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After Babul Supriyo, now BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani joins TMC

 Krishna Kalyani had resigned from BJP earlier this month Kolkata: Krishna Kalyani, the BJP MLA from Raiganj in West Bengal, has joined the All India Trinamool Congress, joining the list of leaders who made the switch since the TMC returned to power in the state in the Assembly elections held this year. “We extend a...

2 months after leaving BJP, Babul Supriyo to resign as MP

Now with TMC, Asansol MP Babul Supriyo will submit his resignation to LS Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday   Kolkata: Former Union minister Babul Supriyo, who had resigned from BJP and joined TMC, will now formally resign as a Member of Parliament. He will submit his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday,...

Meghalaya: Mukul Sangma, 13 other MLAs may quit Cong, join TMC, say sources

Mukul Sangma has rubbished the reports   Shillong: There is a strong buzz that veteran Congress leader and former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma will leave Congress and join the Trinamool Congress in coming days. However, he has rubbished these reports, saying these are mere speculations. According to sources, Sangma and 13 other MLAs from...

BJP won’t field candidate against TMC’s Sushmita Dev in Rajya Sabha bypoll

The BJP on Monday announced that it will not field a candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll scheduled on October 4 in West Bengal, which essentially means that TMC leader Sushmita Dev will win the election unopposed. Notably, the Rajya Sabha seat turned vacant as TMC’s Manas Bhunia quit the Rajya Sabha after winning the...

Babul Supriyo’s exit won’t affect BJP, says Bengal BJP chief

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has finally reacted to former Union minister and party leader Babul Supriyo joining the Trinamool Congress. Dilip Ghosh, who failed to drive the party to power in the Assembly polls despite a mega campaign spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said that Babul Supriyo’s exit will not have...

Mamata Banerjee’s Bhabanipur bypoll nomination papers flawed, claims BJP

The BJP has filed a poll complaint against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for failing to disclose five FIRs lodged against her in her nomination papers for the Bhabanipur bypoll. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, has refuted the allegations. Notably, the September 30 bypoll is crucial for Mamata Banerjee to stay as CM of...

It’s official! BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal to challenge Mamata Banerejee in Bhabanipur

Priyanka Tibrewal had joined BJP in August 2014 Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal as its candidate for the Bhabanipur by-elections on September 30. She will be pitted against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The decision to field her was taken by the central election...

3 crude bombs hurled at BJP MP’s residence in Bengal

Unknown bike-borne miscreants on Wednesday hurled three crude bombs at BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh’s home at Jagatdal. Fortunately, the bombs landed near the gate of the parliamentarian’s residence and scarred it, but no one was injured in the incident. Arjun Singh was in Delhi when the incident happened, but his family members were...

Congress unlikely to field candidate against Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur bypolls

New Delhi: The Congress may not field its candidate against West Bengal Chief Minister on the Bhabanipur Assembly seat in the upcoming by-elections. The Election Commission has announced that bypolls for Bhabanipur and two other Assembly seats in West Bengal, Samserganj and Jangipur, will be held on September 30. The Trinamool Congress on Sunday declared...

Chandan Mitra, former Rajya Sabha MP and editor, no more

New Delhi: Former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra passed away late on Wednesday night, his son tweeted. Mitra was 65. He was ailing for past sometime. Mitra resigned as printer and publisher of The Pioneer in June this year. “Since it is already out there; Dad passed away late last night. He had been suffering...

Another blow for Bengal BJP as MLA Biswajit Das joins TMC

In yet another embarrassment for the BJP in Bengal, its MLA from West Bengal’s Bagdah, Biswajit Das, has dumped the party to join hands with the Trinamool Congress (TMC). With the latest exit, the BJP’s tally in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly declined to 72 from the 77 seats it had won in the state...

CBI registers 3 more FIRs in Bengal post-poll violence, total tally touches 31

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the cases linked to post-poll violence in West Bengal, has filed three more FIRs, agency sources told Tuesday. With the registration of the new FIRs, the total number of FIRs filed by the central agency in connection with the post-poll violence in the state has gone...