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News Analysis: How Mamata Banerjee weakened the party she founded

On the last Thursday of May, a week after the general election results, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a confession in public. “Till today,” she said, “I have not allowed Trinamool Congress [TMC] to run the trade unions properly so that industry can function…Now I will strengthen the unions.” She referred to her […]

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Bengal remains on edge as TMC-BJP clashes continue

Violent clashes broke out between supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in parts of Bengal on Saturday, with at least one person being killed and the opposition party claiming three more deaths, although the police did not confirm these. TMC’s Kayum Molla, 26, was reportedly killed in a […]

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Mamata Banerjee refuses to attend Niti Aayog meet

“…Niti Ayog has no financial powers or power to support state plans, it is fruitless for me to attend the meeting,” she wrote in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In another stand-off with the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that she will not attend the Niti Ayog […]