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SC directs West Bengal Assembly Speaker to decide on disqualification of turncoat BJP MLA Mukul Roy
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SC directs West Bengal Assembly Speaker to decide on disqualification of turncoat BJP MLA Mukul Roy

The bench said it hoped that the Speaker proceeds with the matter on 21 December and decides the same in accordance with law

Actor-turned-politician Srabanti Chatterjee quits BJP; 'would hardly impact party', says Sukanta Majumdar
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Actor-turned-politician Srabanti Chatterjee quits BJP; 'would hardly impact party', says Sukanta Majumdar

The actor joins a long list of celebrities and leaders who have either quit the BJP or are maintaining a distance from the party after its defeat in the polls

BJP's Ganga Prasad Sharma, seven others join TMC; saffron party's fall in Bengal imminent, claims Mukul Roy
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BJP's Ganga Prasad Sharma, seven others join TMC; saffron party's fall in Bengal imminent, claims Mukul Roy

Sharma, BJP's Alipurduar district president, alleged that the party ignored the sentiments of grassroots workers while choosing candidates for the Assembly polls

Suvendu Adhikari submits petition to West Bengal Speaker seeking Mukul Roy’s disqualification as MLA
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Suvendu Adhikari submits petition to West Bengal Speaker seeking Mukul Roy’s disqualification as MLA

Roy recently rejoined the TMC, of which he was once the second-in-command, following his three-and-a-half year-long stint in the BJP

TMC declines turncoat MP Sunil Mondal's feelers, says party has already moved for his disqualification
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TMC declines turncoat MP Sunil Mondal's feelers, says party has already moved for his disqualification

The Trinamool Congress Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of reinducting turncoat TMC MP Sunil Mondal, who had switched over to the BJP last year

Suvendu Adhikari meets West Bengal guv to discuss post-poll violence; 23 BJP MLAs skip meeting
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Suvendu Adhikari meets West Bengal guv to discuss post-poll violence; 23 BJP MLAs skip meeting

This is the second time when Adhikari met the governor in June. Earlier he met the governor and submitted a representation about unabated post-poll retributive violence

Day after Mukul Roy's exit from BJP, Rajib Banerjee meets TMC leader Kunal Ghosh
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Day after Mukul Roy's exit from BJP, Rajib Banerjee meets TMC leader Kunal Ghosh

Banerjee, who unsuccessfully fought the Bengal Assembly polls on BJP ticket, described his meeting with the TMC general secretary as a 'courtesy visit'

'Opportunist' Mukul Roy's exit will make no difference, says BJP even as concern rise over lobby politics
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'Opportunist' Mukul Roy's exit will make no difference, says BJP even as concern rise over lobby politics

Several BJP leaders downplayed the impact of Mukul Roy's return to TMC, with Dilip Ghosh saying Roy himself wasn't sure whether the BJP 'gained anything'

Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool Congress: Mamata says more will come, but 'ghar wapsi' comes with a rider
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Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool Congress: Mamata says more will come, but 'ghar wapsi' comes with a rider

Mukul Roy, who joined the Trinamool Congress on Friday, did not comment on the reasons behind quitting BJP, but he made it clear that he will never rejoin the saffron party

No 'lockdown' on Bengal political mudslinging as TMC, BJP exchange barbs over Narada case, post-poll violence
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No 'lockdown' on Bengal political mudslinging as TMC, BJP exchange barbs over Narada case, post-poll violence

Both the TMC and BJP appear more intent on attacking each other rather than taking on the COVID-19 pandemic

TMC hits back after BJP releases tape of Mamata ‘cajoling’ Suvendu aide to help win Nandigram
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TMC hits back after BJP releases tape of Mamata ‘cajoling’ Suvendu aide to help win Nandigram

In retaliation for the accusation, the TMC also released an audio tape accusing BJP leader Mukul Roy of discussing how to 'influence' the EC with party member Shishir Bajoria

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Mukul Roy profile: BJP’s Krishnanagar Uttar candidate to enter poll fray after two decades
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Mukul Roy profile: BJP’s Krishnanagar Uttar candidate to enter poll fray after two decades

He will face competition from actor and TMC candidate Koushani Mukherjee, when the constituency goes to polls on 22 April

With Suvendu Adhikari's departure from Trinamool, Bengal politics is more roiled than ever
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With Suvendu Adhikari's departure from Trinamool, Bengal politics is more roiled than ever

Suvendu Adhikari's departure from TMC does not mean that everything is cut and dried. It’s possible that in the coming weeks, more Suvendu ‘loyalists’ will join BJP. But until that happens, what kind of traction he will have in his new home is debatable

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.