State Assembly elections

Mixed response among state leaders of Congress, Left parties to election tie-up pact

Congress leaders admitted that having suffered atrocities from some CPI-M led Front activists over the years, these voters did not stick to the party decision to vote for a new found poll ally. But next year’s elections are unlikely to be marked by such ‘cross voting’ with Congress activists having a taste of TMC's highhandedness, it was felt.

Stalin’s faux pas

Having lost all the five State Assembly elections earlier this month, the BJP was planning to make the coming parliamentary poll a presidential style affair, Narendra Modi vs Rahul Gandhi.