#West Bengal Election 2021

.Raghunathpur, West Bengal, India
TMC represents Raghunathpur in West Bengal assembly. (Photo Credits: PTI)

  • The seat falls under Siwan Lok Sabha constituency
  • TMC's Purna Chandra Bauri is the sitting MLA
  • The seat will go to poll in the phase 1 on March 27

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addressed a mega rally in Kolkata's Brigade parade grounds. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Adhir Chowdhury said that Sunday's rally proved the Bengal elections will not be a two- cornered contest
  • He said the goal of the alliance is to ensure the victory of secularism
  • Bhupesh Baghel alleged that both the BJP and the TMC are trying to divide the people

.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

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Union Minister and President of Republican Party of India Ramdas Athawale addresses a press conference in Lucknow. (PTI Photo)

  • "If the BJP leaves 8-10 seats, the RPI can be used to give a jolt to the BSP," Ramdas Athawale said
  • He said talks will be held with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath over an alliance in the state
  • If not given seats by the BJP, the RPI would field its candidates on some seats and support the saffron party on others

.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

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are likely in April-May. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are likely in April-May
  • Assam assembly polls are likely to be held in March-April
  • A three-member committee has also been formed to oversee the deployment of the central forces in West Bengal

.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"