Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicWest Bengal assembly elections

Topic: West Bengal assembly elections

Calcutta HC dismisses Bengal govt’s plea, NHRC to proceed with probe on post-poll violence

The plea sought a recall of the order passed over PILs alleging displacement of people, physical assault, destruction of property and ransacking of businesses after Bengal polls.

How TMC turncoats’ actions or silence is fanning BJP’s defection worries in Bengal

Many Trinamool Congress turncoats who joined BJP ahead of 2021 polls are now pleading for return to Mamata's fold. Similar buzz now surrounds Mukul Roy and ex-minister Rajib Banerjee.

BJP workers from across India to visit Bengal, show solidarity with ‘demotivated’ state cadres

The move comes after BJP, which lost 2021 assembly polls despite recent gains in Bengal, alleged violent attacks on its cadres from members of ruling Trinamool Congress.

Why BJP just can’t digest the election defeat to Mamata in West Bengal

Bengal was going to start the second phase of BJP’s Ashwamedha yagna covering territories where regional parties held sway. Now BJP is left ensuring its workers' safety.

Bengal woke up and chose violence at birth. TMC is no exception to that norm

From Naxalbari, Nandigram to now, Bengal was never insulated from political violence. TMC rule has seen an escalation, but BJP's solution is no solution.

West Bengal is not Kerala. BJP was naive to expect peace after TMC win

The political violence after the election result shows a greater need for Mamata Banerjee to change her attitude towards the Centre and the latter towards West Bengal.

With ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Nehru’ in his cabinet, Stalin has a historical burden to shake off

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BJP Bengal is with workers facing atrocities by ‘TMC goons’, says unit chief Dilip Ghosh

Claiming that attacks are happening in places where TMC won with a huge majority, Ghosh said party leadership is with the workers who have fought the election risking their lives.

‘Politically stupid’ film actors given BJP tickets: Tathagata Roy slams Bengal poll leadership

In a series of tweets, ex-Tripura & Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy said Vijayvargiya & Dilip Ghosh must answer why the actors who had nothing to do with politics were given BJP tickets.

Matuas & Rajbanshis of Bengal both want CAA. So, why did one vote for BJP & not the other?

CAA promises to ease citizenship for six minority communities from 3 Muslim-majority neighbours. It’s a law the Matuas and Rajbanshis are waiting for.

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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

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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.
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