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BJP claims two party workers were injured in firing by West Bengal Police for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' at TMC meeting in Bankura
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BJP claims two party workers were injured in firing by West Bengal Police for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' at TMC meeting in Bankura

On 13 June, over five people had sustained injuries in Bengal after violence erupted between student wings of TMC and BJP at Arambagh Kalikapur Netaji Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly allegedly over chanting of Jai Shri Ram slogan.

BJP's Sakshi Maharaj says Mamata Banerjee is from 'family of Hiranyakashyap', demon king who jailed people for saying 'Jai Shri Ram'
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BJP's Sakshi Maharaj says Mamata Banerjee is from 'family of Hiranyakashyap', demon king who jailed people for saying 'Jai Shri Ram'

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj compared Mamata Banerjee to 'demon king Hiranyakashyap', saying he had also put his son Prahlad behind bars for saying Jai Shri Ram.

BJP MP Arjun Singh will mail 10 lakh 'Jai Sri Ram' postcards to Mamata Banerjee, challenges Bengal CM to arrest all senders
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BJP MP Arjun Singh will mail 10 lakh 'Jai Sri Ram' postcards to Mamata Banerjee, challenges Bengal CM to arrest all senders

On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee lost her cool when a group of men chanted 'Jai Shri Ram' as her convoy was passing through Bhatpara area of North 24 Parganas district.

Serampore Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Serampore Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:

Serampore, an industrial zone in West Bengal, is one of the three constituencies in the state where voters from Hindi speaking states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are a major factor.

Jhargram Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Jhargram Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:

Jhargram constituency is dominated by the tribal electorate. Tribals constitute 30 percent of the population in this constituency. The Santhals are the most dominant tribe, as they account for 50 percent of the total tribal population in the state.

Bardhaman Purba Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Bardhaman Purba Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:

In 2009, CPM’s Anup Kumar Saha became an MP from Bardhaman Purba constituency. Sunil Kumar Mandal of the TMC won the seat in 2014 elections.

Barasat Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Barasat Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:

Barasat Lok Sabha constituency, which comes under the North 24 Paraganas district, has a sizeable chunk of Matua and Muslim voters.

Barrackpore Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Barrackpore Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:

A total of 22 percent of the Barrackpore population are people who originate from Hindi-speaking areas in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Muslims constitute 10 percent of the population.

Bangaon Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Bangaon Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:

The TMC has been winning the Bangaon seat since 2009 elections. The incumbent MP is Mamata Thakur, who won the 2015 by-poll to enter Parliament.

Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:
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Baharampur Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:

A Congress stronghold since last two decades, Baharampur in Murshidabad is dominated by Muslim voters, who constitute at least 63 percent of the population.

Asansol Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP's Babul Supriyo leads against TMC's Moon Moon Sen
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Asansol Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP's Babul Supriyo leads against TMC's Moon Moon Sen

Union Minister Babul Supriyo won the Asansol seat in the 2014 elections on BJP ticket, defeating the sitting MP Bansa Gopal Choudhary of the CPM.

Lok Sabha Election 2019, phase 7: West Bengal records 63.57 percent voter turnout in 9 Lok Sabha seats till 3 pm
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Lok Sabha Election 2019, phase 7: West Bengal records 63.57 percent voter turnout in 9 Lok Sabha seats till 3 pm

In the Kolkata South constituency of West Bengal, TMC candidate Mala Roy alleged that she was stopped from entering polling booths.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: TMC alleges central forces 'intimidating' voters as Bengal sees EVM malfunctions, violence yet again
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: TMC alleges central forces 'intimidating' voters as Bengal sees EVM malfunctions, violence yet again

West Bengal voted across all the seven phases of national polls, Sunday being the last one. All the earlier phases have witnessed poll violence with TMC and BJP trading blame over the issue. The counting of votes would take place on 23 May.

Won't apologise, nothing wrong in sharing a meme, says BJP worker Priyanka Sharma after release from Kolkata jail
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Won't apologise, nothing wrong in sharing a meme, says BJP worker Priyanka Sharma after release from Kolkata jail

BJP worker Priyanka Sharma on Wednesday asserted that she will not apolosise she sharing a meme of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook.

Release Priyanka Sharma or face contempt charges, Supreme Court warns West Bengal govt for keeping BJP worker in jail
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Release Priyanka Sharma or face contempt charges, Supreme Court warns West Bengal govt for keeping BJP worker in jail

The Supreme Court has warned the West Bengal government of contempt charges unless it orders the release of BJP worker Priyanka Sharma, arrested for sharing a meme of Mamata Banerjee.

Chronic political violence in West Bengal paints democracy in blood with Phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls a case in point
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Chronic political violence in West Bengal paints democracy in blood with Phase 6 of Lok Sabha polls a case in point

Going by the current trend in West Bengal politics, it appears violence is the only solution that parties, including the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP see to establish power.

'Will drag them from home and beat them like dogs': BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's threat to TMC workers
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'Will drag them from home and beat them like dogs': BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's threat to TMC workers

Ghatal Lok Sabha BJP candidate and former IPS Bharati Ghosh, on Saturday, threatened to beat TMC workers if they continue to torture BJP workers in the area.

Lok Sabha polls: Voters disillusioned by TMC infighting, corruption could deliver victory to BJP in West Bengal
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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.

BJP's West Bengal ambitions may be marred by lack of popular local face, fissures in state unit
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BJP's West Bengal ambitions may be marred by lack of popular local face, fissures in state unit

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
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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.