#Mamata Banerjee

TMC party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a roadshow in Kolkata, Sunday, April 18. Photo credit: PTI

  • Political leaders have decided to not hold any “big” rally in Bengal
  • Polling in West Bengal is being held in eight phases
  • Votes will be counted on May 2
     

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
"She is fighting for the rights and respect of the people of Bengal, said Jaya Bacchan on Mamata Banerjee. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Jaya Bachchan is a Samajwadi Party MP
  • She campaigned for TMC on Monday in West Bengal
  • "Do not hijack my religion from me, do not hijack my democracy," said Bachchan

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting, at Sahaganj in Hooghly district. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The BJP and the West Bengal ruling party, Trinamool Congress, are engaged in a fierce battle for the upcoming elections
  • BJP has accused the TMC government of gathering details of police personnel to 'enable collection of postal ballot and effect proxy votes
  • West Bengal will vote in eight phases from March 27

.Ghatal, West Bengal, India
TMC leader and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee addresses a public rally at Gangarampur in South Dinajpur district. (PTI Photo)

  • Without naming Adhikari, Abhishek Banerjee described him as a betrayer who "brought disgrace" to Medinipur
  • "You cannot scare me by using the CBI and the ED," Banerjee said
  • The Adhikari family holds sway in a number of assembly seats in several south Bengal districts including the two Medinipurs

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Prashant Kishor is a political strategist and helped BJP in 2014 general elections. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@PrashantKishor)

  • Bengal only wants its own daughter, tweeted Prashant Kishor
  • He is helping Mamta Banerjee in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections
  • In December 2020, Kishore announced he would quit Twitter if the BJP crossed double digits

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting at Sahaganj in Hooghly district. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal Assembly election is scheduled from March 27 to April 29
  • Several prominent Trinamool Congress members have recently joined the BJP 
  • Making massive gains, BJP won 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses media representatives after she arrived at Nabanna on an electric scooter during a protest against the hike in fuel price in Kolkata on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • The polling will be held in 8 phases
  • The last assembly election was held in 2016 and Trinamool Congress won 211 seats
  • The term of the West Bengal legislative assembly is coming to an end in May

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has often targeted the Centre over spiralling fuel prices. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim was driving the scooter
  • Last week, Mamata Banerjee  said the Centre will reduce the prices only for a few days ahead of elections
  • Currently, the price of petrol in Kolkata is at Rs 91.12 per litre and that of diesel is Rs 84.2 a litre

.Hooghly, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses an event in Kolkata. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has condemned the CBI interrogation of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife
  • She called it an "insult to our women"
  • Banerjee said "several women in the BJP cannot speak a single word about what is happening to them"

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
PM Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata in January. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi
  • She highlighted that election in the state is due soon for which people will go to polling stations
  • Banerjee asked for PM's help so that the state government would be able to purchase vaccines on a priority basis