Ambitious, efficient and ruthless—Himanta Biswa Sarma represents the new-age BJP leader as the party continues to dream of complete domination of the political landscape
BJP wants to restrict potential challenger Mamata to the state and away from the Centre, as a unified Opposition begins to coalesce
Stalin leads from the front to bring the DMK back to power
The BJP may have lost in West Bengal, but it has grown. Why? Because it moved into a gap in the polity: caste. And the poor are not brainwashed sheep.
Patience, experience pay off for DMK’s Stalin
Anti-CAA sentiment fails to dislodge the BJP from Dispur, while a stronger opposition in the assembly promises fireworks.
The BJP marks its presence in the land of Periyar
The BJP did well to hold on to its 60 seats. A split of votes between the Congress-led front and the AJP-RD alliance saved their skin.
In the country’s red bastion, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan beats history and opponents with relative ease
It was his pragmatic, non-dogmatic ways that got the swing votes
Anger against the TMC helped the BJP in 2019. Widespread fear of its agenda torpedoed its chances now.
A spectacular victory is won over a redoubtable foe. Mamata now faces a full-blown tussle with the BJP, her only adversary in Bengal.
The clueless and rudderless Grand Old Party continues to stumble from one electoral defeat to another
Turning the assembly polls, especially in Bengal, into a sort of ultimate test of its political might has exposed glitches in the BJP’s...
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The Congress also formed a 13-member task force, chaired by senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to oversee the party’s Covid relief
Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy speaks to Snigdhendu Bhattacharya on the West Bengal assembly elections 2021.
Pandemic deniers are subdued as the crisis spirals, while the TMC-BJP wrangling is centred on the lack, or profusion, of job opportunities in Bengal
West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: TMC chief Mamata Banerjee lost to her former confidant and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram
The AINRC secured 10, BJP three, DMK three, Congress two and the independents four.
Thumbing their noses at the raging pandemic, supporters of political parties celebrate victories in Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati
The counting of votes for the assembly polls in four states and a union territory is being taken up at a time when the country is grappling with a raging COVID...
Another 15 rounds of counting will take place in Nandigram before the result is announced.
Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry began at 8 am today
A superstar, a campaign, a pandemic…everyone wants her to take off the mask! A new role, in a new terrain that she made her own by covering 80 per cent of it...
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