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West Bengal elections 2021: In Junglemahal, endemic violence changes colour over the years
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West Bengal elections 2021: In Junglemahal, endemic violence changes colour over the years

The Junglemahal area — of which Jhargram is part — has become the symbol of poriborton (change) in Bengal. It is the state’s tribal heartland, and was once a Maoist hotbed.

BJP protests against death of party members in Bengal, mocks Mamata Banerjee with wheelchair rally
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BJP protests against death of party members in Bengal, mocks Mamata Banerjee with wheelchair rally

BJP has been claiming that at least 130 activists from the party have been murdered in the state in the past one year

Six BJP activists injured in bomb explosion in West Bengal's Gosaba, condition of two critical
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Six BJP activists injured in bomb explosion in West Bengal's Gosaba, condition of two critical

The police claimed that the explosion happened while the BJP activists were making a crude bomb inside a house, however, the family members of the injured alleged that they were attacked by local TMC members

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Kannur profile: State ports minister Kadannappally Ramachandran won seat in 2016
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Kannur profile: State ports minister Kadannappally Ramachandran won seat in 2016

Though the BJP-RSS has managed to build a serious presence in a few pockets in the Kannur district, the elections in the Kannur Assembly constituency have primarily been a fight between the UDF and LDF

Chandrababu Naidu under house arrest: Andhra BJP condemns YSRCP attack on cadre, asks CM Jagan to take immediate action
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Chandrababu Naidu under house arrest: Andhra BJP condemns YSRCP attack on cadre, asks CM Jagan to take immediate action

Accusing the ruling YSR Congress of attacking BJP workers in Palnadu, Lanka Dinakar on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy must take strict action against his party workers for carrying out such attacks in the region

Post-poll violence continues in West Bengal as mutilated body of BJP worker found in Malda; state unit blames TMC 'goons'
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Post-poll violence continues in West Bengal as mutilated body of BJP worker found in Malda; state unit blames TMC 'goons'

The mutilated body of Anil Singh, a BJP worker was found in Malda, West Bengal, within the English Bazar police station limits.

Sikkim reels under post-poll violence after SKM ends SDF's 25-year rule; police say situation under control
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Sikkim reels under post-poll violence after SKM ends SDF's 25-year rule; police say situation under control

The SDF has even alleged that family members of former Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling have been attacked.

BJP workers killed in West Bengal for their ideology, says Narendra Modi in Varanasi; TMC calls allegation baseless
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BJP workers killed in West Bengal for their ideology, says Narendra Modi in Varanasi; TMC calls allegation baseless

Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi Monday alleged that BJP workers in West Bengal were being killed only for their political ideology, a charge dismissed as baseless by the ruling Trinamool Congress

Priyanka Sharma has shown courage by making her support for BJP public, but lacks her own brand of expression
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Priyanka Sharma has shown courage by making her support for BJP public, but lacks her own brand of expression

In Mamata Banerjee's Bengal, courage and not merit seems to be making heroes out of anonymous people like Priyanka Sharma who resist her ways

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.

'Boomerang' that never came back: How the BJP rose to prominence in Bengal and pushed CPM to the fringes
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'Boomerang' that never came back: How the BJP rose to prominence in Bengal and pushed CPM to the fringes

The BJP, still in its nascent stage, had to cling on to the newcomers and give them the importance that these cadres never got in the CPM.

Political violence, bloodshed a 'big blot' for Kerala; 'no hope for change' unless police, administration show impartiality
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Political violence, bloodshed a 'big blot' for Kerala; 'no hope for change' unless police, administration show impartiality

Workers from the Congress and rival LDF have fought fierce clashes in Kerala for decades. The fighting has intensified since the RSS and BJP started trying to make inroads in the state.

India's history of hate needs retelling; secular paradigm has its own problems and requires revision
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India's history of hate needs retelling; secular paradigm has its own problems and requires revision

A new secular paradigm should not be afraid to admit Hindu and Muslim identities have deep roots

Attempted murder attack on Jagan Mohan Reddy triggers fear of revival of political violence in Andhra Pradesh
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Attempted murder attack on Jagan Mohan Reddy triggers fear of revival of political violence in Andhra Pradesh

In both Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema, the story of Telugu politics is rife with both staged attacks by party sympathisers, as well as a long trail of actual murders.

President Ram Nath Kovind stresses need to address political violence in Kerala, says it has no place in Constitution
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President Ram Nath Kovind stresses need to address political violence in Kerala, says it has no place in Constitution

The President referred to the violence in Kerala as "unfortunate", and said that it does little justice to the glorious traditions of the state.

West Bengal not new to political murders; after Congress, CPM, the baton seems to have passed to TMC
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West Bengal not new to political murders; after Congress, CPM, the baton seems to have passed to TMC

The recent deaths of two BJP workers is a reinforcement of the fact that the state machinery in West Bengal has been historically compromised to perpetuate political violence.

Tripura polls: 'Political violence to silence opponents stems from Left ideology,' Himanta Biswa Sarma tells Firstpost
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Tripura polls: 'Political violence to silence opponents stems from Left ideology,' Himanta Biswa Sarma tells Firstpost

Firstpost spoke to Himanta Biswa Sarma, who firmly believes that the BJP will not just win Tripura, but will also be part of the ruling coalitions in Meghalaya and Nagaland

Sitaram Yechury says political violence not CPM's culture, but party will defend cadres if they are attacked
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Sitaram Yechury says political violence not CPM's culture, but party will defend cadres if they are attacked

The CPM on Thursday said political violence was not the culture of the party, but if there are aberrations, necessary corrections will be made.

Tripura elections: Tiny state set to vote on 18 February as violence, blamegames mar campaign
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Tripura elections: Tiny state set to vote on 18 February as violence, blamegames mar campaign

Politics and violence bear an inextricable link in politics, and especially in the Left-ruled states of Kerala, West Bengal, and Tripura.

Kerala political killings are symptomatic of communist regimes' propensity to use violence as tool of state machinery
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Kerala political killings are symptomatic of communist regimes' propensity to use violence as tool of state machinery

It should be a matter of concern for all the citizens of the country as to why violence such as that seen in Kerala happens only under communist regimes.