All stories by SWARUPA DUTT
'Mamata will win Bengal with 190+ seats'Rediff.com1 May 2021
'The BJP knows it can't win Bengal.'
'Trinamool will get 50% of the votes'Rediff.com1 May 2021
'The BJP will get the lion's share of the Opposition vote. I would give the Congress-Left around 15 per cent.'
'Modi, Shah have to start eating fish to win Bengal'Rediff.com22 Apr 2021
'At this moment, the Trinamool has an edge.'
What Mamata can learn from this actorRediff.com17 Apr 2021
'The power of love is the greatest power in the world.' 'Add a smile and you can conquer the world,' Bengali actor June Maliah, the Trinamool Congress's candidate for the Medinipur constituency, tells Swarupa Dutt/Rediff.com.
'We believe in only one leader and that is Mamata'Rediff.com12 Apr 2021
'Mamata is synonymous with Bengal, its culture, language, traditions.'
'It is not easy to misappropriate Netaji'Rediff.com7 Apr 2021
'He was always opposed to a form of nationalism that was narrow, selfish and arrogant.' 'He will always remain a beacon of inspiration for freedom-loving people across the world and for movements of resistance against oppressive State power.'
'Bengal has a lot to learn from Gujarat'Rediff.com30 Mar 2021
'Look at the number of billionaires, the number of new billionaires in India.' 'Adani and Ambani are not the only ones.' 'What's wrong with people making money as long as it benefits us?'
Why TMC's 89-year-old MLA joined BJPRediff.com26 Mar 2021
'The TMC did not bother telling me, a sitting MLA for 20 years, why I was not being given a ticket.'
'Mamata is mentally and physically finished'Rediff.com23 Mar 2021
'Our honourable CM is so shameless that she will say the state is among the safest for women.'
'Alas! Mamata has become a machine'Rediff.com16 Mar 2021
'Mamata is an emotional person, she follows her heart.' 'We loved that Didi, we still love her, but she is a changed person.' 'Why and how the change happened, who is responsible, I can't say.'
'There are people in TMC who are termites'Rediff.com15 Mar 2021
'The TMC forgets that if people don't stand by you, your party will never win.'
Will Aditi Munshi hit the right notes for Mamata?Rediff.com12 Mar 2021
'People say my personality doesn't have sharp edges, but politics doesn't have to be about pulling down your opponents or bad mouthing them.'
Why Sarala Murmu went to BJP after getting a TMC ticketRediff.com10 Mar 2021
'I did get a ticket, but getting nominated isn't enough.' 'The people in Habibpur, my own party workers, are my opponents.' 'Is it possible to win?'
'Hindus don't vote according to religion'Rediff.com9 Mar 2021
As their parties are locked in a fierce battle for Bengal, Tathagata and Saugata Roy, siblings who belong to the BJP and the TMC respectively, answer the same questions put to them about the assembly election.
'BJP is not banking on Hindu voters'Rediff.com9 Mar 2021
'Whether the Hindu voter will vote for us or not, we can't say, can we?'
'I gave Suvendu my blessings when he joined BJP'Rediff.com1 Mar 2021
'The TMC has become a private limited company.'
'Amit Shahji, Naddaji, all of us do the same work'Rediff.com25 Feb 2021
'You may be an MP or an MLA; when we go to Bengal, we go as cadre.'
'BJP in Bengal is nothing but TMC 2.0'Rediff.com22 Feb 2021
'Tell me, one BJP policy that Mamata has opposed and is fighting tooth and nail?' Be it Article 370, instant triple talaq, be it CAA/NRC/NPR, be it notebandi, FDI, she has aligned with the BJP.'
'When Modi chants Ram, Ram, the youth chant kaam kaam'Rediff.com22 Feb 2021
'Who are these people on the streets?' 'They are youth and students who were hoodwinked, bluffed by Modi for the last seven years, with a promise of 2 crore jobs every year.' 'And Mamata sings the same tune.' 'But the youth can see that as long as there is Mamata or Modi, there is no hope.'
'BJP's dream of Ram Rajya will fail in Bengal'Rediff.com22 Feb 2021
'If the BJP thinks it is going to overnight transform Bengal into Madhya Pradesh, sorry, that's not going to happen because I have faith in our ethos and culture.'