Leader of opposition in West Bengal assembly, Suvendu Adhikari on September 20 announced that ''BJP won't nominate any candidate for Rajya Sabha bypoll'' scheduled on October 4. Reportedly, the bypoll was announced after TMC leader Manas Bhuina vacated the seat. Meanwhile, Adhikari also said, ''Our focus is to make sure unelected CM (Mamata Banerjee) to be unelected once again.'' However, TMC said BJP leaders are afraid of loss.
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In the latest development in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party announced the appointment of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh as the party's new national vice president on September 20. The development was announced by the BJP's current national President Jagat Prakash Nadda in an official communique. Meanwhile, BJP bestowed the responsibility of West Bengal BJP chief to Lok Sabha MP Dr Sukanta Majumdar.
In a surprising development in West Bengal Politics, BJP's deserter Babul Supriyo has joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the presence of the party's National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien on September 18. Tweeting the development, TMC said, ''We take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to him!" Supriyo, who represented BJP from Asansol as MP, had resigned on July 31 from the party.
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During Bhabhanipur by-polls campaign, CM Mamata Banerjee is accused of allegedly violating the covid-19 norms, brief BJP complaint to Election Commission on September 16. Sajal Ghosh, Chief Election Agent of BJP in the complaint to EC claimed that she was accompanied by a large group of mask-less people to her gurudwara visit. He added, CM violated the Model Code of Conduct. TMC denied allegation as "baseless and politically motivated".
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In a shocking incident, at least 130 children suffering from high fever and dysentery were admitted to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital, informed a health department official on September 13. Reportedly, two out of those admitted children are in serious condition. Considering the risk of the third wave of the COVID-19, the hospital's infrastructure is also being ramped up. Besides, DM Moumita Godara Basu is also keeping eye on the developments.
As ED summoned TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife in an alleged coal scam on August 28, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee supported her nephew and said, ''the BJP government in Delhi cannot compete with us in politics, they use agencies.'' Meanwhile, Abhishek also hit out, saying we'll fight against BJP until the ''last drop of their blood''. However, he has to appear in Delhi on September 6.
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A partition museum built on two trams has been inaugurated earlier this week by the Minister Transport, Housing of West Bengal, Firhad Hakim, which represents the essence of India’s partition movement over a time span of 1900 to 1947. The first tram focuses on the resistance against colonial rule from the 1900s. The second car highlights the mass migration and rehabilitation that took place after independence.
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Supreme Court on August 18, requested responses from the Centre and the West Bengal government to a petition challenging the state's decision to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Pegasus allegations. "We will issue notice," said the bench, led by Chief Justice NV Ramana. The bench also issued notices to the Centre and the Bengal government on the appeal and scheduled it for hearing on August 25.
Concerning a rally for Yuva Sankalp Yatra, as many as 30 BJP workers, including Siliguri MLA Sankar Ghosh have been arrested by the West Bengal police in front of their party office. "They have been arrested because they did not seek permission for the Yuva Sankalp rally," said DCP, Siliguri Metropolitan Police Joy Tudu. In response, BJP MP Raju Bista said that the WB government and police are “anti-national.”
Following the resignation from Congress on the morning of August 16, former Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev joined the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) in the presence of party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien. Dev submitted her resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and tweeted "she is inspired by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee". Besides, AITC tweeted, ''We warmly welcome...Sushmita Dev to our Trinamool family!''
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