Assembly election

N Rangasamy will take oath as new Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 7

AINRC Chief N Rangasamy will be Sworn in as Chief Minister of Union Territory of Puducherry at a brief ceremony here on Friday.

May 06, 2021, 18:19 PM IST

Mamata announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for kin of Bengal violence victims, accuses BJP of harassing Trinamool Congress

Accusing the BJP of harassing Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal ever after the assembly election result declaration, Mamata Banerjee said, "It's not been 24 hrs since this govt has taken charge, they are sending letters & teams & ministers.

May 06, 2021, 15:42 PM IST

TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore: Minister of State V Muraleedharan alleges on Twitter

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Thursday (May 6, 2021) said that his convoy was attacked in the West Midnapore area, West Bengal by TMC goons. 

May 06, 2021, 15:05 PM IST

Kolkata Police breaks down stage set for JP Nadda's program near State BJP headquarters

Nadda was scheduled to stage a sit-in protest on Wednesday to demand justice for the alleged killings of BJP workers during the violence in West Bengal post-poll results.

May 05, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

BJP hits out at Mamata Banerjee over post-poll result violence in Bengal, says 9 killed, 4,000 houses ransacked

The BJP hit out at Bengal Chief Minister Mamata for violence targeting its members and supporters in post-poll result violence in the state and said 4 of its workers have been killed in last few hours. 

May 03, 2021, 20:18 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee's oath-taking ceremony on May 5, CM to meet Bengal Governor today

Mamata Banerjee said that she would meet Bengal Governor Jagdish Dhankar at 7 pm on Monday and her party would take a call on the oath-taking and Cabinet formation in the evening. 

May 03, 2021, 17:42 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee calls a meeting with all TMC winning candidates at 4 pm today

The TMC supremo, Mamata Banerjee, is expected to meet Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the evening today to stake claim to form the next government in the state. 

May 03, 2021, 11:23 AM IST

We had set big target, says BJP state president Dilip Ghosh after TMC’s victory in West Bengal

Following TMC’S landmark victory in West Bengal, BJP State President Dilip Ghosh addressed a press conference on Sunday (May 2, 2021) in which the BJP leader said that his party will learn from its mistakes and is now already gearing up for 2026 polls.

May 03, 2021, 10:43 AM IST

JP Nadda to visit Bengal post poll violence, to meet kin of slain BJP workers

The Madras HC had said that EC 'should be put up on murder charges' for being the' most irresponsible institution'.

May 03, 2021, 09:48 AM IST

MNM chief Kamal Hasaan loses Coimbatore South seat to BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan in Tamil Nadu Assembly election

The Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan who was contesting in Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, from the Coimbatore (South) constituency, lost the assembly seat on Sunday (May 2, 2021) after a neck-to-neck fight with BJP candidate Vanathi Srinivasan.

May 03, 2021, 07:34 AM IST

We will gradually fulfill our specific election promises: MK Stalin thanks TN people for voting DMK to power

DMK president M K Stalin said, "I thank the national leader who congratulated me. I will act on their advice and counsel. We are going to convene a meeting of the newly elected MLA the day after tomorrow and formally elect the chairman."

May 03, 2021, 07:31 AM IST

Assembly election 2021 results: TMC retains West Bengal, LDF makes comeback, DMK wins Tamil Nadu, Lotus blooms in Assam and Puducherry

Pinarayi Vijayan's Left Democratic Front has scripted history in Kerala by making the first re-election in over 44 years. 

May 03, 2021, 07:13 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee accuses Election Commission, BJP of playing dirty politics, says 'they made situation difficult for Trinamool Congress'

Mamata, who contested and lost the Nandigram seat, said she had decided to fight from there and not her home seat Bhabanipur in the city as she had led the anti-farmland acquisition movement there.

May 02, 2021, 23:18 PM IST

Assembly election results: TMC retains West Bengal, LDF back in Kerala, BJP holds Assam; DMK wins Tamil Nadu

The results of the Assembly elections in four state states and one Union Territory (UT) are being declared. Mamata Banerjee's TMC looked set for a big win despite 10 years of anti-incumbency, while the BJP surged to retain power in Assam.

May 02, 2021, 22:20 PM IST

Won’t say I respect people’s verdict, tweets defeated Babul Supriyo, deletes post later

Calling Chief Minister mamata Banerjee a cruel lady, the union minister said that the people of Bengal made a historic mistake by choosing TMC over the BJP.

May 02, 2021, 22:05 PM IST

Bengal assembly election 2021: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, who won from Nandigram, attacked in Haldia

The development comes hours after a BJP office was set on fire by unidentified people in Arambag. The BJP leaders and workers tweeted the video, alleging that Trinamool has unleashed violence on their workers elsewhere as well.

May 02, 2021, 22:03 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi congratulates DMK on Tamil Nadu poll win, MK Stalin set to be next CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated DMK president M K Stalin on his party's victory making way for him to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.

May 02, 2021, 21:21 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates Pinarayi Vijayan on Kerala poll win, CPI (M) leader will be CM for second term

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Pinarayi Vijayan on his successful election campaign paving the way for a second term in office as Kerala Chief Minister.

May 02, 2021, 19:56 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Mamata Banerjee for Trinamool Congress win in assembly polls, says will extend all support to Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (MAy 2) extended congratulatory wishes to West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress over Bengal assembly election result. 

May 02, 2021, 19:51 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee: Writer, poet, nation's Didi and indomitable fighter

The seventh-term MP also has been among the first key figures who heavily criticised the central government in issues starting from demonetisation to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and lockdown to fuel prices. Her fighting spirit and mass appeal have made her one the tallest opposition figures in the current political arena.

May 02, 2021, 18:48 PM IST