Trinamool Congress

  • TMC questions timing of ED probe into Saradha chit fund scam 21-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has raised questions at the timing of the Enforcement Directorate's probe into the Saradha chit fund scam, alleging political motivation behind the investigative activity. Finance and Industry Minister of West Bengal Amit Mitra questioned the CBI and ED's motive behind launching the probe just two days...
  • BJP wants judicial probe into EVM tampering, JVM-P wants fresh polls 18-04-2014 10:28 PM

    A day after politicians and journalists were beaten up by police while protesting tampering with EVMs after voting in Ranchi constituency, the BJP on Friday demanded a judicial probe in the allegations while the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) sought the poll be countermanded and a fresh election held. "We demand...
  • Can Bhaichung Bhutia score for the Trinamool Congress from Darjeeling? 17-04-2014 11:25 PM

    Trinamool Congress has fielded former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia from Darjeeling constituency in West Bengal. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Bhutia talks about the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and his constituency. ...
  • 'BJP may win enough seats to fit its MPs into an Airbus A320' 16-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien sure has some fun predictions to make during the Lok Sabha elections. On Sunday, on a blog on the General Elections, Derek predicted as to how many MPs approximately would each party have and what mode of transport would they fit into. While the...
  • Has Mulayam lost it, ask UP women on rape remarks 15-04-2014 12:04 AM

    In a dingy bylane in the old city area, a family is trying to come to terms with life after their six-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and killed by a neighbour and three minors. The recent comment by Mulayam Singh Yadav that rapists are "young men who commit mistakes" has...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa 12-04-2014 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: Voting is taking place on Saturday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where the fate of 3 seats in Assam, 2 in Goa, 1 in Sikkim and 1 in Tripura will be sealed. Voting for the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is also taking place simultaneously. Karimganj, Silchar and Autonomous district...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest in Tripura East (ST) seat in last leg 11-04-2014 09:59 PM

    Agartala: Tripura goes to poll on Saturday to elect its second representative to the Lok Sabha from the Tripura East (ST) constituency, for which all arrangement is complete. A multi-cornered contest will take place in the constituency among the CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in...
  • WB minister's son-in-law arrested for assaulting EC officials 11-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Police has arrested the main accused in the Malda assault case. Somdeep Sarkar, son-in-law of state minister Sabitri Mitra, and Jamal Khan, another alleged Trinamool Congress activist, were arrested shortly before the 5 pm deadline in connection with the assault on Election Commission officials by Trinamool...
  • Assault on EC officials: WB Police arrests 5 TMC workers 11-04-2014 05:19 PM

    Kolkata: Five people were arrested on Friday in connection with the assault on Election Commission officials by Trinamool Congress workers in Malda. The main accused in the case, the son-in-law of state minister Sabitri Mitra, however, still remains at large. The Election Commission had earlier pulled up the Mamata government...
  • WB: EC asks police to arrest TMC workers who assaulted its officials 11-04-2014 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after the standoff with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission has cracked the whip again. It has now ordered the state DGP to immediately arrest those Trinamool Congress workers who allegedly assaulted EC officers in Malda on Thursday. The Commission's officials were trying...
  • LS polls: Welfare of Jarawa tribes key issue in Andaman 09-04-2014 12:51 PM

    The conflict between commercial activities and welfare of Jarawa tribes is one of the key poll issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is witnessing a fierce fight among five major parties, including debutant AAP, for this lone Lok Sabha seat going to polls on Thursday. The issue remains so...
  • Defiant Mamata dares EC, refuses to remove 5 SPs, DM despite orders 08-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken on the Election Commission after it ordered the transfer of five SPs and a District Magistrate following complaints by the Opposition parties. Mamata Banerjee has, however, refused to transfer the officials. Mamata has, in fact, dared the EC to remove the...
  • BJP, Trinamool links will be known after poll: Left Front 06-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Terming Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's recent virulent attack on the BJP a " game" between the two parties, West Bengal's opposition Left Front on Sunday said the understanding between the two would come into the open after the Lok Sabha polls. "The Trinamool's attacks on the BJP are just...
  • Will come down heavily in cases of partiality or inaction in polls: CEC 06-04-2014 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: In a strict warning to officials, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Sunday said it will "come down heavily" on them in cases of "partiality", "partisan conduct" or "inaction. Addressing the media after the full bench of the commission held a series of meetings with the political parties,...
  • 'Alarming how intellectuals and film personalities are joining TMC' 05-04-2014 10:42 PM

    CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday alleged a section of intellectuals and Bengali film personalities were 'surrendering to black money of chitfunds' in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal. "A section of Tollygunge (film industry) is surrendering to the black money of chit funds. An evil hand is trying to take...
  • TMC MP Satabdi Roy's assets treble, surpass Rs 4 crore 05-04-2014 06:36 PM

    The assets of Trinamool Congress parliamentarian and Bengali film actress Satabdi Roy - recontesting from the Birbhum Lok Sabha seat - have registered a sharp increase and nearly trebled to over a whopping Rs 4 crore. According to her affidavit, the actress-turned-politician's assets are valued at Rs 4,25,47,727 from the...
  • Federal front will corner more than 100 LS seats: Trinamool Congress 04-04-2014 08:05 PM

    A senior Trinamool Congress party leader said on Friday that the 'Federal Front', which is much different from the Third Front, would corner more than 100 seats after the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "No government will be formed in Delhi without the support of Trinamool," All India Trinamool Congress Party...
  • Federal front will corner more than 100 LS seats: Trinamool Congress 04-04-2014 08:05 PM

    A senior Trinamool Congress party leader said on Friday that the 'Federal Front', which is much different from the Third Front, would corner more than 100 seats after the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "No government will be formed in Delhi without the support of Trinamool," All India Trinamool Congress Party...
  • Shahi Imam asks Muslims to vote for Congress, TMC, flays SP, BSP 04-04-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Days after he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Muslim cleric Shahi Imam Bukhari on Friday pledged his support to the party. He also endorsed the Trinamool Congress, saying the Muslims of West Bengal should vote for the TMC. "I'm declaring support to the Congress expecting that it will...
  • TMC's code for polls: Women not to wear lipstick, men not to drink 03-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Kolkata: Live austere until the polls are over, seems to be the Trinamool Congress's mantra ahead of the elections. The party has issued a diktat to its members, asking women not to wear lipstick and men to abstain from alcohol until the elections are over. The TMC has not commented...
  • Election sweeteners: NaMo, RaGa, Didi sandesh in Bengal 02-04-2014 05:50 PM

    Kolkata: The surcharged political atmosphere in West Bengal is getting a sweet edge in a hotly contested election. Sweet makers are cashing in on the election frenzy by creating sweet delicacies named after party symbols and leaders. The Congress' hand, or the Trinamool Congress' 'Jora Ghas Phul' ("twin flowers in...
  • Trinamool Congress spreads its wings in Jharkhand's political landmine 01-04-2014 07:06 PM

    At the best of times Jharkhand's political scenario is unpredictable where MLAs change parties at the drop of a hat, parties enter into alliances which become history in a matter of days and a Damocles swords perpetually hangs over the state government's head. The state carved out of Bihar in...
  • JPP announces support to JVM in Jharkhand 01-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Jharkhand People's Party on Monday pledged support to Babulal Marandi's Jharkhand Vikas Morcha in the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, days after snapping ties with Trinamool Congress. "Our party will support all the 14 candidates of the JVM contesting in Jharkhand," JPP president Surya Singh Besra said at a joint...
  • Complaints against Rahul, Mamata over poll code violations 31-03-2014 08:54 PM

    The West Bengal chief electoral office on Monday said it has received complaints against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bengali superstar Dev for violating the model code of conduct. The complaints have been sent to the central election commission for scrutiny. "We have...
  • Fissures in TMC-AOP alliance over Cuttack LS seat 29-03-2014 11:37 PM

    Fissures appear in the pre-poll alliance between Aama Odisha Party (AOP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Odisha as candidates from both the parties are pitted against each other in the Cuttack Lok Sabha seat. After withdrawal-deadline of nominations ended on Saturday, it was found that all the ten candidates, whose...
  • Trinamool lodges poll complaint against Rahul Gandhi 28-03-2014 10:32 PM

    The Trinamool Congress has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for the alleged presence of school students at an election rally addressed by him in West Bengal, an official said on Friday. According to assistant chief electoral officer Amitjyoti Bhattacharji, Trinamool national...
  • TMC LS candidate Fazal Khan's nomination for Jamshedpur LS seat rejected 27-03-2014 10:31 PM

    As many as 15 candidatesincluding five Independents remained in the fray from theJamshedpur Lok Sabha seat after the nominations of TrinamoolCongress nominee Fazal Khan and another were rejected duringscrutiny on Thursday. Khan's nomination was rejected after he failed to submitForm 26 within the stipulated time and fell short of requirednumber...
  • Baichung Bhutia declares liquid assets worth Rs 6.52 crore 24-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Trinamool Congress candidate for Darjeeling parliamentary seat and former captain of national football team Baichung Bhutia declared liquid assets worth Rs 6.52 crore in an affidavit filed on Monday. Bhutia declared that his personal cash-in-hand was Rs 2.64 crore, while investments and savings in the form of bonds, shares, FDs,...
  • TMC state convener Dilip Chatterjee arrested in a 22-year-old case 22-03-2014 08:27 PM

    Jharkhand state convener Dilip Chatterjee was on Saturday arrested in a 22-year-old case of attack on the convoy of the then chief minister of unified Bihar Lalu Prasad. Chatterjee, who earlier belonged to the JMM, had allegedly attacked Prasad's convoy together with party supporters armed with bows and arrows on...
  • Trinamool's election manifesto advocates for electoral reforms 22-03-2014 05:15 PM

    Kolkata: Describing food, dress and shelter as the party's focus, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, promising electoral reforms, transparency and a corruption-free India. Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, who officially unveiled the document, attacked the the Congress, BJP and CPI-M, saying they...