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 Congress Working Committee will meet on Monday to assess the party's losses in the state elections amid demands from leaders for serious introspection over its poor performance at the hustings, sources said.
An FIR or police case has been registered against a government official deputed as additional returning officer (ARO) in the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections for allegedly giving winning certificates to candidates who lost, an official said today.
AINRC Chief N Rangasamy will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Union Territory of Puducherry at a brief ceremony on Friday.
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.
The Election Commission has said that the Returning Officer (RO) is the "final authority under the law" in the matter of recounting in the Nandigram assembly constituency.
PM Narendra Modi called, expressed concern at law and order situation in Bengal, says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on post-poll violence
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today hinted that steps taken by the central government till now will not be able to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging India. He also accused the government of causing loss of life through its inaction.
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.
AINRC leader N Rangasamy, heading the NDA Puducherry, on Monday staked his claim to form the government in Puducherry after the front won 16 seats in the 30 member territorial assembly in the April 6 assembly 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.