Assam Chief Minister and the BJP's main strategist for the northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Wednesday said that the ruling party was confident of forming the next government in Manipur on its own and does not require the support of any ally.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asserted that the BJP will be defeated across the country in the next Lok Sabha polls due in 2024, and claimed that the party would face similar drubbing that it had tasted last time
The West Bengal Assembly elections may be over but the state continues to be roiled by politics of confrontation between the Central and state administrations.
Including Mamata Banerjee, there are nine women ministers in her third government, and 20 new ministers in all, seven of them from the minority community and four each from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Satuday that the COVID-19 crisis in the country was the result of the Centre "not doing any work" in the last six months as Union ministers and leaders were visiting Bengal daily to "capture" it.
The swearing-in ceremony for the newly-elected legislators in West Bengal got underway on Thursday morning, with pro-tem speaker Subrata Mukherjee administering the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs.
The BJP has not yet announced the new Chief Minister for Assam, a state it won decisively in the recently-held Assembly election, because of the post-poll violence reported in West Bengal.
Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday described Mamata Banerjee as the leader of the country who defeated all her opponents, including PM Modi and Central agencies like the CBI and the ED, in the recently-held Assembly elections in West Bengal.
PM Narendra Modi called, expressed concern at law and order situation in Bengal, says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on post-poll violence
Within 24 hours of elections results, at least a dozen people have been reported dead in post poll violence in Bengal, a figure that may be higher than the number of those killed during the month-long polls.
The Left Front -- all but wiped out in Bengal's political landscape in the current elections -- had sympathy on Monday from a most unexpected quarter.
Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as West Bengal chief minister for a third straight term on Wednesday, after she spearheaded her party to a ramarkable victory in the assembly polls.
Mamata Banerjee, who has won Bengal but lost the battle for Nandigram to her former aide-turned-BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari, claimed today that the election officer who oversaw counting in the constituency was threatened.
Bengal's three-time Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who pulled off a stupendous victory yesterday after an all-out fight by the BJP, today declared that the BJP is "not shahenshah" and the people have put them in their place.
Mamata Banerjee's huge victory in Bengal, even bigger than her 2016 win, has been tempered by her defeat in Nandigram, where results were declared around midnight.