A controversy broke out Friday over the live telecast by state broadcaster of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address at Nagpur with Congress and Left parties slamming the "misuse" of Doordarshan but BJP defended it.
Describing the students' gherao as a planned conspiracy to destabilise the functioning of the Jadavpur University, its Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Wednesday said he might have been killed by the protesters had the police not rescued him.
The CPI-M Monday sought a central government probe into allegations that the Saradha Group scam money was channelised to Bangladesh to fund terror acts against India and challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek a clean chit from the CBI on the scandal.
Police has registered a case against the son of a prominent CPI(M) leader for allegedly making a post on a social networking site hailing the recent murder of an RSS activist at Kathirur in the district.
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee indicating her Trinamool Congress was not averse to the idea of a tie-up with the CPI-M, the BJP Saturday claimed the swaying of minority voters towards it has led to the ruling party scurrying to its traditional foes for survival.
The recent bye-elections have reflected a "substantial erosion" of the vote bank of ruling BJP whose "real agenda" was completely different from the issues on which it had mounted its Lok Sabha poll campaign, the CPI(M) said on Thursday.
Expressing apprehensions of possible misuse of the amended Goondas Act allowing detention of first time sexual and cyber crime offenders, CPI (M) on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to withdraw it as it was `undemocratic.`
The CPI-M has barred one of its legislators from travelling to the US next month to attend the International Visitor`s Leadership Programme organised by the State Department - as it is funded by the US government.