Elaborating on what is prompting the TMC high command to induct the turncoats, Ghosh said the party is discussing the issue with the local leadership from where the BJP MPs and MLAs were elected.
With the defection of Kanjilal, BJP’s strength in the Assembly has come down to 69 from 77 as five other MLAs had joined the ruling TMC earlier.
Mamata Banerjee had said students were not getting a chance to study for not toeing the university's line; the university instead said the CM made "irresponsible statements without checking facts."
The Bengal CM claimed that her party has been taking care of the Matua community and blamed the BJP for trying to approach them as a "friend" in the name of the CAA.
Mamata called the accusations against Sen "baseless" and announced that the Nobel laureate would be accorded 'Z+ category' security in future.
The anti-TMC campaign started a few months ago with the narrative that it is a “Bengali party”. The “outsiders’ party” tag was attached to it subsequently.
Assembly polls will be held in Meghalaya on February 27, and results on March 2.
Sen expressed doubts about the Congress' ability to win the 2024 elections, which he believes has "weakened". He, however, said that it is the only party to provide an all-India vision.
Yadav, a veteran politician and former chief of the JD(U), died at a private hospital in Gurugram.
Banerjee pointed out that her state’s development programmes helped increase Bengal’s GDP four-fold since she took over.
Bengal's first Vande Bharat started running fast on its tracks last week but politics has also gained equal pace since the day the wheels of the train started rolling.
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The new outreach program comes amid a series of corruption charges levelled against TMC functionaries.
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Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who was present at the event, was seen trying to control the BJP supporters and requested them to refrain from shouting slogans.
PM will also chair the second meeting on Namami Gange Council
The meeting between Shah and Mamata is politically significant at a time when the Bengal government and Centre are at loggerheads on several occasions.
The meeting, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, was attended by Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav and Odisha Minister Pradeep Amat.
Among other issues, Shah is slated to hold discussions on matters related to boundaries of the five states and the completion of the eastern freight corridor.
The BJP, which has two MLAs, is a constituent of the state’s ruling coalition which the National People’s Party (NPP) heads.
The West Bengal Chief Minister criticised the Meghalaya government on the recent firing incident on the Assam border that left six persons dead.