Bengal Special Poll Observer stirs political storm
Kolkata, April 21 : Special Poll Observer Ajay Nayak's comments, comparing the current election scenario in West Bengal to that of Bihar over 10 to 15 years ago, has kicked up a political storm in the state with an angry Trinamool Congress seeking his recall and an elated opposition going hammer and tongs at the state's ruling party.
TMC faces Left legacy, BJP's ascent in Balurghat
Balurghat (West Bengal), April 21 : With a long pending railway project, lack of development, scarce job opportunities and rampant infiltration and smuggling in the region, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has its task cut out in retaining the Balurghat Lok Sabha constituency in the face of formidable challenge from the BJP and the traditionally strong Left outfit, RSP.
Trinamool demands removal of Special Observer Nayak
Kolkata, April 20 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday demanded the Election Commission remove its Special Observer Ajay Nayak following his comment that the state's present condition was akin to what it used to be in Bihar 10-15 years ago.
WB: EC removes Malda SP
Malda (West Bengal) , Apr 20 : Ahead of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal's Malda district, the Election Commission of India has removed Arnab Ghosh from the post of Malda Superintendent of Police. Full Story
EC replaces Malda SP in Bengal
Kolkata, April 20 : The Election Commission on Saturday transferred West Bengal's Malda district Superintendent of Police (SP) Arnab Ghosh, three days before the Lok Sabha polls in the district.
Bengal LS polls not letting didi sleep: Modi
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 : Launching a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed that the trend of voting in the first two phases in the state has "put the breaks on the speed-breaker didi's sleep".
I had erred in judging Mamata earlier: Modi
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he had earlier erred in judging Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as he used to consider her an embodiment of simplicity who wanted to free the people of West Bengal from the rule of the Leftists, but realised his mistake once he got to know of her misdeeds after ascending to the high office.
Mamata must stop seeking proof of air strike: Modi
Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop asking for evidence of the Balakot air strike by the Indian armed forces, instead look for "proofs" in the chit fund scams and infiltration that has taken place in West Bengal.
Pranab's son faces 'tough' battle in Jangipur
Jangipur (Murshidabad), April 20 : Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee faces a tough battle in West Bengal's Jangipur as he seeks a hat-trick of wins from the constituency which had sent his father to Parliament twice.
Modi to address rally in Bengal's Buniyadpur on Saturday
Buniaydpur (West Bengal), April 19 : Continuing his campaign blitz in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in this town of northern West Bengal's South Dinajpur district on Saturday, in a bid to give a further fillip to the BJP's Lok Sabha polls prospects in the state.
Salim demands re-polling at 24 booths in Raiganj LS seat
Dinajpur (West Bengal) , Apr 19 : CPM candidate from Raiganj Mohammed Salim on Friday demanded re-polling at 24 booths of the parliamentary constituency, alleging booth capturing and hooliganism by the armed goons of Trinamool Congress (TMC) inside these polling stations. Full Story
BJP will draw a blank in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, April 19 : Taking a jibe at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments that the Northeast, Bengal and Odisha would be the surprises in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in for a "surprise" as it will secure a "rosogolla" (zero) from her state.
Central forces to man 90pc booths in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 : A total of 324 companies of central forces are being deployed to man 90 per cent of the polling stations in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal scheduled to be held on April 23, a top official said on Friday.
Minor injured in post-poll violence in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 : A Class 7 student sustained a bullet injury during clashes between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress supporters and BJP activists at Chopra in North Dinajpur district on Friday, a day after Lok Sabha polls were held there, police said.