TMC turncoats Sonali Guha, Sarala Murmu and Amal Acharya, who had joined the BJP before the West Bengal assembly elections, have expressed their desire to return to the ruling party.
The BJP pocketed just 77 seats in the just-concluded Bengal polls, with the TMC having bagged 213 constituencies.
A total of 31 assembly constituencies in districts including eight in Hooghly, seven in Howrah and 16 in South 24 Parganas are going to polls in phase-III.
In the wake of Lenin statue demolition in Tripura, Rajnath Singh asks state Governor and DGP to check post-poll violence
The violence erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M. A Lenin statue of Left was also demolished at Belonia town in the state yesterday.
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy says Jawaharlal Nehru's alien philosophy of secularism didn't succeed
Tathagata was reacting to Congress veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar's assertion that it is important to rediscover Nehruvian India.