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Mahua Moitra Refuses to be Intimidated by Narendra Modi

Mahua Moitra Refuses to be Intimidated by Narendra Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
The Diplomat meets the firebrand Indian politician on the election campaign trail in West Bengal.

After Initial Setback, India’s Opposition Alliance Starts Taking Shape

After Initial Setback, India’s Opposition Alliance Starts Taking Shape

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Over the past week, the Congress party has sealed seat-sharing deals with AAP and the SP. Will it clinch a deal with the TMC too?
Critic and Key Challenger Softens Stance Against Indian PM Modi

Critic and Key Challenger Softens Stance Against Indian PM Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
Chastened by investigations against her party leaders, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee makes a tactical shift.

Mamata Banerjee Shakes up the Status Quo

Mamata Banerjee Shakes up the Status Quo

By Kavita Chowdhury
The West Bengal Chief Minister aims to lead the opposition in the fight against India’s ruling BJP.

West Bengal Elections: What’s in It for Bangladesh?

West Bengal Elections: What’s in It for Bangladesh?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
A BJP win in West Bengal in the ongoing state elections could complicate Bangladesh-India relations even further.

Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal

Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal

By Sudha Ramachandran
The skyrocketing cases in India have barely made a dent in the feverish campaigns being mounted in West Bengal’s elections.

West Bengal Heats Up Ahead of Spring State Polls

West Bengal Heats Up Ahead of Spring State Polls

By Sudha Ramachandran
While the incumbent Trinamool Congress is expected to hold on to power, the elections will also likely see the BJP continue to make significant inroads in the state.
Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?

Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?

By Ankit Panda
India's ruling party will need a strong showing in upcoming state elections for its national reform agenda to succeed.

Interview: Sugata Bose

Interview: Sugata Bose

By Anuradha Sharma
The Diplomat speaks with the Harvard historian and first-time politician about the Indian elections.

Mamata and Congress at Each Other’s Throats

A thorn in the government’s side, the chief minister of W. Bengal is courting the Congress party’s regional allies.

India’s Communists Facing Oblivion?

India’s Communists Facing Oblivion?

Not necessarily, say Shibashis Chatterjee and Sumit Ganguly. But a big Left Front defeat in West Bengal will still have national implications.

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