“I was sleeping and did not realise that my car was hit. I thank my driver as he did a great job, otherwise something bad could have happened,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told PTI. “I am fine now and heading towards Raghunathganj,” the Congress leader said.
Amid protests by Congress members and counter-slogans of “shame, shame” from BJP benches, the Speaker said the conduct of Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhir Rajan Chowdhury, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and M K Raghavan had undermined the Chair’s dignity.
Chowdhury said in the last assembly elections, out of the 1,800 hundred booths in Bongaon, the Congress could send polling agents to just 500.
Topadar also admitted that he has been asked to join TMC.
Bhuniya, who met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, reportedly complained about the “dictatorship of Chowdhury”
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He claimed that there was terror and violence in remote areas of the state and that this was being perpetrated by the ruling TMC workers.
Sources in the party said the state Congress is not very happy with Ghatak’s nomination and believe it would impact the poll results adversely.
Congress leaders were jubilant over the turn of events as there were speculations that despite the opposition of the state unit, the high command would push for an alliance
Adhir said those who wanted to return to Congress would get the same respect which they had while they were in the party
Police sources said the district administration and the police are now waiting for a final nod from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The West Bengal Congress Wednesday made it clear that it will contest the 2014 general elections on its own and will not enter into any alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress,which,it alleged, had tortured and attacked party supporters during the recent panchayat polls
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West Bengal Congress said it accepted the challenge thrown by ally TMC chief Mamata Banerjee.
The West Bengal Congress protest against the hike in electricity tariff turned into a platform of attacking the Trinamool Congress-led government in the state.