Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Bhabanipur

‘I’m feeling content’ — Mamata wins Bhabanipur with record margin, BJP votes drop by almost half

Announcing her victory at Bhabanipur Sunday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that all voters, Bengali and non-Bengali, reposed faith in Trinamool.

Mamata Banerjee takes massive lead in Bhabanipur with 42,000 votes, BJP follows at 10,000

As of 1.30 pm Sunday, Trinamool's Congress had garnered 75.8% of vote share while Priyanka Tibrewal got 19.6%. CPM received 2.5% of votes.

Bhabanipur records moderate turnout of 53.32% in ‘peaceful’ bypoll

Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting to retain her CM post, is pitted against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal & CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas in Bhabanipur.

Polling begins for Bhabanipur by-polls, 2 other constituencies in Bengal amid Covid measures

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who lost from the Nandigram constituency in the assembly elections earlier this year, has to win this by-poll to retain the chief minister's post.

‘Things changed because of her’ — Why Bhabanipur has voted for Mamata Banerjee since 2011

The residents of Bhabanipur constituency, where bypoll will be held on 30 Sept, credit Mamata Banerjee for 'change', say she ensured that their living conditions improve.

BJP delegation meets EC ahead of Bhabanipur bypoll, seeks ‘free & fair’ election

A BJP delegation urged EC to impose Section 144 and deploy central forces in Bhabanipur on the polling date. It also demanded that patrolling be intensified in the constituency.

No manpower, little resources — Left’s Bhabanipur campaign reflects state of party in Bengal

Left candidate for high-profile Bhabanipur seat Shrijeeb Biswas campaigned with 6-7 supporters in tow, all holding small CPI(M) flags. A lone auto rickshaw follows them.

Sat Sri Akal, Inshallah, Joy Durga — how Mamata’s speeches change with locality in Bhabanipur

In campaign for Bhabanipur bypoll on 30 Sept, Mamata Banerjee has been adapting her speeches according to the dominant community in every locality. BJP calls it 'divisive'.

Mamata talked of farm protest, didn’t observe gurdwara sanctity: Hardeep Puri in Kolkata campaign

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri is in Kolkata to campaign for Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP's candidate taking on Mamata Banerjee in the Bhabanipur bypoll.

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.