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Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Building loyalty through the stomach For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Poor quality of university VCs EEC at the National Media Centre Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Protest masters... Build close rapport with business leaders Modi storms Silicon Valley No Maha Koottani in TN... GNS - 100: our first subscriber WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Noble nonagenarians... Kudos to NDTV... Welcome focus on core competence Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Of course, Gujarat is vibrant L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… TELANGANA at last…BUT Music happens Should we change the official year? China invests in India Rahman at CIC Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Gay abandon in pricing A yen for wastage… Tatas moving out of urea production... Shipping woes of Chennai companies
 
West Bengal: mindless malignancy

In West Bengal the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won 34 out of 42 seats. The Left Parties could win only 2 seats.  Congress and BJP won 4 and 2 respectively. An interesting development is the sizeable vote share of 16.8 per cent of the BJP in the state.

Mamata Banerjee has been quite angry with Modi for the latter’s criticism of her rule. On the lines of Mani Shankar Aiyar, she was not averse to using extremely harsh language: “he wants to cause caste-based violence. We are telling the Election Commission that he should be arrested and should not be allowed to campaign in the state,” she said. She also labelled Modi “butcher of Gujarat.” She wouldn’t even send a note of congratulations.

Such adversarial relations did not win for the state much even from the UPA II government. Continuing this doesn’t augur well for West Bengal.

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