The by-polls are being held in south Kolkata's Bhabanipur, besides Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district.
Banerjee, a resident of Bhowanipore, had won the seat twice in 2011 and 2016 but shifted to Nandigram, where the anti-farmland acquisition movement against the Left Front government had transformed her into a major political force in the volatile state, to dare her former protege and now a BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on his home turf.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay's decision to opt for normal retirement came after the Centre sent a second letter to him and the state government, asking the senior officer to report to North Block on Tuesday, clearly indicating that the Centre will not withdraw from its stance.
Kolkata: Two posters threatening to behead a Trinamool Congress leader and those working for the BJP created a sensation in Nimta and Rajarhat-Newtown areas close to Kolkata on Wednesday. The poster at Nimta, around 15 km from Kolkata in North 24 Parganas district, threatened to decapitate a Nirmal Bala for working for the Trinamool. “Nirmal […]
Ahmedabad: Indicating that Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing to conquer West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the people in the eastern state are wishing for Gujarat-like development. Modi recalled that ever since the 2014 elections, the story of Gujarat’s development initiatives had reached all corners of the country even before he […]