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Chief Minister of Indian state of West Bengal

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Mamata Banerjee: Chief Minister of Indian state of West Bengal
Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician who has served as the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011 being the first woman to hold the office. She founded the party All India Trinamool Congress in 1998 after separating from the Indian National Congress, and became its chairperson. She is often referred to as Didi.

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Mamata: The Left-slayer who failed to stop BJP roar in her den

A rare blend of grit and pragmatism, Mamata Banerjee was seen as a potential prime minister in the event of the NDA failing to pass muster with voters in the Lok Sabha elections.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Crumbling Left, depleted Cong help saffron surge in Mamata's Bengal

BJP's sharp focus on the state, and efforts of PM Modi and Amit Shah seem to be paying the desired dividends. The party has increased its vote share to nearly 40% from just 17% in 2014. The Left, that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bengal sees saffron surge, Mamata congratulates winners

West Bengal seems to be headed for a saffron surge, with the BJP leading in 19 seats and the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) ahead in 22 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata congratulates winning candidates


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BJP leads from Mamata's anti-land acquisition launch pad

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly constituency, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her anti-land acquisition agitation in Singur, which catapulted her into the national..
IndiaTimes - Published

Undaunted by exit polls, Chandrababu Naidu continues unity bid

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee . The two leaders discussed opposition strategy. Naidu’s initiative is being seen as a bid to keep the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naidu meets Mamata, top opposition leaders to huddle Tuesday to decide post-result strategy

As part of his efforts to unite the opposition, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, at her Kolkata..
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'Modi is a senior Mamata, Mamata is a junior Modi': Somen Mitra


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#VerdictWithTimes: Chandrababu Naidu calls on Mamata Banerjee, discusses formation of non-BJP govt in case of hung verdict

Naidu held a 45-minute-long meeting with Banerjee on the future strategies of the "Mahagatbandhan" (Grand Alliance), sources said. The leaders also discussed possibilities of forming a non-BJP..
IndiaTimes - Published

Exit Poll 2019: Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee for post-poll alliance talks in Kolkata

Chandrababu Naidu had a marathon meeting with Gandhis, Sharad Pawar, and Sitaram Yechury on Sunday. Ms. Banerjee dubbed the exit polls as "gossip".
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BJP wants central forces in Bengal till MCC ends

BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that elections in six of the nine seats, which have undergone elections on Sunday, were marred by violence. Citing media reports and..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Substantiate claim or will drag you to court': Mamata's nephew after sending defamation notice to PM Modi

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee said, "Whatever he (PM) said in meeting on 15th May in Diamond Harbour, he has to substantiate those statements with ample proof & justify what..
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee asks EC to ensure peaceful and impartial voting in Bengal

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday wrote to the Election Commission to ensure "peaceful and impartial" elections in the state without the interference of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency: Candidates for 2019 LS poll, past results, all updates

Is fielding Nusrat Jahan prove to be Mamata's masterstroke?
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Can Mimi Chakraborty do a Mamata of 1984 in Jadavpur?

The prestigious Jadavpur parliamentary constituency in West Bengal has never blessed a political party for a third consecutive term. Can the Trinamool Congress buck the trend? As this question was..
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee prepones two rallies after Election Commission diktat

The EC took an unprecedented step of invoking Article 324 to curtail the campaign period in West Bengal in view of the violence
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Will build new Vidyasagar statue, says PM; don't need BJP's money, responds Mamata


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Mamata Banerjee says vandalism of statues not new for BJP, lists past incidents

A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in the violence during BJP president Shah's massive road show on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee biggest fascist, murderer of democracy: BJP

BJP and TMC are sparring over violence which took place in Kolkata during Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday.
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Don't need BJP's money, Bengal has enough to rebuild Vidyasagar statue: Mamata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a rally in Uttar Pradesh, had promised to install the statue at the same spot where it stood before being desecrated on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

Arun Jaitley: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee failed Constitution

A constitutional authority, the Election Commission of India, has effectively held Bengal to be a "state in anarchy", says Jaitley in series of tweets
DNA - Published

Meme row: BJP activist Priyanka Sharma released late, West Bengal government gets the stick

BJP activist Priyanka Sharma shared a spooky meme of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
DNA - Published

Kolkata violence: EC's gift to Modi, says Mamata as campaigning time curtailed in Bengal

Mamata responds strongly to EC's unprecedented decision.
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'Unethical, unconstitutional, unfair': Mamata slams EC action over Kolkata violence

Fiery Mamata Banerjee challenges EC decision
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Make my bad painting and gift me after May 23; won't file FIR: PM Narendra Modi to Mamata Banerjee

PM Modi slammed Mamata Banerjee for 'throwing WB's daughters in jail'. "The daughters you are throwing in jail are the ones who will give you a fitting reply. This much anger over a petty photo? Didi,..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC says arrest of BJYM worker for sharing Mamata meme prima facie arbitrary

BJP's youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma was released on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

SC to hear in July BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma's application against Bengal police

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hear in July first week BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma's application seeking action against the West Bengal police. The SC also censured West Bengal..
IndiaTimes - Published

'What are you when you go to Delhi': On Mamata Banerjee's 'outsider' tag, Amit Shah responds

BJP national president Amit Shah has rebutted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that he is an "outsider" in West Bengal and said he has come to the state to campaign for his party.
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Mamata Banerjee, Derek O'Brien change Twitter profile picture to Vidyasagar's image to protest desecration of statue

Profile pictures of Mamata Banerjee, Derek O'Brien and official Twitter handle of the TMC were changed following the violence during BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow.
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Amit Shah storms Mamata Banerjee's bastion, thousands attend Kolkata rally

Tensions have been high and Kolkata, earlier on Tuesday, had witnessed scenes of chaos when BJP alleged TMC workers had torn posters they had put up along the route of Shah's roadshow.
DNA - Published

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