Expressing sadness over the dismal performance of CPI-M in the two Assembly bypolls in West Bengal, former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled party leader Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday said the signs for the Left Front were ominous unless new faces come to the fore.
CPI(M) on Friday accused Trinamool Congress of making "brazen" attempts to protect those guilty in the multi-crore Saradha scam and hampering the probe, saying involvement of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was now coming to the fore.
With the HRD Ministry's directive to states to ensure that children watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers Day address sparking protests from certain quarters, the Kerala government on Tuesday denied that it had directed schools to make arrangements for the event compulsorily.
With BJP consistently failing to make electoral breakthrough in Kerala, party chief Amit Shah on Sunday started his maiden visit to the southern state to discuss with leaders and grassroots functionaries strategy to strengthen and galvanise the organisation.
Alleging that West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress was in regular touch with the union home ministry, the Left Front wondered if the CBI, probing the Saradha scam, will be able to reveal the truth behind the scandal.
The strength of Opposition Congress and Left Front dwindled further in the West Bengal Assembly with the desertion of three Congress MLAs and a CPI(M) MLA in favour of the ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday congratulated the people of his state for handing a "landslide victory" in panchayat elections to the ruling Left Front, which has clinched over 95 per cent of the seats.
The ruling Left Front in Tripura has secured absolute majority in 563 Gaon Panchayats out of the total 591 and 28 of the 35 panchayat samitis and all the eight zilla parishad, elections for which were held Tuesday, official sources said tonight.
Left Front members led by CPI(M) staged a walkout from the Assembly as soon as the morning session started demanding a statement from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regarding her party MP Tapas Pal`s derogatory remarks on women.
Claiming that there were attempts to shield the guilty, the Left Front Monday supported the demand for a CBI probe into a 2010 triple murder in West Bengal`s Birbhum district in which a Trinamool Congress lawmaker is allegedly involved.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday told the West Bengal Assembly that she will come there whenever she wants and there was no need for her to come if there are no questions, minutes after the opposition Left Front staged a walkout protesting her absence.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told the Assembly that she would be present in the House whenever she wanted to and said there was nothing she could do if the Opposition had no questions for her departments, after a walkout by opposition Left Front members.
A delegation of Left Front legislators met West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and submitted a memorandum to him on Wednesday alleging post-poll violence against its supporters in different parts of the state by ruling Trinamool Congress activists.