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Amit Shah to begin two-day visit to West Bengal from 5 Nov ahead of 2021 Assembly polls
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Amit Shah to begin two-day visit to West Bengal from 5 Nov ahead of 2021 Assembly polls

Shah, along with senior BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, vice-president Mukul Roy and party state president Dilip Ghosh, will interact with booth and district-level leaders

BJP national reshuffle exposes Bengal fault lines; Mukul Roy, Anupam Hazra get key posts, Rahul Sinha dumped
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BJP national reshuffle exposes Bengal fault lines; Mukul Roy, Anupam Hazra get key posts, Rahul Sinha dumped

While no reshuffle of this magnitude can possibly be uncontroversial, some decisions taken with regard to West Bengal certainly look a bit on the quixotic side.

BJP's Mukul Roy says no differences with leadership, reports of joining TMC 'malicious and misleading'
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BJP's Mukul Roy says no differences with leadership, reports of joining TMC 'malicious and misleading'

Roy, addressing a press conference, scotched speculation about him returning to the Trinamool Congress.

On TMC turf, local issues threaten BJP's prospects in West Bengal civic polls; party’s ‘goli maaro’ sentiment will hurt it politically
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On TMC turf, local issues threaten BJP's prospects in West Bengal civic polls; party’s ‘goli maaro’ sentiment will hurt it politically

Whether a poor showing in the municipal elections will augur a comfortable return to power for the Trinamool Congress is a matter of speculation.

Weeks after MP was granted bail, West Bengal CID questions BJP's Jagannath Sarkar in connection with TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas' murder
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Weeks after MP was granted bail, West Bengal CID questions BJP's Jagannath Sarkar in connection with TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas' murder

The West Bengal CID grilled BJP Lok Sabha MP from Ranaghat constituency Jagannath Sarkar in connection with its ongoing investigation into the killing of Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas

Ajit Pawar joins Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Janardhan Reddy in list of leaders to get clean chit after BJP induction
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Ajit Pawar joins Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Janardhan Reddy in list of leaders to get clean chit after BJP induction

Monday's developments raise several questions regarding the timing of the decision. Shutting of nine cases in the multi-crore Maharashtra irrigation scam brings back focus on several such cases where political decisions were followed by the resultant immunity from prosecution. From former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy to former Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, there are a few instances where leaders and politicians found quick redemption (after joining the saffron party) from major corruption cases that could mar their political careers.

ACB's timing in shutting Maharashtra irrigation scam cases is questionable, brings back memories of Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma
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ACB's timing in shutting Maharashtra irrigation scam cases is questionable, brings back memories of Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma

For the moment, let us concentrate on Ajit Pawar, the deputy chief minister in Maharashtra's as yet non-existent government. Just when the Nationalist Congress Party stitched together a deal with the Congress and the Shiv Sena to stake claim to forming a government that would shut the BJP out of one of the country's largest and richest states, the man made a clandestine, practically midnight, deal that enabled the BJP to keep the levers of power in its own hands. Gubernatorial assistance, needless to say, was there for the asking.

'Hardly bothered', says TMC as party MLA Sabyasachi Dutta announces decision to join BJP ahead of Amit Shah's Kolkata rally
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'Hardly bothered', says TMC as party MLA Sabyasachi Dutta announces decision to join BJP ahead of Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

Senior TMC leader Sabyasachi Dutta, who was stripped of his decision-making power as Bidhannagar mayor for alleged anti-party activities, Monday said he will join the BJP in the city presence of its national president Amit Shah

BJP leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI for questioning in Narada tapes scandal
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BJP leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI for questioning in Narada tapes scandal

BJP leader Mukul Roy on Saturday appeared before the CBI probe team to face questioning in connection with Narada tapes scandal, agency sources said.

Calcutta HC extends interim protection to BJP leader Mukul Roy till 8 Nov in connection with alleged payout for rail panel membership
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Calcutta HC extends interim protection to BJP leader Mukul Roy till 8 Nov in connection with alleged payout for rail panel membership

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended interim protection from arrest to BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership till 8 November

Central agencies stellar at probing Opposition leaders, but what happens to corruption cases against BJP's Yediyurappa, Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma?
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Central agencies stellar at probing Opposition leaders, but what happens to corruption cases against BJP's Yediyurappa, Mukul Roy, Himanta Biswa Sarma?

Central agencies have been remarkably on the ball in pursuing all kinds of cases against political leaders, or people connected to them, who are in opposition to the ruling BJP. CBI, ED, and I-T dept have played stellar roles in pursuing inquiries and detaining people against whom prima facie cases have been made out. The arrest of P Chidambaram on Wednesday night is a classic case in point.

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says 8 TMC MLAs in touch, willing to switch
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says 8 TMC MLAs in touch, willing to switch

Since the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results, seven TMC MLAs and one Congress and CPI(M) MLA each has switched over to the BJP in West Bengal

Kolkata court issues warrant against Mukul Roy in cash recovery case; BJP leader says move 'politically motivated'
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Kolkata court issues warrant against Mukul Roy in cash recovery case; BJP leader says move 'politically motivated'

A city court issued an arrest warrant on Monday against Mukul Roy in connection with a cash recovery of Rs 19 lakh from a person in Burrabazar area last year.

BJP's Babul Supriyo takes dig at Mamata Banerjee, claims TMC will be 'finished' after 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls
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BJP's Babul Supriyo takes dig at Mamata Banerjee, claims TMC will be 'finished' after 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls

Union Minister Babul Supriyo has been critical of TMC supremo Mamata accusing her of provoking violence in the state and employing her party workers and police for the same.

BJP's Mukul Roy says as many as 107 MLAs of Congress, TMC and CPM will join saffron party in West Bengal
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BJP's Mukul Roy says as many as 107 MLAs of Congress, TMC and CPM will join saffron party in West Bengal

Mukul Roy said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.

'Jai Shri Ram' intensifies political violence between BJP, TMC in West Bengal; another killed in war for supremacy
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'Jai Shri Ram' intensifies political violence between BJP, TMC in West Bengal; another killed in war for supremacy

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday the TMC is unleashing all forms of barbarism on BJP workers. He said the party members will not rest until "Didi Raj" is uprooted from the state.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee and 'cut money' row, India-China's NSG deadlock, Federer wins Halle Open; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee and 'cut money' row, India-China's NSG deadlock, Federer wins Halle Open; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Amid BJP's rise in West Bengal, controversies like cut money row could cost Mamata Banerjee, China continues to block India's NSG bid, Federer wins 10th Halle Open title, 44th anniversary of the 1975-76 Emergency; today's must-read stories

Cut money row: Mamata Banerjee's intemperate statements may jeopardise TMC's prospects in civic body, West Bengal Assembly polls
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Cut money row: Mamata Banerjee's intemperate statements may jeopardise TMC's prospects in civic body, West Bengal Assembly polls

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee continues to tie herself up in knots, with her latest indiscretion being the raging ‘cut money’ row, which she raised publicly on 18 June

Kolkata doctors' strike: Mukul Roy-led BJP delegation seeks governor's intervention, accuses TMC of unleashing 'reign of terror'
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Kolkata doctors' strike: Mukul Roy-led BJP delegation seeks governor's intervention, accuses TMC of unleashing 'reign of terror'

The BJP demanded the resignation of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from her Home and Health portfolios and sought the intervention of Governor KN Tripathi to resolve the crisis

Doctors' strike in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee claims BJP, CPM behind agitation, gives ultimatum to medicos to resume work by 2 pm
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Doctors' strike in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee claims BJP, CPM behind agitation, gives ultimatum to medicos to resume work by 2 pm

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had given an ultimatum to the agitating junior doctors across the state to resume work by 2 pm and warned of action if the order was not followed.