Sabyasachi Dutta, who represents the Rajarhat-New Town constituency in the state Assembly, took the party flag from state BJP President Dilip Ghosh before Shah draped him with a scarf.
The body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, accused in the murder of a Trinamool Congress activist, was recovered from a canal in Hooghly district's Goghat on Sunday, police said. The body of Kashinath Ghosh, 45, who was missing since the last few days, was fished out from a canal at Kota village of Goghat, about 90 km west of Kolkata, police said.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday demanded that the RTI amendment bill be sent to a select panel and alleged that the government was passing bills in Parliament without any "scrutiny".
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has accused the BJP-led Central government of trying to foil her party's 'Martyrs Day' rally on Sunday by operating only 30 per cent of the trains usually run on other Sundays. Talking to reporters after visiting the venue of the rally to take stock of the preparations, Banerjee said every party has the right to host rallies and programmes and that should not be taken away.
In a major setback for West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, several Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, joined the BJP in Delhi on Thursday.
Members of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP clashed in Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal Tuesday over a no-confidence motion in the civic body, police said.
The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP for allegedly engineering the circulation in the social media a fake membership card bearing the name of its supremo Mamata Banerjee.
The nearly four-month-long drama over Bidhannagar Mayor and Trinamool Congress dissident leader Sabyasachi Dutta seemed headed towards a climax with the party clipping his wings and asking him to quit its fold, besides dubbing the leader as "Mir Jafar", empowering the municipal corporation's deputy mayor to take over most of the mayoral responsibilities.
Birbhum Blast: A massive blast occurred at a primary health centre building on Thursday in West Bengal's Birbhum district but there was no report of any casualty, police said. The severity of the blast was such that the roof and wall of one side of the building at Labhpur were blown away. Two rooms were reduced to rubble.
"Plagiarism is when one does not disclose one's source. I had mentioned categorically in my speech was the poster from the Holocaust Museum created by the political scientist Dr Laurence W Brit pointing out the 14 signs of early fascism. I found seven signs relevant to India and spoke at length about each of them," Mahua Moitra said, in a statement.
"I had a planned Janasanyog Yatra (public relation program) and was on the way to the venue at Sitalkuchi. Some BJP supporters blocked my way and started shouting slogans telling me to 'go back'. They heckled me when I countered them and vandalized my car," he said.
"I have supported and will support my friend whether she wears vermilion or bangles. One must respect one's personal life. In fact, we were trolled for even donning jeans. Women should be given respect and we represent the country," she said.
A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead at a railway station in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Saturday morning.
The Chief Minister, however, clarified that she was not suggesting that the three parties need to join hands politically.
Three Trinamool Congress supporters have been arrested after a video of obscene dance and display of vulgarity in public surfaced during a celebration in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, the police said on Wednesday.
Newly-elected Trinamool Congress MPs Nusrat Jahan Ruhi and Mimi Chakraborty on Tuesday took oath as members of the Lok Sabha.
Three persons, including a boy, sustained bullet injuries after a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) broke out at Panchasayar in West Bengal's Bankura district on Saturday.
According to saffron party sources, Karim, a former CPI-M worker, switched to BJP during the 2019 polls. He was attacked by Trinamool workers on Friday.
Addressing party workers earlier this week, Trinamool supremo Banerjee lashed out at those leaders taking cut money or commission from beneficiaries of government schemes, and ordered them to return the ill-gotten amount to the public from whom they had taken it in the first place.