All stories by Pradipta Tapadar
RSS ideology, Netaji's ideals poles apart: Dr Anita Bose-PfaffRediff.com21 Jan 2023
Amidst the fanfare over Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's plans to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary in Kolkata on January 23, his daughter Anita Bose-Pfaff has said that the organisation's ideology and the nationalist leader's ideas of secularism and inclusiveness are 'poles apart and do not coincide'.
Rahul frontrunner for PM post in opposition camp: Shatrughan SinhaRediff.com9 Jan 2023
This is for the second time in the last three months that Sinha has come out with praising words for Rahul Gandhi and his 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.
Gujarat polls phase 2: BJP pins hope on Hindutva in SabarkanthaRediff.com3 Dec 2022
The Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat is hoping to make a clean sweep in the Dalit and tribal-dominated Sabarkantha district comprising four Assembly constituencies even as unemployment has become a major issue that the ruling party hopes to negate with Hindutva and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma.
Gujarat poll: Did any PM campaign like this, asks KhargeRediff.com3 Dec 2022
Kharge said that the BJP is trying to misuse his 'Ravan' remarks for electoral gains in Gujarat.
AAP, MIM's entry makes BJP, Congress worry over Kutch outcomeRediff.com28 Nov 2022
The Congress and BJP are apprehensive that AAP might eat into their votes among the Patel community, Kshatriyas, a section of minorities, and Dalits, thus delivering a fatal blow in the closely-contested seats. But the local BJP is elated over the entry of AIMIM as there will be a contender for minority votes apart from the Congress in seats like Bhuj and Mandvi, which have considerable Muslim electorate.
Guj poll: 'Bring back our family members from Pak jail and get votes'Rediff.com28 Nov 2022
The family members of the fishermen lodged in Pakistani jails say they would vote for those parties in the upcoming elections which assure to bring their relatives back from the neighbouring country.
Will parties pay heed to concerns of Bhuj's earthquake survivors, experts?Rediff.com27 Nov 2022
As the election approaches, the earthquake survivors and the scientists urge political parties to take note of warning signs before it's too late.
Netaji's daughter to approach India, Japan for DNA test of ashesRediff.com18 Aug 2022
Pfaff said resolving the mystery shrouding Bose's life and bringing back the ashes to India would be a true tribute to the revolutionary as the country celebrates its 75th anniversary of Independence.
Hit by Partha episode, Trinamool plans major overhaul, cabinet rejigRediff.com30 Jul 2022
Sources said the reshuffle will also aim at an image makeover for the party hit by school jobs scam probe.
Why Mamata is in a dilemma over opposing Draupadi Murmu's candidatureRediff.com11 Jul 2022
Tribals constitute 7-8 per cent of the state's population, and are a deciding factor in 47 assembly seats and seven Lok Sabha constituencies spread across the Junglemahal districts of Purulia, Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and Jhargram in southern Bengal and Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar in the north.
Poll rout in Goa and Tripura, Birbhum killings force TMC to reach out to CongRediff.com30 Mar 2022
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has recently written to all opposition parties including the Congress, calling on everyone to come together and put up a united fight against saffron forces.
TMC's national ambitions hit after debacle in Goa, TripuraRediff.com14 Mar 2022
Having failed its litmus test, the Bengal's ruling party is back to square one, trying to draw up a fresh strategy ahead of the polls in Meghalaya and Tripura.
24 years since forming TMC, Mamata only grew strongerRediff.com16 Feb 2022
'The more you challenge her, the more powerful she gets'
Netaji's legacy party exploited for political reasons: DaughterRediff.com17 Jan 2022
Amid a controversy over the rejection of West Bengal's tableau for the Republic Day parade themed on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army, his daughter Anita Bose Pfaff said on Monday the legendary freedom fighter's legacy has often been 'partly exploited' for political reasons.
Oppn unity at stake as Cong-TMC ties turn sour post poachingRediff.com27 Nov 2021
The Opposition unity to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have run into rough weather as the Trinamool Congress and the Congress are at daggers drawn over the recent instances of 'poaching' by the Mamata Banerjee-led camp, with the grand old party finding itself in a tight spot.
Want to thwart attempts to divide people on religious lines: PaesRediff.com3 Nov 2021
Paes, having proved his mettle in tennis courts, now sought to champion the cause of common people as 'I have always wanted to serve the country in one way or the other'.
Will protect communal harmony at any cost: Bangladesh HMRediff.com18 Oct 2021
He claimed that the violence is aimed at fomenting trouble in his nation with an eye on the next general election.
Minister Puri explains why petrol prices are not coming downRediff.com23 Sep 2021
Petrol prices in the country are not coming down as the states do not want to bring fuel under the ambit of the GST, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. In an interview to PTI in Kolkata, Puri said petrol prices crossed the Rs 100-mark in West Bengal as the TMC government is levying heavy taxes. "If your question is do you want the petrol prices to come down then the answer is yes.
Unequal battle in Bhabanipur as Mamata faces 'lightweight' rivalsRediff.com13 Sep 2021
Having emerged as the face of opposition resistance to the Narendra Modi juggernaut after the TMC's triumph in the assembly elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is locked in an unequal battle as she squares off with "lightweight" rivals in her own lair--Bhabanipur.
Cong in best position to lead Oppn alliance: Salman KhurshidRediff.com6 Sep 2021
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) member also reminded regional parties opposed to the BJP of the defeat in the 2019 general elections when Narendra Modi powered the National Democratic Alliance to a second straight term in office due to a fragmented opposition, warning the 'BJP is coming after them' in their respective states.