April 17, 2021 07:04 (IST)
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BJP releases alleged Mamata tape asking to frame Central forces, SP, others in Sitalkuchi firing

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released an audio tape where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was purpotedly asking her party's candidate in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi assembly constituency to prevent the bodies of four killed in CISF firing from being claimed by their kins till there is a rally and FIRs filed by experienced lawyers. She was heard in the alleged tape saying that from the Central force commandants to Superintendent of Police and IC, all have to be framed in the case of firing. While the veracity of the tape is yet to be confirmed, the BJP claimed the CM was trying to foment communal trouble. The Trinamool Congress candidate there was heard admitting that those who died were their partymen. 

BJP responsible for COVID surge in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Nabadwip/UNI: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for COVID surge in Bengal.

Bengal: EC to meet all parties over Covid-19 situation amid ongoing polls

Kolkata/IBNS: India's poll body will on Friday meet 10 political parties participating in the high-octane assembly elections in West Bengal amid the spike in Covid-19 cases.

Hold remaining phases of election in one go: Mamata Banerjee to Election Commission

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to club the remaining phases of polling dates and consider conducting them in one go.

Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral

Kolkata/IBNS: Four days after the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) firing incident in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi during the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, that left four persons dead, a video clip, which is claimed to be of the incident, has gone viral on social media.

Bengal will burn the day BJP enters state: Rahul Gandhi

Matigara/WB/UNI: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday claimed Bengal will burn the day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enters the state.

Bengal: Mamata meets family members of people killed in Cooch Behar shooting

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met the family members of four people who were shot dead by the central military personnel in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi during the ongoing polls.

Mamata Banerjee Dharna: Rajnath Singh slams TMC supremo

Swarupnagar/UNI: Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her adverse comments on the poll body, saying the TMC supremo's outburst was a result of her frustration because she realised her imminent defeat on May 2.

Mamata Banerjee calls off dharna against EC ban on her Bengal poll campaign

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called off her over three-hour long dharna against the Election Commission's ban on her poll campaign for 24 hours.

Bengal polls: ECI serves notice to Dilip Ghosh over Sitalkuchi remark, seeks explanation by 10 am tomorrow

Kolkata/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday served a notice to West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh over his controversial remark on the CISF firing in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi that left four people dead, officials said.

Mamata Banerjee begins dharna in protest against EC ban on Bengal poll campaign

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday began her dharna near Gandhi statue in downtown Kolkata in protest against the Election Commission (EC)'s ban on her campaign for 24 hours.

Bengal: Mamata's dharna today in protest against EC ban on her poll campaign

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will on Tuesday sit on a dharna in downtown Kolkata in protest against the Election Commission (EC)'s ban on her campaign for 24 hours.

Bengal polls: ECI bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours starting 8 pm tonight

New Delhi/IBNS: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly demanding votes on communal ground and directing women to 'gherao' (restrain) the Central armed paramilitary forces (CAPF) during the poll, officials said.

Breaking News: ECI bans Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours

Election Commission of India has imposed a ban of 24 hours on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in any manner from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13.

BJP touched 100 seats in four phases of Bengal polls: PM Modi

Kolkata/IBNS: Boosting the confidence of his party workers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has touched 100 seats in the four of eight phases of ongoing West Bengal assembly elections.