The Congress marginally gained from the alliance in the recently-held Assembly polls in the state while the Left Front came a poor third, losing the main Opposition status to its partner.
Around 1000 people were deployed on the Red Road where Mamata Banerjee was sworn into power
The move comes while the Trinamool Congress has been under constant fire for allegedly ‘encouraging’ their party cadre to attack opposition party workers, offices and their residence.
In Kerala, the Left offered a campaign rich in content and won the state
Currently, West Bengal and Punjab — which go to polls early next year — rank among the two most indebted states in the country.
While incumbent Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee had remained silent on the tapes at her first few rallies, deciding instead to hit at out at the newly formed “opportunistic” ‘jote’, as she called it, she grew increasingly nervous and wary as the campaign wore on.
Similar to Birbhum, but unlike other districts in West Bengal, Purulia is largely a monocrop region, planting and harvesting paddy.
The boat was ferrying around 55 people, who were returning from a fair at Kalna in Bardhaman to Shantipur in Nadia, sources said nearly 200 passengers were aboard it.
The seat had fallen vacant after sitting Samajwadi Party MLA Hazi Irfan died in a road accident.
The announcement came a day after the EC had appointed 21 police observers to monitor the role of the police until the end of the poll process.
Mondal had allegedly said that if people are intending to vote for the ruling party in the upcoming Assembly elections, they should not be allowed to vote at all.
In Ghani Khan’s Malda, independent candidate Nihar Ghosh is supported by Left Front and unchallenged by Congress as he takes on Trinamool minister
The announcement was made following a meeting of the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, among others.
The announcement was made minutes after a meeting of the state Congress with the Central Election Committee.
KMC chairperson Mala Roy refused to accept the Opposition demand that the sting video issue be immediately taken up for discussion and the Mayor be stopped from submitting the income and expenditure estimates.