The 77-year-old former West Bengal CM’s failing health especially respiratory trouble in this Covid season has kept him away from the public stage.
The TMC, which has made 'Bengali pride' its core poll plank, has tagged the BJP as a "party of outsiders", as its top leaders hail from outside the state.
Banerjee said that he was 'deeply hurt' by the personal attacks aimed at him for airing grievances against a section of party leaders.
Diamond Harbour legislator Dipak Haldar is likely to switch to BJP during a rally at Baruipur in South 24-Parganas on Thursday.
An officer said that infuriated over the attack, BJP workers chased the miscreants, who by then had fled to nearby bylanes and the saffron camp activists then ransacked a few motorcycles and shops.
Expressing happiness over the news, Roy told reporters, she will work as a dedicated worker of the party and ensure defeat of the BJP in the coming assembly polls.
The statement came after she held a meeting with chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.
Owaisi had been on a day-long trip to eastern UP districts including Varanasi, Mau, Jaunpur and Azamgarh on Tuesday to strengthen his party’s base ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.
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Adhikari, a former minister in the TMC government was among several leaders who joined BJP last year ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls.
Friday’s rally was organised under the leadership of former TMC strongman Suvendu Adhikari, who was elected from Nandigram as an MLA.
The ruling Trinamool Congress enjoys the support of the state’s Muslim community, which forms more than 30 per cent of the total electorates. T
Maintaining that West Bengal is an important part of the country, Thakur wondered whether it is a crime for a Union minister to visit the state.Maintaining that West Bengal is an important part of the country, Thakur wondered whether it is a crime for a Union minister to visit the state.
Owaisi, who was here to hold a meeting with Muslim cleric Abbasuddin Sidiqqui, rejected TMC's claims that his party was a "B-team of the BJP", and would eat into anti- saffron camp votes.
Earlier, Owaisi had decided to hold a virtual meeting with Siddiqui, but he changed his mind at the eleventh hour and flew down to Bengal to pay him a visit.