Malda: Actor and Trinamool Congress MP Dev alias Deepak Adhikari during election campaign in Malda on April 17, 2019. (File Photo: IANS)

Trinamool’s Dev defeats BJP’s Bharati Ghosh in Ghatal

Kolkata: Bengali superstar and Trinamool Congress candidate Deepak Adhikari (Dev) won West Bengal’s Ghatal Lok Sabha seat, defeating his BJP rival and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh. Dev defeated Ghosh by a margin of 107,973 votes. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Dev won the seat by defeating CPI candidate Santosh Rana by a margin […]

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Mamata Banerjee’s house, neighbourhood wear deserted look

Kolkata:  With more security personnel than party workers, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s house and the street leading to her residence in South Kolkata’s Kalighat wore a deserted look on Thursday with counting trends for the Lok Sabha polls showing a big increase in the BJP’s numbers and a consequent decrease in the ruling party’s […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: IANS)

We have to do complete review: Mamata Banerjee on LS results

Kolkata:  In the wake of the stunning performance of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections both at the Centre and her state, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her party would do a “complete review” of the vote outcome. After five hours of counting as the trends […]

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BJP alleges Trinamool would instigate violence if poll verdict goes against them

Kolkata:  The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of planning to foment violence inside vote counting centres if the poll verdict goes against it, as many workers of West Bengal’s ruling party huddled in front of several counting centres across constituencies to ‘guard’ electronic voting machines (EVMs). “Hundreds of Trinamool supporters gathered […]

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Chandrababu Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy

Kolkata:  Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed the prospects of the post-poll alliance of the opposition parties against the BJP, sources said. However, neither of them talked to the media following the around 45-minute-long meeting that was held at Banerjee’s residence in […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo: IANS)

Exit polls a game plan to manipulate EVMs: Mamata

Kolkata: Dismissing the exit poll predictions of the Lok Sabha elections as “gossip”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it was a “game plan to manipulate and replace thousands of EVMs” and urged opposition leaders to stand strong and united. “I don’t trust exit poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: IANS)

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP workers, CRPF of torturing people

Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused BJP workers and central forces of “torturing people” during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, saying she has never seen “such a thing before.” “See campaigning is over. Now elections are on. So I won’t say anything about the campaign. […]