Assembly Elections: West Bengal

Losing hold

Print edition : May 13, 2016

Deepa Dasmunshi, Congress-CPI(M) alliance candidate, during a road show in her constituency in south Kolkata. . She is contesting against TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

Anubrata Mandal, the Trinamool Congress strongman in Birbhum. Photo: SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADYAY

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, former Chief Minister, with CPI(M) candidates at a rally in Kolkata. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

After a flyover under construction in Kolkata collapsed on March 31. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

The Trinamool Congress’ grip on voters is loosening as corruption, rural suicides and strong-arm tactics of party workers emerge as the main themes of the opposition campaign in West Bengal.

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