Dev, who was the chief of the women's wing of the Congress, joined the TMC in the presence of senior party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien in Kolkata on Monday.
Mamata narrowly lost in Nandigram, which is why she has to get elected to the Assembly within six months of assuming office.
After receiving the RSS alert, the BJP high command had decided to censor Roy and restrict his activities, said a BJP leader in Kolkata.
TMC declines turncoat MP Sunil Mondal's feelers, says party has already moved for his disqualification
Sunil Mondal said on Tuesday that he was not "feeling comfortable" in his new party as promises made to him were not kept.
Among the absent legislators, many of them are known for their close proximity to Mukul Roy, BJP’s national vice-president who joined the TMC on Monday.
Concerns have mounted after former Trinamool Congress minister Rajib Banerjee, who is now in the saffron camp, held talks with TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on Saturday.
Most of the areas outside the Hindi belt are not the ideal breeding ground of the Hindutva ideology that the BJP professes.
Speculations are rife that many TMC leaders who had crossed over to the saffron party before assembly polls are waiting for an opportunity to return to the parent party.
On Tuesday, Adhikari met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and several other union ministers and BJP leaders in Delhi.
Why is the Centre acting like a crybaby demanding back a toy it had just gifted due to a perceived slight?
Former TMC MLA Sonali Guha had on Saturday written to Banerjee, apologising to her for leaving the party.
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 four TMC seats, which will fall vacant, are currently held by Manish Gupta, Jogen Chowdhury, Ahmed Hassan Imran, and KD Singh.