In another blow for the Trinamool Congress, its MLA Monirul Islam joined the BJP along with two TMC youth wing general secretaries.
The development comes as a jolt to the ruling Trinamool Congress and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who lost 18 Lok Sabha constituencies to the BJP.
In a massive shock to the TMC and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, the BJP increased its seat count from two in 2014 Parliament elections to 18 in 2019 polls. TNIE decodes the right moves made by BJP
Shah showed photographs as proof that TMC workers indulged in stone-pelting and arson aimed at him even while the CRPF personnel sought to protect him.
The protests took place a day after its party’s vehicles were ransacked outside the venue of Amit Shah’s rally in East Midnapore.
Three persons, including a local Trinamool Congress leader Safruddin Khan, were shot dead by unidentified men at Jaynagar petrol pump in South 24 Parganas.
While the Congress asked the government to not leave out any Indian from Assam's NRC, TMC demanded its complete withdrawal claiming that Indians were left out of it.
Panchayat elections were held on May 14 and re-polling in some parts of the state is being conducted today. CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat accused TMC of creating violence in the state.
BJP President Amit Shah on a 3-day tour to West Bengal over TMC attacks on BJP workers.
Tension erupts in West Bengal as supporters of the BJP and the TMC continue to block arterial roads in the State and protests spreading across districts.