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West Bengal polls: Kanhaiya Kumar's failed Bihar debut may have lessons for Aishe Ghosh
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West Bengal polls: Kanhaiya Kumar's failed Bihar debut may have lessons for Aishe Ghosh

Kanhaiya also conceded that a lack of cadre base and poor organisational strength in the state also contributed to his defeat. He has since set his base in Begusarai in an effort to establish a connection with people in his hometown

West Bengal Assembly Election: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF seals deal with Left in 30 seats, talks on with Congress
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West Bengal Assembly Election: Abbas Siddiqui's ISF seals deal with Left in 30 seats, talks on with Congress

According to sources in Congress, the ISF has demanded a few seats in Malda and Murshidabad that the Congress won in the 2016 Assembly polls

How aggressive Ram Navami celebrations paved the way for BJP in Bengal: Read an excerpt from Sambit Pal's new book
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How aggressive Ram Navami celebrations paved the way for BJP in Bengal: Read an excerpt from Sambit Pal's new book

The lavish Ram Navami celebrations were the VHP and its associate organisations’ answer to Muharram processions in Bengal. The BJP rode on this wave to extract political benefit out of it, writes Sambit Pal

Mamata Banerjee demands four capitals for India, says Parliament sessions should alternate between locations
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Mamata Banerjee demands four capitals for India, says Parliament sessions should alternate between locations

Criticising the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission, the West Bengal chief minister also said that the Niti Aayog and the planning panel can co-exist

Tagore's vision essence of Centre's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission, says Narendra Modi at Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations
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Tagore's vision essence of Centre's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission, says Narendra Modi at Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations

The PM also spoke of inclusiveness in an apparent jibe at Mamata Banerjee-led government which has labelled the BJP as an outsider in the run-up to the Assembly election in the state

Mamata Banerjee will be 'left alone', says Amit Shah in West Bengal rally; Suvendu Adhikari, nine other MLAs join BJP
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Mamata Banerjee will be 'left alone', says Amit Shah in West Bengal rally; Suvendu Adhikari, nine other MLAs join BJP

Shah also claimed that the BJP will "form the next government in West Bengal with more than 200 seats" in the 294-member Assembly

Suvendu Adhikari resigns from TMC, may join BJP when Amit Shah visits Bengal this weekend
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Suvendu Adhikari resigns from TMC, may join BJP when Amit Shah visits Bengal this weekend

The Nandigram leader has been distancing himself from the Mamata-led ruling party over the last few months, and has maintained that it is difficult for him to work with the Trinamool Congress

Dilip Ghosh says BJP will withdraw false cases against workers of all parties after coming to power
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Dilip Ghosh says BJP will withdraw false cases against workers of all parties after coming to power

Ghosh, when asked about former NDA ally GJM's decision to support TMC, sought to know if the state government had withdrawn all charges against its leader Bimal Gurung

Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest
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Somen Mitra passes away at 78: West Bengal Congress chief and former Lok Sabha MP suffered cardiac arrest

Mitra was among the most firebrand Congress leaders of the 1960s and 1970s and played a crucial role in the fight against the Naxals in Kolkata

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says 8 TMC MLAs in touch, willing to switch
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says 8 TMC MLAs in touch, willing to switch

Since the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results, seven TMC MLAs and one Congress and CPI(M) MLA each has switched over to the BJP in West Bengal

West Bengal TMC-BJP clashes LIVE updates: Governor KN Tripathi meets Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to apprise them of situation in state
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West Bengal TMC-BJP clashes LIVE updates: Governor KN Tripathi meets Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to apprise them of situation in state

West Bengal TMC-BJP clashes LIVE updates: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The meeting lasted for more than thirty minutes as Tripathi briefed the prime minister about the prevailing situation in the state. Earlier, he also met Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him as well.

Lok Sabha election result demolishes myth of BJP-proof West Bengal, but party's journey from No 2 to No 1 won't be easy
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Lok Sabha election result demolishes myth of BJP-proof West Bengal, but party's journey from No 2 to No 1 won't be easy

The Trinamool fortress had proved impregnable during the last Lok Sabha elections and its Modi wave. They had withstood the BJP in the 2016 Assembly elections despite the Saradha-Narada scandals

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.

Neither NDA nor UPA will form govt in 2019, there's hope and scope for Federal Front: Mamata Banerjee tells News18
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Neither NDA nor UPA will form govt in 2019, there's hope and scope for Federal Front: Mamata Banerjee tells News18

Speaking to News18 in an exclusive interview Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Narendra Modi's brand of divisive politics and claimed that she had excellent relations with regional leaders across India.

Endgame for the Left in Mamata’s West Bengal?
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Endgame for the Left in Mamata’s West Bengal?

In West Bengal, the once-mighty Left Front has been in steady decline in the cradle of the communist movement since the Singur and Nandigram fiasco, while the TMC, which replaced it, is portraying itself as the ‘true Left’

The Grand Mother of Bengal Politics
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The Grand Mother of Bengal Politics

Bengal, which was bereft of any caste-based polarisation, for the first time, saw leaders courting the organised sect to cross the finishing line

TMC MLA murder case: Calcutta HC extends anticipatory bail to Mukul Roy for 8 more weeks
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TMC MLA murder case: Calcutta HC extends anticipatory bail to Mukul Roy for 8 more weeks

Hearing an anticipatory bail prayer by Roy, who was booked for conspiracy in the killing of Krishnaganj MLA Satyajit Biswas, the court directed that conditions imposed on Roy in the earlier order, including a ban on his entering Nadia district, would continue.

As BJP challenges TMC’s hegemony in West Bengal ahead of Lok Sabha polls, expect state to revisit its gory history
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As BJP challenges TMC’s hegemony in West Bengal ahead of Lok Sabha polls, expect state to revisit its gory history

What happened in Kanthi on Tuesday is just a prevue of political violence that may increasingly rock West Bengal as BJP gears up to challenge TMC’s hegemony in West Bengal

'Who will take responsibility for potential mishap?': HC quizzes BJP over dragging West Bengal govt to court over permission for Amit Shah rally
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'Who will take responsibility for potential mishap?': HC quizzes BJP over dragging West Bengal govt to court over permission for Amit Shah rally

The West Bengal government has refused permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's proposed 'rath yatra' from Coochbehar on grounds that it might cause communal tension, the state's advocate general informed the Calcutta High Court on Thursday.