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West Bengal

PM’s Bengal Advisors

Jayanta Ghosal

Debashree Mukherjee, joint secretary in the PMO, is one of those people who inform Modi on issues central to the states

An East Bengal In West Bengal

The 2021 struggle for power is shaped by history, geography, demography—and a miracle by the mahatma, argues MJ Akbar

A Political Transformation

For the first time, the BJP is on the cusp of creating history in West Bengal

Remote Controlled

From Bengal to Kerala, the arc of Islamist extremists taking instructions from invisible terrorist operatives

Demography Is Destiny

Identity still holds the key to West Bengal despite the pronounced economic disparities

Global Meets Local

How does one explain Modi’s trip to Bangladesh on March 26th and 27th, just as West Bengal goes to polls on March 27th?

One and Many

Every election is about the validation of the Modi story

Hell Is Not the Other

Bengal’s traditions of inclusiveness are at stake

Where Politics Is Passion

The trick in an election is to balance the national appeal with local faces. Language matters, and often doesn’t matter

Walking the Campaign

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Mamata Banerjee for her disciplined physical exercise regimen

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