Somnath Chatterjee

Type: Person
Name: Somnath Chatterjee
Title: Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha
Organization: Lok Sabha
Date of Birth: 25/07/1929
Place of Birth: Tezpur (Assam)
Nationality: India
Fact Sheet: Biography for Somnath Chatterjee
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Dola's 'auspicious' nomination struck down

ASANSOL: Trinamool Congress candidate Dola Sen had to file her nomination papers again on Thursday as the district administration nullified her nomination filed on Poila Baishak because it was a holiday.The administration, which doubles up as the poll ... [Published Times of India - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

The politics of decency: Restraint, skill and repartee are scarce traits in our politicians now

Elections as political drama have a performative element where scandals, gossip, innuendos give it an edge.Yet, politics in a deep way is a civilisational exercise.Politics, to remain politics, must be competitive but never exterminist.The opponent is ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Mamata Banerjee defies EC transfer order

KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday rebuffed Election Commission's orders to transfer five SPs and a DM in Bengal, saying she will not remove even a single official "so long as she is in the chair". CPM, Congress and BJP had complained against ... [Published Times of India - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Mamata Banerjee, a giant killer

Fulfilled her dream of becoming chief minister in May 2011 The mercurial maverick ‘didi’ (elder sister), as West Bengal’s first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is often referred to, has been a giant-killer from the very beginning of her political ... [Published Gulf News - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

General Elections 2014: Mamata Banerjee—Bengal Tigress` Final Frontier

Mamata Banerjee ended the uninterrupted 34-year-long reign of the Left in West Bengal, but can she be the first woman prime minister 29 years after Indira Gandhi is the big question.The 59-year-old cotton sari and chappal-clad firebrand politician was ... [Published zeenews.com - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Lakshman Seth expelled for ‘tarnishing CPM image’

Kolkata, 27  March: The CPI-M today expelled from the party the controversial former MP from Tamluk Lakshman Seth for "tarnishing" its image.The decision followed Mr Seth's scathing attack on the party's top leadership and praise of Trinamul Congress ... [Published The Statesman - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Mamata Banerjee: the firebrand leader displays grassroots image

Mamata Banerjee came to power in West Bengal in 2011, ending 35 years of Communist rule in the state. Banerjee is the founder of the Trinamool Congress — which she set up in 1998 after falling out with the Congress Party. Colloquially known as ‘Didi’, ... [Published Business Standard India - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 2 reports

Another disappointment for Mamata in ...

The low turnout and Anna Hazare's absence at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's rally here Wednesday was not the first time the politician's hopes have been belied in the capital.Hazare, who had last month extended his support to Banerjee, did ... [Published Siasat Daily - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Wide of their Marx

Somnath Chatterjee is no longer a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Nonetheless, the former Lok Sabha Speaker, who was expelled in 2008 for refusing to toe the party line, is concerned about the flagging fortunes of his old party. He recently ... [Published The Week - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Feb 26 2014 - Updated Feb 26 2014 - 1 reports

Serious failure

When the history of Manmohan Singh’s prime ministership gets to be written, one important fact will not go unnoticed. He held office for 10 uninterrupted years without being elected by the people. Mr Singh was not a member of the Lok Sabha but of the ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Feb 26 2014]
First reported Feb 17 2014 - Updated Feb 17 2014 - 1 reports

Somnath Chatterjee in hospital

KOLKATA: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, 84, is admitted to a nursing home with chest infection. "Chatterjee, who is an old patient of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was admitted with chest infection on Sunday after he got a cold," ... [Published Times of India - Feb 17 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 1 reports

Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee hits out at AAP over 'mohalla' politics

NEW DELHI: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Monday took a swipe at the Aam Aadmi Party government, saying the country cannot run on 'mohalla sabhas' and a law cannot be decided on the streets."The country cannot run with mohalla politics," ... [Published Times of India - Feb 10 2014]

Quotes

...District CPI-ML president Somnath Chatterjee scoffed at her on Thursday, saying: "she (dola sen) wouldn't have joined trinamool if we hadn't expelled her from our party." Chatterjee's party announced support to CPM's Banshagopal Chowdhury to "counter communal forces like Trinamool and BJP"
What happens if the Mamata Banerjee government doesn't execute the transfers? Lawyer and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee says: "first of all, the chief minister can't say so. she holds a constitutional post, and the constitution says ec is supreme in the conduct and supervision of elections. this can lead to cancellations of polls. the breakdown of the constitutional machinery may lead to imposition of president's rule."
...So what happens now? "if things reach such a pass, the ec can move supreme court or countermand the elections in bengal. either way, ec's take on election-related matters is paramount" Chatterjee, a Constitutional law expert, said

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Dola's 'auspicious' nomination struck down [Published Times of India - 14 hours ago]
The politics of decency: Restraint, skill and r... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 13 2014]
Policies and failures: CPM wastes half a century [Published Manorama Online - Apr 11 2014]
CropWorld India Celebrates its 5th Successful Y... [Published PR Newswire India - Apr 08 2014]
Row unconstitutional, unsavoury: Experts [Published Times of India - Apr 08 2014]
Mamata Banerjee defies EC transfer order [Published Times of India - Apr 07 2014]
Mamata Banerjee, a giant killer [Published Gulf News - Apr 05 2014]
Presidency University Students' Referendum a Se... [Published New Indian Express - Mar 30 2014]
General Elections 2014: Mamata Banerjee—Bengal ... [Published zeenews.com - Mar 28 2014]
Lakshman Seth expelled for ‘tarnishing CPM image’ [Published The Statesman - Mar 28 2014]
‘Rebel’ Seth gets the boot [Published Indian Express - Mar 27 2014]
People believe Narendra Modi is a decisive lead... [Published DNA India - Mar 27 2014]
Sup with devil but don't sip tea with political... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Mar 25 2014]
Morale unshaken,but... [Published The Statesman - Mar 24 2014]
Indian elections are the greatest democratic sh... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 23 2014]
Mamata Banerjee: the firebrand leader displays ... [Published Business Standard India - Mar 22 2014]
Marred by Ms [Published The Week - Mar 17 2014]
Another disappointment for Mamata in ... [Published Siasat Daily - Mar 12 2014]
Another disappointment for Mamata in the capital [Published ProKerala.com - Mar 12 2014]
Wide of their Marx [Published The Week - Mar 12 2014]
Our marathon men in Parliament [Published Times of India - Mar 11 2014]
Serious failure [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Feb 26 2014]
Somnath Chatterjee in hospital [Published Times of India - Feb 17 2014]
Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee hits out a... [Published Times of India - Feb 10 2014]
Cross-vote cloud on RS calculations [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Feb 06 2014]
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