Presidential poll: TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee to attend opposition meet convened by Sharad Pawar

A senior Trinamool Congress functionary Monday said its national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee is likely to represent the party at the opposition meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar on June 21 over the upcoming presidential poll. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to participate in the meeting due to prior engagements. “The … Read more

Presidential poll: Mamata Banerjee unlikely to attend opposition meet convened by Sharad Pawar on June 21

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to participate in the opposition meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar on June 21 on the upcoming Presidential poll due to prior engagements, a TMC functionary said on Sunday. A senior TMC leader will be present at the proposed meeting, he said. “Mamata Banerjee will not … Read more

BJP MP Arjun Singh rejoins Trinamool Congress

Kolkata: In a jolt to the saffron camp in West Bengal, BJP MP Arjun Singh on Sunday rejoined the Trinamool Congress, ending weeks of speculation over his possible switchover to the ruling party. Singh was welcomed into the party by TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee at his office in south Kolkata. “Warmly welcoming former … Read more

BJP chief JP Nadda calls rebellious West Bengal MP Arjun Singh for talks

Kolkata: BJP president JP Nadda will have a discussion on the problems of the jute industry with West Bengal party MP Arjun Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday. Singh has been up in arms against the Centre’s policy on jute prices, in the last few weeks, and has raised concerns about rising jute prices. Singh … Read more

Shah reviving CAA to hide failure of not fulfiling poll promise: CPI(M)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was reviving the issue of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to hide the BJP‘s failure to give credence to its pre-poll promise of implementing it, the CPI(M) claimed on Friday. CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty claimed that Shah’s reiteration that CAA will be implemented in West Bengal was … Read more

15 resign from BJP ahead of Amit Shah’s visit to West Bengal

Kolkata: Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah‘s visit to West Bengal, at least 15 BJP leaders from North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat, including state committee members, former Mondal President and district committee members, have tendered resignation together on Sunday, amid allegations against District President Tapas Mitra for taking money in lieu of candidature in … Read more

TMC’s street fighter chief Mamata Banerjee to be game-changer in 2024 polls: Shatrughan Sinha

A day after winning the Asansol parliamentary seat for the TMC by over three lakh votes, Shatrughan Sinha said the party’s “street fighter” supremo Mamata Banerjee will prove to be a “game-changer” in the 2024 General Election. In an interview with PTI, he credited Banerjee, the West Bengal chief minister, with the victory from Asansol, … Read more

Prashant Kishor wants to join Congress, briefs top brass on strategy for 2024

With the Congress reeling from a string of defeats, poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday gave a detailed presentation to its top brass at Sonia Gandhi‘s residence on the way forward for 2024 general elections, while expressing readiness to join the party. AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said a decision on Kishor’s suggestions, including … Read more

Amit Shah may visit Cooch Behar this month

Almost a year after 2021 Bengal assembly polls, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit West Bengal on April 16 and 17. The Union Home Minister is expected to attend a government programme at Indo-Bangladesh border Tin Bigha in Cooch Behar. Following the programme, Shah in all likelihood will meet Bengal BJP state … Read more