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  • In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, the Left Front was defeated by the All India Trinamool Congress which won an absolute majority of seats.
  • This led to the end of 34 year Communist rule in West Bengal as well as the end of the longest serving democratically elected Communist government in the world.
  • Mamata Banerjee, the leader of Trinamool Congress, became the chief minister.

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Bengali News Update Today: Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies, the third highest in India after UP and Maharashtra. In the 2009 general election, Mamata Banerjee's TMC surprised everyone by winning 19 of these. Unfazed by the Modi wave in 2014, it did even better, bagging 34. It wasn’t always thus: in 2004, it bagged a solitary seat, down from eight in 1999. Earlier, the CPM-led Left Front had a formidable record. In eight consecutive Lok Sabha polls between 1980 and 2004, it won anything between 38 (1980) and 26 (1984) seats. Of course, 1984 was India's biggest wave election, after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, the Left Front was defeated by the All India Trinamool Congress which won an absolute majority of seats. This led to the end of 34 year Communist rule in West Bengal as well as the end of the longest serving democratically elected Communist government in the world. Mamata Banerjee, the leader of Trinamool Congress, became the chief minister. 

05 February 2023
10:09 AM IST

5 More ISF Workers, Supporters Arrested Over Hatisala Clash

Kolkata: Leather Complex police station arrested 5 more ISF workers and supporters in connection with the clash in Hatisala of Bhangar. Before that, a search operation was carried out across Bhangar last night. According to the police, these ISF supporters were arrested on the basis of interrogation and video footage of ISF MLA Naushad Siddique of Bhangar. 

08:41 AM IST

Couple Allegedly Stripped, Tied to Tree and Beaten for Extramarital Affair

In Kulpi of South 24 Parganas, allegations were made against the relatives and neighbors of stripping the couple and tying them to a tree for having an extra-marital affair. After the viral video came to notice, the police of Kulpi police station arrested 12 people including the woman's brother-in-law, mother-in-law. 

08:39 AM IST

West Bengal News Updates: Concern Over Chicken pox Cases and Deaths

The statistics of chicken pox cases and deaths in Beleghata ID are raising concern. According to Health Bhavan sources, 12 people have died there since December. Experts advise everyone to be careful.

10:51 AM IST

Live: Tajpur Project Will be Completed, Says Firhad Hakim Amid Adani Crisis

West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim on Friday said that the Adani Group crisis is unlikely to affect the proposed deep sea Tajpur port construction, a major infrastructural project of the state. The state cabinet had last year approved a proposal for issuing a letter of intent to Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone for the development of a greenfield port at Tajpur, paving the way for an estimated investment of Rs 25,000 crore. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had handed over the letter of intent of the project to Adani Ports in October last year.

16:19 PM IST

Congress MP Attacks Centre on Increased Amul Milk Prices

From cooking gas to vegetables - the prices of all the daily necessities are increasing. In the meantime, the price of milk has increased drastically. Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury single handedly slammed the Modi government in this regard. Taking a direct shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chowdhury said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah may not drink milk. But the country's children need milk." Note that in 2019, the price of onion has increased at a rampant rate. FM Nirmala Sitharaman said at that time, "I don't eat onions. So I can't say anything about the price hike." In view of Sitharaman's comments, the political circle thinks that Chowdhury has punched PM Modi and Shah this time.

11:34 AM IST

Bhangar MLA Nawsad Siddique Sent to 6-Day Police Custody Again

The court sent Bhangar MLA Nawsad Siddique, to police custody again. The court ordered 6-days police custody when the ISF MLA was produced in the Baruipur court on Friday. He will be kept at Kolkata Leather Complex Police Station. Naushad claims that he is being detained as planned before the panchayat polls.

11:16 AM IST

Relief for Suvendu Adhikari, HC Grants 3-Weeks Immunity

The Calcutta High Court stayed the State Child Protection Commission's show cause notice sent to Opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari. On Friday, Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya stayed the notice for the next 3 weeks. Suvendu was accused of tweeting 'false' information about Trinamool All India General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee's son's birthday. A complaint was filed with the State Child Protection Commission. Based on that, the commission sent a notice to Suvendu asking him to explain the tweet. On the basis of that notice, the opposition leader approached the High Court. He had requested the court to dismiss the notice or grant an interim stay on it. After hearing the case on Wednesday, Suvendu's plea was accepted.

11:05 AM IST

More Trouble for Anubrata Mondal, Court Extends Judicial Custody by 14 Days

The judicial custody of Anubrata Mondal has been extended by 14 days. The special CBI court in Asansol gave this order on Friday. The next hearing of the case is on February 17. Meanwhile, Anubrata approached the Delhi High Court after his bail plea was rejected by the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued a notice seeking the ED's opinion on the Trinamool's Birbhum district president's bail plea.

10:10 AM IST

'Minorities are Deprived in Bengal', Says Dilip Ghosh

BJP MP Dilip Ghosh raised questions on behalf of the minorities. He claimed that minorities are deprived in Bengal. Ghosh claimed, "They have been deprived of education and health for so long. Hand bombs and guns have been handed over deliberately. Now they have to think whether they will get benefits from Modi or live a poor life with Didi."

09:52 AM IST

Cow Smuggling Case: Anubrata Mondal to be Produced in Court Today

Anubrata Mondal will be produced in the Asansol Court today in the CBI case of Cow Smuggling Case. Four people close to Anubrata, including a Trinamool panchayat chief, a councilor, were interrogated at the temporary CBI camp in Birbhum on Thursday. According to the sources, the central investigators want to know whether the black money from cow smuggling was whitened through the lottery or not!

07:52 AM IST

Live: BJYM Takes Out Rally Seeking Arrest of Culprits Involved In Scams

The youth wing of the West Bengal BJP on Thursday took out a rally in the city, demanding immediate arrest of all culprits involved in teacher recruitment irregularities and the alleged misuse of midday meal funds. Led by Indranil Khan, the state president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the demonstration commenced at Ruby More in south Kolkata and concluded at Behala Chowrasta, around 14 km away. BJP state general secretary and MLA Agnimitra Paul accompanied Khan during the rally.

07:27 AM IST

LIVE: Calcutta HC Orders Police not to Take Coercive Action Against Paresh Rawal Over 'Cook Fish For Bengalis' Remark

Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered Taratala police of Kolkata not to take any coercive action against actor and BJP leader Paresh Rawal for his "cook fish for Bengalis" remark while campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly polls last year. The court said Rawal had already apologised for the remark and, therefore, there was no need to take any coercive action. 

23:53 PM IST

Suvendu Adhikari Attacks Mamata Banerjee

Suvendu Adhikari hits back at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for commenting that on the day of the Budget on Wednesday, the Union government was virtually on the verge of collapse because of the share market crash. Condemning the chief minister's remarks, the opposition leader said the remarks were completely 'anti-state' and 'baseless'.