it 'insult to Constitution'
A drama unfolded at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Thursday as Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was made to wait outside the state Assembly as the gate designated for his entry was locked and the Speaker and staff were nowhere to be found
The West Bengal civic polls have baffled analysts as they have failed to explain how both the CPM and Congress were decimated to a big zero in terms of winnability
Sonika Chauhan death case: Actor Vikram Chatterjee arrested on charges of rash driving, to appear in court today
Kolkata police arrested Actor Vikram Chatterjee in connection to the death of Model Sonika Chauhan for a car crash on 29 April.
Six people have died and thirty others were critically injured after consuming toxic alcohol in Burdwan district of West Bengal, reports said.
A major clash CPM members and the "Bengal brigade" broke out at the three-day central committee meet, over the party's poll debacle. in West Bengal.
The new 294-member West Bengal state assembly will contain 41 ministers apart from Mamata Banerjee who is the chief minister
Seats for around 20,000 people have been arranged under a cover of about 10,000 square feet area on the venue.
A day after the defeat, Congress claimed the High Command had nothing to do with the alliance. All it did was to reluctantly accept the 'jote' formed by the party's local leadership. It takes superb command over the genre of slapstick comedy to pull off such a trick
But to Mamata's credit, she didn't rest on her laurels. Taking lessons from Left Front's debacle, she aggressively portrayed herself as the benefactor of socialist schemes.
CPI said the Left Front's electoral tactic of "non-aggression" with Congress in West Bengal assembly polls did not help communist parties.
West Bengal will have a woman chief minister for the second consecutive term, but the new 294-member state assembly will have only 40 women MLAs
With the dismal performance, it is CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury who is clearly in the line of fire.
BJP arrested a massive erosion in its vote share (in fact, compared to 4% in 2011 Assembly polls it actually registered a 6% rise) and in at least 50 of the 294-seat Assembly it aided the ruling party by cutting into anti-incumbency votes.
Corruption in West Bengal becomes a major issue only when there are no redeeming features to offset these charges
The Left might have won in Kerala, but losing West Bengal despite going for an alliance with the Congress has come as a big blow for the party that had ruled the state for more than three decades at a stretch.
The new West Bengal Assembly will have a batch of greenhorns from the world of films, music and sports rubbing shoulders with seasoned politicians.
One of the first things that Mamata said in the press conference that followed her thumping victory is that people has given a befitting reply to forces which wanted to vilify her. Today, not many can cross swords with her.
Mamata Banerjee, the stormy petrel of West Bengal politics, once again proved a master strategist decimating the new Left-Congress combination and the BJP all of whom sought to checkmate her return to power.
The electoral outcomes in three states – Assam, West Bengal and Kerala – have gone on expected lines, but Tamil Nadu sprung a surprise.
The Modi pull may have played only a marginal role in 2016, but in a national election the logic will work the other way.