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Will attend oath-taking ceremony of BJP government in Bengal: PM Modi 

Sonarpur: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed confidence when he said his Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in West Bengal after winning the assembly polls and he will attend the oath-taking ceremony of the new CM.

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of playing "divisive" politics

Raidighi/UNI: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing "divisive" politics in the state.

Bengal Polls: Eight guns, 200 bullets seized ahead of 3rd phase  

Kolkata/UNI: Police on Friday arrested an alleged underground arms dealer while he was smuggling 8 guns and some 200 bullets from neighbouring Jharkhand into the poll-bound West Bengal.

BJP will win 50 of 60 seats in first two phases of Bengal Assembly polls: Amit Shah

Sitalkunchi/Kalchini/UNI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday predicted that BJP would win at least 50 seats out of 60 assembly seats which went for polls in the first two phases in West Bengal and also claimed that TMC head and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would face a defeat at Nandigram constituency.

BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya thanks EC for conducting peaceful polls in Bengal

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal on Saturday witnessed the first phase poll to 30 seats in five Jangalmahal districts - Medinipur East and West, Purulia, Jhargram and Purulia where nearly 55 per cent polled was recorded upto 1 pm.

Around 70.17 pc electorate cast votes in West Bengal till 1600 hours

Kolkata/UNI: Amidst sporadic violence, an estimated 70.17 per cent electorate cast their votes in Bengal till 1600 hours on Saturday, an Election Commission (EC) official here said.

If 30 pc Muslims unite in India, four Pakistans can be formed: Bengal TMC leader Sheikh Alam

Kolkata/IBNS: Days ahead of the West Bengal assembly election, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader from Birbhum's Nanur, Sheikh Alam, has landed in a controversy after he said- "If 30 per cent of India's minority population unite, four Pakistans can be formed"- during a public rally in Nanur's Basapara area on Wednesday.

Mamata Banerjee asks party youth workers to remain alert at polling booths on voting days

Kharagpur/UNI: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asked party youth workers to remain alert at polling booths on voting days.

I am not contesting polls: Sikha Mitra after BJP fields late Somen Mitra's wife from Chowringhee

Kolkata/IBNS: In an embarrassment for the saffron party, late Congress leader Somen Mitra's wife Sikha Mitra on Thursday said she would not contest as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Chowringhee seat in the Bengal polls, minutes after her name was announced.

Bengal Polls 2021: PM Modi to address rally in Purulia today

Kolkata/IBNS: To bolster the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s campaign for the first phase of election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday address a rally at Purulia in poll-bound West Bengal.

Stop making innuendos against ECI: Deputy Election Commissioner shoots off letter to Mamata over Nandigram incident

New Delhi/IBNS: Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain on Tuesday sent a stern letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking her to refrain from making accusations against the Election Commission of India (ECI) over the Mar 10 Nandigram incident in which the Trinamool Congress supremo was injured.

Lok Janshakti Party declares name of candidates for Bengal polls

Kolkata/IBNS: The Lok Janshakti Party has declared the name of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal.

Bengal polls: BJP candidate Rantidev Sengupta changes decision, to contest from Howrah Dakshin

Kolkata/IBNS: Reversing decision within a few hours, journalist-turned-Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Rantidev Sengupta on Sunday night said that he will contest from Howrah Dakshin (South) assembly seat in the forthcoming West Bengal polls.

Mamata Banerjee discharged from hospital, doctors say CM responded well to treatment

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Friday discharged from hospital, two days after she was injured in Nandigram during her campaign trail ahead of the Assembly elections.

Derek O'Brien counters PM Modi's speech in Bengal with 'fact-checks'

Kolkata/IBNS: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in West Bengal's Hoogly, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien presented a fact-check of the same rebutting all accusations levelled against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government.