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Adil Hossain

  • How BJP is realigning Bengal politics

    Mamata Banerjee has again reiterated who the real enemy is for her in the state of West Bengal. On the occasion of Martyrs Day which her party Trinamool Congress observes each year on July 21, she targeted the BJP again at a huge gathering by saying, "They had one Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and this...

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 1:58pm
  • Why the Tapas Pal case highlights the urgent need for police reforms

    Recently, we saw the furore that was caused after the video clip of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal openly threatening CPM workers with rape and murder came to light. The fact that despite the gross misconduct, the West Bengal government took no police action proves that the police reforms to...

    Monday, 7 July 2014 - 7:38pm
  • Why Mamata Banerjee loves to hate Narendra Modi

    On June 9, Mamata kind of created a political hailstorm in West Bengal politics by meeting with the Left delegation headed by CPM state secretary Biman Bose. They had earlier asked for a meeting with her to discuss post poll violence against left workers by the Trinomool Congress. Since winning the...

    Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 12:24pm
  • BJP or Left Front: Who will lead the race for Opposition in West Bengal

    Claude Levi Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist and the pioneer of structuralism wrote something very significant in his remarkable work 'Myth and Meaning'. He said, “To say that a way of thinking is disinterested and that it is an intellectual way of thinking does not mean at all that...

    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • How does BJP’s rise in Bengal challenge CPI (M)’s role as opposition?

    The political landscape of Bengal has changed with the impending Lok Sabha elections. The question that whether it is due to the so called Modi wave or not could be debated, but it’s written on the wall that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to emerge as serious political force in the state...

    Friday, 2 May 2014 - 8:28pm
  • Why does Mamata Banerjee think Election Commission – and everyone else – is the opposition?

    Courting controversy or flaunting the “dekhiye debo” (‘I will see you’) attitude is not something new to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Earlier, it was the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) and its leaders, and this election season everything except her own party she...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 11:55am
  • Why Sikkim is more excited about assembly polls than Lok Sabha elections

    Amidst the hustle bustle of national politics, far from the maddening crowd engaged in the cacophony of the Rahul vs Modi debate, Sikkim, the erstwhile Chogyal Kingdom and India’s 22nd state, is going to decide the fate of its chief minister Pawan Chamling. The Assembly elections, which are...

    Wednesday, 2 April 2014 - 4:20pm