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You can't be the new TMC, BJP: A line of Trinamool leaders joining the saffron party is not good news
That Trinamool is in shambles is clear. But how is an exodus of its controversial leaders going to help the BJP? Specially when none of them claims to follow BJP's ideology?
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The recent doctors' strike signals danger for Mamata Banerjee. In her tenure, Bengal saw fervent minority appeasement, harsh political violence and deep corruption. Can it be cured?
The move by the West Bengal Chief Minister and the TMC to curb the saffron tide is indicative of a few things — the result was unexpected, one cannot bank on personal popularity alone and time-tested strategies may not be effective anymore.
Ed Hoc | 3-minute read
Communism, the legendary Bangla defence mechanism or the gutkhakhor non-Bengali; who is to blame for Kolkata's rot?
Poribortan Full Circle: Mamata Banerjee once called for 'change' in West Bengal. Is that rebounding on her today?
Mamata must pause and ponder over what brought down the 34-year rule of the Left in Bengal. She shouldn't repeat the same mistakes.
Aage Se Right | 8-minute read
Bengal's Deadly Dadagiri: How criminal bullying, extortion and vote capturing has become an intrinsic part of Bengal's culture
If CPM is to be blamed for the rise of local dadas, then Trinamul should be held responsible for perpetuating the legacy. Bengal's bhadralok are afraid to even talk about the dadagiri which is destroying Tagore's state.
The Calcutta HC has refused to interfere with the court's previous single bench order staying the poll process.
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Opponents believe it was a move to shift the focus from the ongoing violence allegedly unleashed by TMC workers ahead of panchayat polls in Bengal.
RIGHT Foot Forward | 7-minute read