West Bengal

CAA protests: Political see-saw in West Bengal

Print edition : January 31, 2020

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leading a rally to protest against the new citizenship law, in Siliguri on January 3. Photo: DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP

An unusually quiet day at Burra Bazar in central Kolkata, normally an extremely busy and congested business district, during the nationwide general strike called by trade unions on January 8. Most shops had their shutters down. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

A rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Kolkata on January 3. Photo: RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

Dilip Ghosh, BJP State president. He has been forced to tone down his hawkish stance. Photo: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

With civic elections round the corner, the ruling Trinamool Congress appears to have gained an edge over the BJP in West Bengal.
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