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Another embarrassment for BJP in Bengal as MLA Tanmoy Ghosh joins TMC

In yet another blow for the West Bengal BJP, its MLA from Bishnupur Assembly constituency Tanmoy Ghosh has dumped the party to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Ghosh was welcomed into the Mamata Banerjee-led party by Bengal Cabinet minister Bratya Basu. After joining the TMC, Ghosh said, “BJP is into vindictive politics. They are attempting...

TMC MP and actress Nushrat Jahan gives birth to baby boy

Trinamool Congress MP and actress Nushrat Jahan on Thursday gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, at a private hospital in Kolkata’s Park Street. Both the mother and the child are doing well under the watchful eyes of doctors. She was admitted to Bhagirathi Neotia Women and Child Care Centre on Wednesday night...

Bengal govt to move SC against HC’s order for a CBI probe into post-poll violence

The West Bengal government is likely to approach the Supreme Court after the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI probe in the alleged murder and rape cases linked to the post-poll violence. The high court has also ordered an SIT probe into the other offences linked to the violence that erupted after the Assembly poll...

Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra likely to step down

Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra is likely to resign from his ministerial position due to ill health. Mitra, an economist, who has been Bengal’s finance minister since 2011, is also going to retire from active politics. The septuagenarian had refrained from contesting this year’s Assembly election, but due to party...

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit joins TMC

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday defected from the Congress to the Trinamool Congress. After joining the Mamata Banerjee-led party, Mukherjee said that Banerjee can replicate the success achieved in West Bengal against the BJP throughout the country with the help of others. Abhijit Mukherjee said, “The way Mamata Banerjee halted the...

Bengal governor ends speech midway amid ruckus by BJP MLAs

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday had to end his speech midway due to a ruckus in the Assembly by BJP MLAs who showed pictures of post-poll violence in the state and chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans. Notably, the first session of the newly constituted Assembly began Friday as differences between the ruling Trinamool Congress...

TMC MPs write to PM Modi seeking removal of solicitor general Tushar Mehta—Here’s why

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove Tushar Mehta as solicitor general for meeting Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in corruption cases. Notably, Tushar Mehta represents the CBI in some of the cases. The Trinamool Congress MPs in a...

8 parties including AAP, TMC attend meeting with Sharad Pawar

The meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday was attended by representatives from eight political parties including the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Left Front. There were speculations doing the round that the meeting was organised for assessing the possibility of a third front for the Uttar Pradesh election...
Setback for BJP; North Bengal leader Ganga Prasad Sharma joins TMC

Setback for BJP; North Bengal leader Ganga Prasad Sharma joins TMC

Sharma was the BJP president of Alipurduar, the only district where the party won all Assembly seats   Kolkata: The spate of shifts from Bharatiya Janata Party to Trinamool Congress in West Bengal continues. On Monday, Ganga Prasad Sharma, BJP president of Alipurduar district, joined TMC in presence of party leaders like Sukhendu Sekhar Roy...

BJP’s Alipurduar district president, others to join TMC over tussle with party MP

In yet another embarrassment for the BJP in West Bengal, the saffron party’s president for Alipurduar district Ganga Prasad Sharma has announced that he is leaving the party to join TMC. The development comes in response to the demand raised by Alipurduar MP John Barla for a separate Union Territory comprising of areas in north...

Suvendu Adhikari seeks disqualification of Mukul Roy from Bengal Assembly

Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has sought the disqualification of Mukul Roy from the Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly constituency. Recently, Roy defected to TMC from Congress leaving the saffron party embarrassed at a time it is struggling to keep its pack together in West Bengal. Adhikari has approached...

TMC extends poll management contract to I-PAC till 2026

After winning the recently concluded Assembly election with a thumping majority, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has extended the contract with election management company I-PAC till 2026. However, unlike the Assembly poll in 2021 when poll strategist Prashant Kishor headed the TMC’s strategy, all future elections in the state will be managed by the company’s new...