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Ghar Wapsi: Mukul Roy dumps BJP to return to TMC with son Shubhranshu

In a major blow for the BJP, the saffron party’s first import from the Trinamool Congress in Bengal and its national vice president, Mukul Roy, on Friday returned to TMC ending weeks of speculations. His son, Shubhranshu, also returned to TMC. He was felicitated by TMC MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee at the...

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar refutes nepotism allegations

Under attack from the Trinamool Congress, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday refuted allegations of nepotism—a charge leveled against him by TMC MP Mahua Moitra. Dhankhar on Monday took to Twitter to refute the allegations. He said, “Assertion @MahuaMoitra in tweet & Media that six coterminous appointee OSDs in personal staff are relatives is...

FIR registered against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, brother in Bengal for stealing relief material

The West Bengal Police has registered a case against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari and his brother for allegedly stealing relief material worth several lakhs from a municipality office in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district. The case was registered in the Kanthi police station against the duo following a complaint by Ratnadip Manna, a member of...

BJP loyalist Swapan Dasgupta renominated to Rajya Sabha after losing Bengal election

BJP loyalist Swapan Dasgupta has been renominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Union government. A notification in this regard has been issued by President Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, Dasgupta had resigned from the Rajya Sabha in March hours after the Trinamool Congress objected to him contesting the West Bengal Assembly election on a BJP...

Reverse Migration: TMC defectors who joined BJP queuing up to return

In yet another embarrassment for the BJP that failed to clinch power from Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, several leaders of the saffron party who left the Trinamool Congress to join BJP are again queuing up to rejoin TMC. Notably, before the polls, these TMC turncoats, including MLAs and MPs, made a beeline to join...

Mamata Banerjee to contest bypoll from Bhowanipore

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to contest the Assembly bypoll from Bhowanipore—a seat that she sacrificed to contest against TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram which eventually resulted in her defeat. Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Shobhandeb Chatterjee, who won the poll from Bhowanipore, has resigned from the Assembly to make way...

Suvendu Adhikari criticises Mamata Banerjee for “politicising meeting with PM Modi”

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday launched an attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that she is trying to politicise the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He alleged that Mamata did not attend any of the meetings held in the past by the prime minister for COVID control. Adhikari, who defeated...

Bengal: Drama continues as arrested TMC leaders admitted to hospital

The daylong drama that unfolded on Monday since the CBI picked up two incumbent West Bengal ministers, a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA and a former minister in connection with the Narada scam continued on Tuesday with new twists and turns. Notably, the central probe agency arrested ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim, TMC MLA Madan...

CBI arrests Bengal ministers in Narada scam, TMC says procedure not followed

The clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Centre is all set to intensify with the arrest of two Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee by the CBI in connection with the Narada bribery case. Also, TMC MLA Madan Mitra has been also arrested by the CBI in the case. The arrests infuriated...

BJP’s tally in Bengal declines to 75 after two MLAs tender resignation

Two BJP MPs who contested and won the Assembly election in Bengal have tendered their resignation to the Speaker. Following the development, the tally of BJP MLAs in the 294-seat West Bengal Assembly has gone down to 75 from the earlier 77. The two MPs—Nishit Pramanik and Jagannath Sarkar—resigned on Wednesday afternoon on the instructions...

43 TMC legislators administered oath of office by Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, 43 legislators of her party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), were sworn in as ministers on Monday. A low-key event owing to the COVID-19 pandemic was held at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. The MLA’s were administered the oath of office by Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. Notably, the development comes after...

TMC registers thumping victory in Bengal, BJP wins Assam. Here are the latest trends

The BJP, despite its best efforts to woo the voters in the West Bengal Assembly elections, has failed to combat the counter-narrative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party the Trinamool Congress. While the TMC has secured victory in 135 seats and is leading in 77 seats out of the 292 seats,...