Lok Sabha polls: Voters disillusioned by TMC infighting, corruption could deliver victory to BJP in West Bengal
The walls of huts are painted with pink lotuses and the graffiti reads “vote for BJP.” Saffron flags are ubiquitous, dangling from branches of trees, peeping out of windows and sticking out of doors.
Crowd enthusiasm is certainly one measure of voter interest, but it is not the only measure and it is not a reliable indicator of a party’s prospects at the electoral hustings. This is truer even more in West Bengal where BJP’s organisational strength and grassroots structure do not match its expectations
BJP making inroads in Bengal clear from crowd at Modi's Kolkata rally; TMC's minority appeasement policy a factor
The crowd at Narendra Modi's rally at Kolkata must have the BJP mighty pleased as its strength matched that of public rallies held by former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, or even the incumbent, Mamata Banerjee.
Citizenship issue unlikely to benefit Congress in North East, will only remind voters of party's failure to arrest influx of immigrants
Congress raising the illegal immigrant issue will only help refreshing memory of gory days for Assam, a condition likely to go against the interests of the Grand Old Party in the region. Secondly, it is also likely to remind the voters of the failures of the Congress party in arresting the influx from Bangladesh.
Assam NRC final draft released today: Security heightened statewide, 41 lakh names missing from list
Assam released the final draft of the NRC today. With 41 lakh people left out of the list, the state has beefed up security at NRC centres.
Final NRC draft released today: Citizenship test in Assam rattles Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre; 'govt is trying to finish us off'
National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has put the Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre on edge.
Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state
Assam Assembly Polls: In the Barak Valley region, India's policy on Bangladeshi immigrants overshadows all other issues
Both the Congress and the BJP have made the issue of shelter to Hindu Bangladeshis as their major poll planks in Assam's Barak Valley region
The RSS says its membership is growing. RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale predicted the number of RSS branches in West Bengal would rise to 1,200 next year from 650 in 2013. There is no independent measure of RSS membership.