Woman Trinamool Congress activist forces female BJP supporter to do sit-ups holding ear in West Bengal’s Burdwan

New Delhi: Post-poll violence and vandalism continue unabated in West Bengal ever since Trinamool Congress emerged as the winner in the assembly election 2021. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after the results of the assembly elections were declared on May 2. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that nine of … Read more Woman Trinamool Congress activist forces female BJP supporter to do sit-ups holding ear in West Bengal’s Burdwan

N Rangasamy to be sworn in as Puducherry CM on May 7 | India News – Times of India

AINRC chief N Rangasamy (File photo) PUDUCHERRY: AINRC chief N Rangasamy will be sworn in as chief minister of Union territory of Puducherry at a brief ceremony on Friday. Lt governor Tamilisai Soundararajan would induct Rangasamy as chief minister at a brief session on the precincts of Rajnivas. Official sources said Rangasamy alone would be … Read more N Rangasamy to be sworn in as Puducherry CM on May 7 | India News – Times of India

Union Minister Muraleedharan alleges ‘TMC goons’ attacked his convoy in West Bengal

“Culture of Bengal never allows attack on women. I will send reports to all concerned,” Union Minister Muraleedharan said Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on May 6 alleged that his convoy was attacked in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal by Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters. He was visiting Ghatal during the day. … Read more Union Minister Muraleedharan alleges ‘TMC goons’ attacked his convoy in West Bengal

Four-member Team of MHA Arrives in West Bengal to Probe Post-poll Violence

A four-member fact-finding team of the Union Home Ministry, tasked with looking into reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal, arrived in the state on Thursday. Led by an additional secretary of the ministry, the team visited the state secretariat and held a meeting with the home secretary and DGP, sources said. The team, … Read more Four-member Team of MHA Arrives in West Bengal to Probe Post-poll Violence

MHA Asks WB Governor for Report on Law and Order in State

File photo of West Bengal Governor Jagdish Dhankar. According to officials, The Home Ministry had earlier asked the state government to submit a report on the rash of violence in West Bengal, but is yet to receive it PTI New Delhi Last Updated:May 06, 2021, 14:53 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Union Home Ministry has … Read more MHA Asks WB Governor for Report on Law and Order in State

West Bengal Assembly Elections | Development mattered most, not corruption

A common account given by journalists and scholars who travelled far and wide in West Bengal during the elections was about corruption and cut money. So what happened then that the ruling party still comfortably won the election? Was corruption not an issue? Or is it the case that it was an issue but not … Read more West Bengal Assembly Elections | Development mattered most, not corruption

MHA Forms Four-member Team to Probe Post Poll Violence in West Bengal

The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact finding team to look into reasons for the post poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state, officials said on Thursday. The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, has left for the state. On Wednesday, the ministry … Read more MHA Forms Four-member Team to Probe Post Poll Violence in West Bengal

West Bengal Assembly Elections | The limits to polarisation in Bengal

Despite a fierce Hindutva push, the BJP failed to retain the level of Hindu support it garnered in 2019 There is no denying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has massively increased its vote and seat share in West Bengal compared to the 2016 Assembly election, and this has largely been on the back of … Read more West Bengal Assembly Elections | The limits to polarisation in Bengal

West Bengal Assembly Elections | Women rally behind Trinamool

Election after election, women voters have continued to ally themselves with Mamata Banerjee’s party Of the various factors that contributed to the Trinamool Congress’s victory in the Assembly election, the support of women voters for Mamata Banerjee is significant. And this is not new for this election — even in polls held during the last … Read more West Bengal Assembly Elections | Women rally behind Trinamool

West Bengal Assembly elections | Longest elections did not help BJP

The eight-phase elections in West Bengal that went on for four-and-a-half weeks have been described as the longest State elections India has ever seen. The post-poll survey data suggest that this probably did not help the BJP in what is known as micro-management. In overall terms, as many as 24% or one in every four … Read more West Bengal Assembly elections | Longest elections did not help BJP