India21, May 2019, 7:17 PM IST
BJP candidate Arjun Singh may be killed in encounter: Kailash Vijayvargiya
Vijayvargiya took to Twitter to claim that Singh is on the hit list of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and may be killed in an encounter soon
India21, May 2019, 11:48 AM IST
Despite opposition’s tampering claims, Pranab Mukherjee calls election ‘perfect’
The former president praised the Election Commission and added that the institutions in the country have been built over time and are good. A good workman, he said, knows how to work well with the tools.
India20, May 2019, 2:50 PM IST
BJP demands re-polling on 7 seats in Bengal, asks EC to safeguard voters from Trinamool’s 'violence'
The BJP also demanded that Central forces’ deployment be continued until the results were declared as the party apprehended “violence and reprisals”. The petition was given to the ECI by Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Elections19, May 2019, 6:53 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, Chidambaram attack EVM, and EC, announce the loser
Before the Congress president Rahul Gandhi blamed the poll body, it was the Trinamool Congress who did so. As if the two weren't enough, now former finance minister P Chidambaram has joined the 'blame EC' bandwagon
Elections19, May 2019, 3:49 PM IST
BJP threw its might in these 3 Bengal seats to win the final phase of elections
Sources say BJP zeroed in on three seats out of 9 that are going to poll today and threw their entire organisational might to win those three seats in the last phase.
India19, May 2019, 2:51 PM IST
BJP’s Chandra Bose calls Trinamool cadre 'jihadi' as Bengal braces for more violence
Throughout the day, incidents of violence have been pouring in from across the state. Crude bombs were hurled in Rabindra Sarani area of Kolkata, whereas the car of BJP candidate Anupam Hazra was smashed in Jadavpur.
India19, May 2019, 12:35 PM IST
WATCH: Crude bombs hurled, vehicles torched in Bengal 12 hours before last phase polling
Barely 12 hours before Bhatpara assembly goes for by-polls, violence has returned to the state. Not only crude bombs were hurled, but two vehicles were also burnt down.
India17, May 2019, 5:04 PM IST
How many Haradhan Mridhas will Mamata's Bengal see?
Though the BJP blamed Trinamool for Haradhan Mridha's murder, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s party was quick to rubbish the allegations. This is a plot we have all witnessed time and again in Bengal over the last few months.
India17, May 2019, 9:24 AM IST
Watch: Another BJP candidate attacked in Mamata's Bengal
Trinamool Congress cadres allegedly attacked Samik Bhattacharya who is the BJP candidate from Dum Dum constituency, near Kolkata. His car was targeted near Nager Bazar area. Dum Dum goes to poll on the last phase amid extreme political faceoff between BJP and TMC.
India15, May 2019, 7:29 PM IST
This is how Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar became part of political agenda
After Tuesday’s brutal faceoff between Trinamool and BJP cadre that ended with a bust of Vidyasagar being vandalised, it has been turned into a poll issue by Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
India15, May 2019, 5:49 PM IST
5 questions for Mamata’s TMC to answer on Vidyasagar statue vandalising
Neither the physical circumstances nor the motive seems to support Trinamool’s narrative about ABVP supporters damaging iconic social reformer Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s statue
India15, May 2019, 1:59 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee: I can capture BJP headquarter in Delhi, your houses in one second
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on BJP president Amit Shah. The Trinamool chief reportedly asked whether Shah is any God that no one can protest against him.
Views15, May 2019, 12:30 PM IST
A violent Trinamool shows BJP has made strong inroads in Bengal
The BJP has been systematic in its approach, and was never in a hurry in the eastern zone, say longtime political watchers. It began earnestly in the late 1990s, and it went about its task with the sincerity of a monk, says a Bengali journalist
Politics14, May 2019, 7:44 PM IST
Total breakdown of law and order during Amit Shah's Kolkata rally; TMC, BJP trade charges
According to reports, after Amit Shah left, the clashes turned violent in and around the Calcutta University. Trouble started after the Trinamool-backed student union leaders tried to wave black flag at Shah.
Views14, May 2019, 6:50 PM IST
SC apology order to Priyanka Sharma for Mamata meme maims India’s tradition of laughter and lampooning
With politicians like Mamata Banerjee too eager to misuse ‘reasonable restrictions’ clause in Article 19, court judgments have often undermined freedom of speech and expression by playing ‘safe’