Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expanded the state cabinet for the first time since the Trinamool Congress returned to power for the third straight time in 2021.
Kolkata/UNI: Ruling Trinamool Congress winner from Ballygunge Babul Supriyo was sworn in as the MLA in the West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday.
Kolkata/IBNS: For the first time in 24 years since its inception, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), spearheaded by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Saturday managed to win the Asansol Lok Sabha seat with veteran Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha as its candidate.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has termed her party Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s win in two byelections in the state as a Nababarsho or the Bengali New Year "gift" to the outfit's organisation.
Kolkata/IBNS: Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Babul Supriyo, a former Union Minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Centre, won under the banner of Mamata Banerjee but his winning margin as compared to his predecessor late Subrata Mukherjee, shrank significantly in the byelection held in West Bengal's Ballygunge assembly seat.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) has taken a lead in both Ballygunge assembly constituency and Asansol Lok Sabha seat, where byelections were held on Apr 12.
Kolkata: Counting of votes for the by-polls to one Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal’s Asansol and a Assembly seat in Ballygunge are currently underway on Saturday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has come out in support of her niece and CPI-M candidate from West Bengal's Ballygunge constituency, Saira Shah Halim, who is taking on turncoat Babul Supriyo fielded by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Countering the charge that it feeds only an ageing party organisation, the Left, much like the 2021 assembly elections, has fielded Saira Shah Halim as a young CPI-M candidate from Ballygunge seat in south Kolkata. Halim also happens to be the niece of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and daughter-in-law of late politician Hashim Abdul Halim. In the middle of her campaigning amid the soaring temperature in Kolkata, Saira, who fought against the CAA-NRC and very recently the hijab ban, exclusively speaks to India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh ahead of the Apr 12 bypoll to the seat, which fell vacant by the demise of Mamata Banerjee's senior colleague Subrata Mukherjee
Kolkata/IBNS: The Left Front has fielded veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah's niece Saira Shah Halim as the Communist Party of India-Marxist or CPI-M candidate for the upcoming bypolls in the Ballygunge assembly constituency of West Bengal.
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Sunday announced the names of erstwhile BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo as candidates for bypolls to Asansol Lok Sabha seat and Ballygunge assembly seat respectively.
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India Saturday announced the schedule of by-elections to one parliamentary constituency in West Bengal and four assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and West Bengal.
Kolkata/IBNS: Former Union Minister and ex-Lok Sabha MP, Babul Supriyo, his wife, father and multiple staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo, who recently joined Trinamool Congress, on Tuesday formally tendered his resignation as Lok Sabha MP.
Kolkata/IBNS: Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) last month, will resign as the Lok Sabha MP on Oct 19.