Terming it a "nautanki" (farce) on the eve of the Assembly elections, Vijay Wadettiwar said that the Shiv Sena was trying to play the role of the opposition, even as it remains in the BJP-led ruling alliance in the state.
Barad had been convicted on March 1 this year to two years nine months of rigorous imprisonment on a 24-year old limestone mining case, by a magistrate court. Within three working days, on May 5, the Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi had then disqualified Barad.
City Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar who rushed to the spot said that the incident took place around 9.15 am. The victim is identified as Venkatesh (56), a resident of Dobhighat Quarters at Malleshwaram.
Sattar, the MLA from Sillod, said he has quit the party and claimed the chairs belonged to him. The local unit of the Congress had called a joint meeting with ally NCP at its office `Gandhi Bhawan' in Shahgunj locality.
Singh's entry into the ruling BJD coincided with the visit of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to Odisha to address rallies at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district and Rourkela in Sundrgarh district on Wednesday.
The veteran leader had contested his first election in 1962 and became a minister in 1969 in Ajoy Mukherjee Cabinet. In Siddhartha Shankar Ray’s Cabinet (1972 to 1977), Sohanpal was minister for transport, jail and parliamentary affairs departments.
Earlier, M Vincent, who was booked on the aforementioned charges, was arrested and presented in a local court, was then sent to 14-day judicial custody. The woman had reportedly attempted suicide after being allegedly sexually harassed by Vincent.
Sankar Singha, a senior leader, has been made the working president of the TMC in Nadia district. Singha is an MLA from Ranaghat Uttar Paschim and Arindam Bhattacharya is the legislator of Santipur, both in Nadia district
The decision to make MLAs sign a Rs 100-stamp paper was unanimously agreed upon at a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.