Manas R Bannerjee

Despite FIR, MLA sticks to UT stance

According to Mr Pramanik, Ms Chatterjee "categorically spoke for segregating North Bengal from the state of West Bengal and showed hatred, contempt and disaffection towards the existing lawfully elected government of West Bengal."

‘Separate N Bengal’ demand debate rages on in region

While a section of people associated with different organisations and political platforms have indirectly supported Alipurduar MP John Barla's demand of a separate North Bengal state or Union Territory for this region on the issue of deprivation as well as lack of national security in the region, several other groups have decided to oppose the demand.

Despite row, Barla sticks to N Bengal UT stance

According to Mr Barla, seven BJP MPs from North Bengal will raise the issue in Delhi, talk to the central government and meet West Bengal Governor and others, including the President of India on this matter.

Siliguri talks Asok, Shankar duel

This time around, the constituency is set to witness an interesting battle between CPI-M heavyweight Asok Bhattacharya and his former "disciple" Shankar Ghosh, a BJP candidate, when people vote for them in the fifth phase of the elections here on 17 April.

BJP poll fever finally reaches the hills

Moreover, when a section of political observers here has been calculating the fate of the Trinamul Congress as well as another Morcha leader Bimal Gurung (minus the BJP), after the state decided to withdraw cases against him, Darjeeling MP Raju Bista, who led the 'parivartan yatra' in Kalimpong today, said "people's love for the BJP and hate for the TMC was palpable, wherever we are going."