Mamata Banerjee's remarks came in the backdrop of three MLAs and a majority of councillors from five municipalities in the state defecting to the BJP from the TMC since the declaration of general election results last month.
Unlike in West Bengal where the BJP is in fast forward mode to knock out Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the Narendra Modi government is at peace with Naveen Patnaik's BJD in Odisha. The political calculations post the Lok Sabha elections are eloquently clear
The results in the Lok Sabha elections have made BJP extremely upbeat in West Bengal. Saying Mamata Banerjee is promoting dynastic rule, BJP is confident of knocking out the firebrand leader in two years' time.
BJP's increasing vote share and clinching 18 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal is a warning Mamata Banerjee can't ignore for long. BJP's Mission Bengal will test Trinamool Congress in the July 2020 Municipal elections and then the 2021 Assembly polls
All pre-election talk of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah being cut down to size evaporated after the Lok Sabha elections were declared. But BJP's confidence to win majority on its own was backed by genius of a strategy, writes Anirban Ganguly
Ostentatious celebration of Durga Puja in Calcutta is traced back to the early 1700s when Bengal’s zamindars outdid each other in displaying their influence, power and wealth by spending large sums of money in festivities.
Indeed when the former Lok Sabha speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008, it was almost unthinkable considering the position the veteran politician enjoyed in his party which he joined in 1968.
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.
Mountaineer Chhanda Gayen wouldn’t have got permanently lost on her 2014 expedition if she were fitted with a transceiver. That sums up the utility of ham radios for individuals in moments of crisis, which is where certain teams have found a niche.