WEST BENGAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly byeelections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • Mamata all set to present 'populist' Rail Budget February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: As Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee readies to present the Rail Budget 201112 on Friday, expectations are high that the budget could be high on populism and low on reforms, as the minister has set her eyes on the Writers' Building in Kolkata. The cashtrapped Railways is unlikely to carry...
  • Mamata unlikely to hike fare in Rail Budget February 24, 2011

    New Delhi: This year's Railway Budget could be high on populism and low on reforms as Mamata Banerjee's interests is in Writers' Building in Kolkata. The Railway Minister, who flagged off over 30 new trains in West Bengal in the last six months alone, would wait till the state assembly elections...
  • Mamata eyes WB polls; populist Rail Budget on cards February 24, 2011

    New Delhi: During the 201011 Railway Budget speech Mamata Banerjee was in a tearing hurry. "Please listen or I will forget. I have too much to say and there is very little time. I am speaking like Rajdhani because there is very little time left," she told the Lok Sabha....
  • Kolkata my home, not Delhi: Mamata May 18, 2010

    Kolkata: In the face of criticism by the Opposition for her frequent absence from Delhi, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has defended her stay in Kolkata saying the national capital was not her home. "Delhi is not my home. When there is no Parliament session, why should I stay in Delhi? Kolkata...
  • I can quit if govt asks: Mamata May 18, 2010

    Speaking to CNNIBN, the Railways Minister also said that she never blamed people for Delhi stampede. ...
  • Mamata to offer more sops in Railway Budget February 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee will present the Railway Budget in Parliament on Wednesday and all indications are it will be a populist Budget with an eye on the West Bengal Assembly elections scheduled in 2011. Mamata is unlikely to propose any increase in passenger fares. Railway security and infrastructure are likely...
  • Buddha's core team ready to sit in Opposition November 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Troubles don't seem to end for the Left in Bengal. Barely was it mourning the loss of face in the byelections with Trinamool Congress ousting the Left that now a demand for early elections has come. And it is not from arch rival Mamata Banerjee but from Buddhadeb...