Biman Bose

  • CPM joins social media bandwagon, launches its Facebook, Twitter page 18-03-2014 06:21 PM

    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 18-03-2014 05:33 PM

    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,...
  • Left Front to announce LS candidate list in February 17-02-2014 03:57 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal panchayat election results: CPM alleges malpractices 29-07-2013 08:21 PM

    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...
  • Biman demands proper security arrangements for the fifth phase of panchayat polls 23-07-2013 03:21 PM

    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...
  • WB poll panel has failed to ensure fair polls: Left Front 12-06-2013 05:25 AM

    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....
  • Trinamool trivialising attack on democracy: Left Front 08-06-2013 11:55 PM

    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...
  • Buy alternative land for Singur farmers, Left tells Mamata 02-12-2012 04:26 AM

    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...
  • I'll fight by sticking to my ideology: Mamata 24-11-2012 12:31 AM

    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...
  • Lokpal effectiveness doubtful, says CPIM 29-12-2011 03:33 AM

    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...
  • Make Kisenji's post-mortem report public: CPI(M) 26-11-2011 05:04 PM

    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...
  • WB Guv defends Mamata's police station act 10-11-2011 06:15 AM

    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 09-11-2011 08:09 PM

    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,...
  • CPI-M admits failures at all levels in Bengal 05-10-2011 01:53 PM

    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...
  • CPM to go back to the masses in WB: Karat 05-06-2011 09:24 PM

    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...
  • Left elects Leader of opposition in WB Assembly 27-05-2011 03:25 PM

    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...
  • Buddhadeb skips Politburo meet 16-05-2011 11:36 AM

    The CPM Politburo, has dismissed Buddhadeb Bhattacharya quitting the Politburo as 'speculation'. ...
  • LF failed to gauge people's mood: Biman Bose 13-05-2011 09:28 PM

    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...
  • Buddhadeb resigns as CM of West Bengal 13-05-2011 01:03 PM

    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...
  • Jubilation at Mamata's house, gloom at CPM HQ 13-05-2011 12:21 PM

    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...
  • Left Front happy over peaceful polls in Bengal 08-05-2011 11:28 AM

    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...
  • CPM questions EC's arrangements in Bengal polls 04-05-2011 11:40 AM

    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...
  • Left will be wiped out after WB polls: Mamata 03-05-2011 05:08 PM

    Narayangarh: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee claimed that the Left Front would be wiped out after Tuesdays 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...
  • WB: CPM wants repoll in 40 booths in two seats 28-04-2011 10:44 AM

    Kolkata: The CPM on Wednesday demanded repoll in 40 booths in two constituencies in North 24-Parganas district where the third phase of Assembly polls were held. "We have demanded repoll in 22 booths in Bijpur and in 18 booths in the Haroa constituencies," CPM state secretary Biman Bose told a...
  • Somnath free to campaign for Left in WB: Bose 17-04-2011 03:49 PM

    Kolkata: Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Sunday said that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was expelled from CPM, was free to campaign for LF candidates, while defending the charges made by CPM leader Gautam Deb against opposition TMC and its supreme Mamata Banerjee. "If anybody takes a...
  • Artists, singers, actors in Trinamool list 20-03-2011 05:32 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress's list of candidates for West Bengal's 228 assembly seats has its own share of singers, actors and artists who have been an unofficial part of the party for the last two years. Trinamool gave tickets to national award winning actress Debashree Roy, Bengali actor Chiranjeet, theatre...
  • Rectify mistakes, manifesto asks Left workers 17-03-2011 11:41 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Left Front on Wednesday asked its workers to rectify mistakes, check corruption, nepotism and misbehaviour with the masses. "The main reason behind the success of the Left Front is the Left movement. But there are a few flaws which we have committed. We need to check...