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West Bengal Legislative Assembly: Indian political body
The West Bengal Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the B. B. D. Bagh area of Kolkata (Calcutta)-the Capital of the state. Members of the Legislative assembly are directly elected by the people. The legislative assembly comprises 294 Members of Legislative Assembly, all directly elected from single-seat constituencies. Its term is five years, unless sooner dissolved.

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West Bengal: TMC men allegedly rape, a 60-year-old woman after election results | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: TMC men allegedly rape, a 60-year-old woman after election results | Oneindia News

On the night of May 4, TMC members allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a woman in West Bengal. The incident took place two days after the West Bengal Assembly election results. #WestBengal..

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Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar forced to stop speech after BJP protests in assembly |Oneindia News [Video]

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar forced to stop speech after BJP protests in assembly |Oneindia News

Chaos erupted in the Bengal Assembly on Friday afternoon as governor Jagdeep Dhankhar began his speech. Opposition BJP MLAs held up placards and shouted protests. Dhankhar was forced to stop less than..

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'Lord Ram' of Ramayan fame joins BJP ahead of West Bengal Assembly election

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021: Swapan Dasgupta resigns from RS, rubbishes TMC allegations on Upper House membership

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021: TMC to release manifesto today

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