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Bengal bypoll results: BJP's vote share rises, but party is long way from challenging Mamata's hegemony
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Bengal bypoll results: BJP's vote share rises, but party is long way from challenging Mamata's hegemony

If West Bengal follows BJP's Hindutva model, its new-found gains would be more sustainable than it was in the 2014 Lok Sabha Election, but then TMC leader Mamata Banerjee won't won't give up her space without a fight either

Mamata Banerjee all set to be sworn in: Here's the who's-who of her cabinet
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Mamata Banerjee all set to be sworn in: Here's the who's-who of her cabinet

The new 294-member West Bengal state assembly will contain 41 ministers apart from Mamata Banerjee who is the chief minister

Elaborate security blanket for Mamata's swearing-in ceremony
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Elaborate security blanket for Mamata's swearing-in ceremony

Seats for around 20,000 people have been arranged under a cover of about 10,000 square feet area on the venue.

West Bengal Assembly: Muslim candidates from TMC and Congress increase, Left's share plunges by half
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West Bengal Assembly: Muslim candidates from TMC and Congress increase, Left's share plunges by half

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) had 13 Muslim lawmakers in 2011. Now it has only eight.

West Bengal poll verdict: 'Non-aggression' with Congress hurt Left Front, says CPI
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West Bengal poll verdict: 'Non-aggression' with Congress hurt Left Front, says CPI

CPI said the Left Front's electoral tactic of "non-aggression" with Congress in West Bengal assembly polls did not help communist parties.

Assembly elections 2016: Here's most of what you don't need to know
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Assembly elections 2016: Here's most of what you don't need to know

India’s 2016 voting season, a breakneck schedule of five Assembly elections — one of which was spread across more phases than the CPM won seats in West Bengal (just kidding, but you get the idea) — that began on 4 April, finally came to a conclusion on Thursday

For the Left, it is a battle for an ideological survival, writes Arun Jaitley
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For the Left, it is a battle for an ideological survival, writes Arun Jaitley

For the Left, it is a battle for an ideological survival. Extreme positions espoused by a few in the Universities of Jadavpur and JNU cannot be a mainstream agenda of India.

Saradha, Narada don't matter: Benefits outweigh corruption in West Bengal
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Saradha, Narada don't matter: Benefits outweigh corruption in West Bengal

Corruption in West Bengal becomes a major issue only when there are no redeeming features to offset these charges

A sense of dèja vu: How TV election analysis errs time and time again
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A sense of dèja vu: How TV election analysis errs time and time again

Thursday's television analysis repeated four fatal errors of election analysis that I have seen (and sometimes participated in, I'm ashamed to say) over the past two decades

Assembly Election 2016: Which candidates lost big time this poll season
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Assembly Election 2016: Which candidates lost big time this poll season

While elections are supposed to be about expecting the unexpected, here's a look at the candidates who lost despite the stars being in their favour.

Didi, Amma return; mummy and son suffer setback: Key takeaways from 2016 Assembly elections
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Didi, Amma return; mummy and son suffer setback: Key takeaways from 2016 Assembly elections

The final results for the election in four states and one Union Territory are yet to be announced but the outcome is pretty clear to by now and it was a helluva roller-coaster.

BJP corrects its past mistakes: Congress-mukt Bharat within reach
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BJP corrects its past mistakes: Congress-mukt Bharat within reach

The Modi pull may have played only a marginal role in 2016, but in a national election the logic will work the other way.

West Bengal polls: Mamata most discussed politician on Facebook this election season
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West Bengal polls: Mamata most discussed politician on Facebook this election season

During Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, BJP was the most discussed political party while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee the most talked about political leader on Facebook.

Mamata and media in Bengal: Dear ABP news, crossing Didi is not a one-way street
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Mamata and media in Bengal: Dear ABP news, crossing Didi is not a one-way street

ABP is one of Bengal’s few successful enterprises and Mamata Banerjee will surely think twice before doing it permanent harm

Mamata redux? West Bengal exit polls indicate the irrelevance of vocal middle-class
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Mamata redux? West Bengal exit polls indicate the irrelevance of vocal middle-class

If Bengal is indeed in her bag, Mamata could be well on her way to Delhi in 2019. She has made her ambition quite clear on multiple occasions.

Exit polls: BJP to end Gogoi's rule in Assam, Mamata to win Bengal, limbo in TN
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Exit polls: BJP to end Gogoi's rule in Assam, Mamata to win Bengal, limbo in TN

Exit polls are divided over Tamil Nadu but predict that BJP will win Assam, the Left Kerala, the DMK Puducherry, and TMC West Bengal

Corruption issues will have little effect in the electoral outcomes in states
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Corruption issues will have little effect in the electoral outcomes in states

There are not many instances when a political party has lost an election roundly in a state on account of corruption charges. Take the case of Lalu Yadav.

West Bengal 2016: After six-phase polls, it is time for family and friends
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West Bengal 2016: After six-phase polls, it is time for family and friends

After the marathon six-phase West Bengal Assembly polls ended on 5 May, politicians and celeb nominees are now spending their time with family and friends.

West Bengal polls: Curtains fall on final phase as Central forces court flak for 'excess'
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West Bengal polls: Curtains fall on final phase as Central forces court flak for 'excess'

Given West Bengal's tradition of blood smeared elections, it is understandable why the Central forces may have wanted to err on the side of caution.