Since the 2009 polls, the Jadavpur seat is being held by the TMC. Sugata Bose is the sitting MP from Jadavpur. The seat is also significant for having elected stalwarts like Indrajit Gupta of the CPI, Somnath Chatterjee of the CPM and current chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Police arrested a Naxalite leader, the main accused in the movement against a proposed power grid in Bhangar of South 24 Parganas district, from Bhubaneswar on Thursday, a senior official said.
TMC activists clash with protesters agitating against power grid project in West Bengal; vehicles set ablaze, several injured
Several people were injured as clashes broke out between protesters agitating against a power grid project and Trinamool Congress activists in West Bengal
A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead in South 24 Parganas district's Bhangar in West Bengal on Sunday, causing the political temperature in the region to soar again.
"I don't bow down to threats. If I am threatened, I know how to get the work done," Mamata Banerjee said.
Ragpickers help clean up a significant proportion of the 62 million tonnes of waste generated annually in India, but despite that they are ill-treated often work without any job security or help from the government
As cops kept things under tight control, TMC infighting came to the fore. Marxist-turned TMC leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who joined Mamata Banerjee's party in February this year, brought charges of sabotage against party colleague Arabul Islam.