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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media before her meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

The ’90s are back in Indian politics with coalitions, Mamata. Only it’s a shiny rip-off

Being anti-BJP or anti-Modi, however, won’t be enough to stitch together a ‘common minimum programme’ — another ’90s cliché.
Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee | Twitter/PTI

Kejriwal ‘upset’ with old ally Mamata for Goa push but AAP won’t target TMC, for now

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is on an aggressive induction spree to expand her footmarks beyond West Bengal, and her party will contest the Goa elections next year.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena leaders Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut in Mumbai on November 30. | ANI

Shiv Sena slams Mamata’s ‘no UPA’ remark, bats for Opposition alliance with Congress

In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena also warned Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to clarify what they plan to do about the UPA and who will lead it.
File image of senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal | Photo: ANI

‘Without Congress, UPA a body without soul’: Kapil Sabil slams Mamata over ‘no UPA’ remark

Responding to West Bengal CM's comment on Twitter, the Senior Congress leader asserted that it was 'time to show opposition unity'.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | Photo: ANI

Swara Bhasker, Javed Akhtar & Medha Patkar — VIPs on Mamata’s Mumbai gala guest list

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is all set to meet and interact with eminent personalities from different walks of life in Mumbai Wednesday. 
Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma speaks to the media about his decision to go with the Trinamool Congress, in Shillong on 25 November | Photo: ANI

TMC has stormed into Meghalaya with a bang. But these 3 factors will decide its fate there

TMC forayed into Meghalaya’s political landscape with the induction of 12 Congress MLAs, including ex-CM Mukul Sangma. But its success in creating a base there will depend on many factors.

Ruling BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins all 51 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation

While BJP also recorded clean sweeps in several other urban local bodies in Tripura, opposition parties TMC and CPI(M) demanded countermanding and recounting of the polls respectively.
Representational image. | A file photo of TMC MPs (Saugata Roy, Sajda Ahmed, Jawhar Sircar, Mahua Moitra and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy) addressing the media in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Trinamool to skip Opposition meet called by Congress Monday as Parliament session begins

There's tension between the parties after several Congress leaders across India switched over. Most TMC parliamentary leaders will be in Kolkata for a meeting with Mamata Banerjee.
Trinamool Congress supporters hold placards during an election rally in Kolkata | ANI

Poached leaders and anti-Modi rhetoric won’t be enough for TMC’s national goal in 2024

Trinamool Congress may have emerged as the favoured political party for leaders in search of one, but TMC and Mamata Banerjee still have a long way to go.
File image of election posters in Kolkata's Bhabanipur | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Another TMC vs BJP face-off coming soon as Kolkata holds municipal elections next month

BJP's appeal to hold polls in 112 civic bodies together is pending before Calcutta HC, but State Election Commission has gone ahead and declared the dates for KMC polls.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.