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West Bengal: CPI(M)-Congress part ways ahead of by-polls

After the disastrous performance of the Congress-CPI(M) alliance in the last Assembly poll, the CPI(M) was under fire from both its central leadership and Left Front partners.

WB polls: Parties allege 'match fixing' between BJP, TMC,

Expressing dismay over the performance of Election Commission and the central forces during the polls in West Bengal today, Opposition parties alleged "match fixing" between BJP and TMC, that helped the ruling party to let loose a reign of terror.

West Bengal polls 2016: Congress announces 75 seats where it would contest

The Bengal Congress chief said the Congress had no objection about leading a joint campaign with the Left Front.

Trinamool, BJP share 'strange' understanding: Biman Bose

CPI(M) Politburo member Biman Bose on Friday said the BJP and Trinamool Congress have reached a "strange" understanding -- of being friends in Delhi and foes in West Bengal.

Mamata government has ruined Bengal in four years: Biman Bose

Slamming the Trinamool Congress regime for "ruining" the future of the state, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday said the fourth anniversary of the TMC regime represented lawlessness in West Bengal.

Left Front calls for 12-hour general strike in Bengal Thursday

West Bengal's opposition Left Front on Sunday called a statewide 12-hour general strike on April 30 in protest against what it called "destruction of democracy" by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the recent civic polls.

CPI-M admits lacunae in decision making

The CPI(M) on Thursday agreed that there were lacunae in the party and its frontal organisations on decision making and implementation of various policies during the Left rule.

TMC a party of hooligans: Biman Bose

 West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose today said the state's 'biggest achievement' under a woman Chief Minister was that it topped the list with regard to crime against women and the ruling Trinamool Congress was a party of hooligans.

PM Modi misinformed, should check facts: Biman Bose

Criticising Narendra Modi for putting the blame for West Bengal's "backward slide" in last 34 years on CPI-M, Left Front's chairman Biman Bose on Wednesday said the Prime Minister was misinformed and should check the facts before speaking.

Left Front demands to declassify Netaji files

The Left Front in West Bengal has demanded to immediately declassify the secret files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and declare his birthday on January 23 as "Desh Prem diwas".

Left Front meets PM Modi, demands for unified probe into Saradha scam

A delegation of the West Bengal Left Front on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submitted a memorandum demanding for a coordinated investigation into the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam and adequate compensation for the victims.

Biman asks Mamata to be ready for CBI grilling

Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Friday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to keep herself prepared for CBI interrogation in the wake of her cabinet colleague Madan Mitra's arrest by CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam.

TMC can't talk about fighting communalism: Left

 Mocking the protest of Trinamool Congress against the rise in communal forces in the country, the Left Front today claimed that only the Left forces can fight against communalism.

CPI-M to take action against members involved in ponzi scam

CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose on Monday said the party will take action if any functionary is proved guilty of being involved in the ponzi scheme. 

CPI-M to contest by-polls in Kolkata: Biman Bose

CPI-M`s Mrinal Chakraborty and Faiz Ahmed Khan will contest the Sep 13 assembly by-election from Basirhat South and Chowringhee here respectively, the party said Thursday.

Biman denies Mamata asked Left delegation to guard own house

Left Front chairman Biman Bose, who led a Left delegation to a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday, today denied reports that Banerjee had asked them to guard their "own house" in the face of continued desertion of Left cadres to the BJP.

All issues will be discussed within the party: Prakash Karat

Amidst a strong demand within the party for leadership change in the wake of its electoral rout, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Tuesday said the questions raised over the party`s political line will be discussed in its next Central Committee meeting.

Those who criticise outside the party platform should stay out: CPI(M)

Apparently ruling out change in leadership following its disastrous performance in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the CPI(M) today said that those who criticised it outside the party platform, should remain out.

Left Front alleges booth capturing in West Bengal

A large number of booths were captured across the nine Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, where balloting was underway, said Left Front chief Biman Bose.

Any post-poll tie up to be decided after results: Biman Bose

Claiming it would be "disastrous" for the country if BJP leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister, CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose on Thursday said the issue of any post-poll tie-up with any party would be discussed only after the declaration of results.