Biman Bose

  • Bouncing back a challenge due to TMC, BJP's overwhelming mandate: Left May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The Left Front has delivered its worst results since 1952. Left Front chairman Biman Bose told CNN-IBN that bouncing back will be a challenging task for the party due to the overwhelming mandate of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal. "We have not analysed...
  • CPM joins social media bandwagon, launches its Facebook, Twitter page March 18, 2014

    Kolkata: It is rightly said , "better late than never". With not even a month left for Lok Sabha elections to begin, it is the Left in Bengal to finally join the social network bandwagon. The state unit of CPI(M) on Tuesday launched its official Facebook page and a twitter...
  • CPM goes online to court young voters March 18, 2014

    The CPM on Tuesday went online by logging into its Facebook account and Twitter handle, a move aimed at wooing young electors, a sizeable number of whom would be first-time voters in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "As the new generation is more comfortable in these form of social media, we...
  • Left Front to announce LS candidate list in February February 17, 2014

    The Left Front in West Bengal would announce its candidate list for the Lok Sabha election in the state this month, LF chairman Biman Bose said on Monday. Bose said the names of all 42 candidates would be announced shortly. Reacting to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark that opposition members who...
  • West Bengal panchayat election results: CPM alleges malpractices July 29, 2013

    Kolkata: As the ruling Trinamool Congress is on its way to capture majority of the gram panchayats in rural Bengal, the opposition CPI(M) on Monday alleged "large-scale malpractices" during counting of votes in Burdwan and Howrah districts. CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose said the malpractices were adopted by the TMC in...
  • Biman demands proper security arrangements for the fifth phase of panchayat polls July 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Accusing the West Bengal government of destroying democratic values of the state, Left Front chairman Biman Bose today alleged that the Trinamool Congress leaders had engaged in a competition for inciting violence. "The leaders of the Trinamool Congress are now in a competition with each other for scoring brownie points,"...
  • WB poll panel has failed to ensure fair polls: Left Front June 12, 2013

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Tuesday accused West Bengal's State Election Commission (SEC) of failing to implement security measures for the upcoming panchayat (rural body) polls as directed by the Calcutta High Court. Left parties will hold demonstrations outside of the office of commission demanding adequate security for the polls. "The...
  • Trinamool trivialising attack on democracy: Left Front June 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Saturday criticised the West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government for the recent gangrape of a college student and attacks on two TV journalists and accused the authorities of trivialising "attacks on democracy". "The gangrape case and the attacks on the journalists are a glaring example of attacks...
  • TMC govt has 'messed up' panchayat poll: Left Front March 29, 2013

    Kolkata: The Opposition Left Front on Thursday alleged that the West Bengal government had 'messed up' the ensuing Panchayat polls and said if the election was not held on time it would be the responsibility of the ruling Trinamool Congress. Stating that it had during its regime held seven panchayat elections...
  • Trinamool threatening opposition workers, says CPI-M March 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of threatening and harassing opposition activists ahead of the upcoming panchayat polls in the state. "An atmosphere of terror prevails in a number of districts. And in some districts the ruling party is taking recourse to...
  • UPA policies driving farmers to suicide: CPM February 24, 2013

    Kolkata: Terming India's rate of price rise the highest in the world, the CPM on Sunday blamed the Congress-led UPA government's policies for creating a tendency of suicide among farmers. "The rate at which prices of all commodities have been rising is phenomenal and it is highest among all the countries...
  • Buy alternative land for Singur farmers, Left tells Mamata December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Saturday suggested to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to buy alternative plots from adjoining areas to return land to the farmers of Singur who had refused compensation for their land acquired earlier for an industrial project. "In the interest of farmers, if the state government...
  • I'll fight by sticking to my ideology: Mamata November 24, 2012

    Kolkata: Facing renewed attack from the Left for her failed bid to table a no confidence motion against the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she would stick to her ideology and work for the people, disregarding criticism. "I will fight it out. I will fight by...
  • 'Mamata trying to bluff people by her FDI stance' October 2, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to bluff people by her opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Monday said and questioned the purpose of her meeting with the US Secretary of State and the US Ambassador to India. "A grave conspiracy...
  • President poll: Left to decide after UPA meet June 14, 2012

    Kolkata: The Left parties will decide their stand on the presidential poll issue only after the UPA formally announced its candidate. "Left parties are ready. As soon as they will declare the name of the candidate (for the presidential poll), the four parties (CPI(M), CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc) will...
  • Mamata's remarks in Kolkata rape unfortunate: CPM February 19, 2012

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing opposition fire for rubbishing the rape victim's complaints as a conspiracy. ...
  • Lokpal effectiveness doubtful, says CPIM December 29, 2011

    Kolkata: Expressing doubts over the effectiveness of the Lokpal bill as it excludes the corporate sector, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Biman Bose on Wednesday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for opposing the move to grant constitutional status to the anti-graft ombudsman. "I doubt how much effective this Lokpal will...
  • Make Kisenji's post-mortem report public: CPI(M) November 26, 2011

    Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Maoist leader Kishenji's post-mortem report be made public, saying the controversy over his killing could be set at rest only by it. "What really happened will be known only after the post-mortem report is made public. We think it is the West Bengal government's...
  • WB Guv defends Mamata's police station act November 10, 2011

    Kolkata: In an unprecedented move, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan defended Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's storming of a Police station in Kolkata, says she intervened to prevent violence. But the opposition says her action was unbecoming of a chief minister. Mamata virtually stormed into the Bhowanipore police station in Kolkata...
  • Mamata's police station act raises eyebrows November 9, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has raised eyebrows by virtually storming into a police station and demanding the release of party cadre arrested for rioting and arson. She asked policemen at the Bhowanipore police station in Kolkata to release two Trinamool members who had been arrested for rioting, arson...
  • CPI-M admits failures at all levels in Bengal October 5, 2011

    Kolkata: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), leader of the alliance voted out of power in West Bengal, has confessed it was unable to produce ideal Communists. "We could not groom ideal Communist leaders and workers," state CPI-M secretary Biman Bose said after an in-depth analysis of the party-led Left Front's...
  • CPM to go back to the masses in WB: Karat June 5, 2011

    Kolkata: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday said that the party in West Bengal would have to re-establish connect with the people and to reorganise itself after the drubbing in the state Assembly elections at the hands of Trinamool Congress-Congress combine. The CPM, which had evidently lost touch with the...
  • Left elects Leader of opposition in WB Assembly May 27, 2011

    Kolkata: For the first time in 34 years, the Left Front on Friday elected Suryakanta Mishra as the Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly. Announcing Mishra's name at a press conference here, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said "our MLAs will have to learn to play the role of...
  • Buddhadeb skips Politburo meet May 16, 2011

    The CPM Politburo, has dismissed Buddhadeb Bhattacharya quitting the Politburo as 'speculation'. ...
  • LF failed to gauge people's mood: Biman Bose May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: "Humbly accepting" the people's verdict in the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Left Front on Friday said it had failed to gauge the mood to the call for 'paribartan' given by the Trinamool Congress. "We did not understand that the people had accepted the slogan of paribartan (change)," Left Front...
  • Buddhadeb resigns as CM of West Bengal May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has resigned on Friday following the debacle suffered by the CPM-led ruling Left Front in the Assembly polls. Bhattacharjee was the chief minister of the state for two consecutive terms since May, 2001, taking over the baton from party patriarch Jyoti Basu who was...
  • Jubilation at Mamata's house, gloom at CPM HQ May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: As Trinamool Congress on Friday appeared all set for the victory in West Bengal Assembly polls, jubilation erupted at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's modest residence in Kolkata, while gloom descended on the CPM headquarters where Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was closeted with party leaders. Trinamool Congress workers and supporters...
  • Left Front happy over peaceful polls in Bengal May 8, 2011

    Kolkata: The ruling Left Front Chairman, Biman Bose on Sautrday said that elections to 38 seats in the fifth phase assembly elections in West Bengal was peaceful except some stray incidents. "We had apprehended trouble in some areas. But apart from some stray incidents, elections were peaceful," Bose told news persons...
  • CPM questions EC's arrangements in Bengal polls May 4, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Left Front on Tuesday accused opposition Trinamool Congress of terrorising voters during the fourth phase of assembly polls, and said that the "incidents" have raised a question mark over the security arrangements made by the Election Commission (EC). Alleging that the Left Front polling agents were not...
  • Left will be wiped out after WB polls: Mamata May 3, 2011

    Narayangarh: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee claimed that the Left Front would be wiped out after Tuesday’s fourth round of polling in the six-phase West Bengal Assembly elections. Addressing a rally at Narayangarh in West Midnapur district where health minister Suryakanta Mishra of CPM is pitted against TMC's Kauser Ali in...