West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dismissed as a "bluff" the special assistance proposed by the central government for her state, and demanded the centre stop taking away funds towards repayment of loans.
As deposed Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy's future course of action is the subject of animated discussion in political circles here, several TMC leaders have reposed their faith in party supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying she is the driving force.
Suspended Trinamool Congress legislator Swapan Kanti Ghosh on Sunday threatened to file a defamation suit against party secretary general Partha Chatterjee who announced his suspension for anti-party activities.
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday described Shibaji Panja as just a businessman and not a member of the party and alleged the timing of his arrest smacked of a vendetta to undermine Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's successful visit to Bangladesh.
Amid speculation of growing chasm between her and the party's senior leader Mukul Roy, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged some leaders are trying to sabotage the party from within.
Congress, weakened by regular desertions to ruling TMC and a resurgent BJP eating up the opposition space, is fast waning into a non-entity in Bengal politics leading to a chorus from within the party for an organisational revamp.
Amid reports of Trinamool Congress national general secretary Mukul Roy planning to split the party, a visibly irritated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday refused to give a direct reply to a poser concerning her one-time second-in-command and directed a media person to put the question to her party's block level presidents instead.
Only Congress has the conviction to stop the growth of communal BJP in Bengal and there was a need for the party's state unit to introspect over the debacle in the recent by-polls in the state, party leader Manas Bhuniya said here on Monday.
Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Sunday rubbished reports that he was looking to form a new political outfit, a day after party chief Mamata Banerjee virtually initiated the process of clipping the wings of the party number two in a major reshuffle of its organisation.
Making a sarcastic comment on the drubbing the BJP suffered in the Delhi Assembly election, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said it became "Bhaag Modi Bhaag" instead of "Bhaag Mamata Bhaag" - the BJP's slogan for 2016 Bengal Assembly poll.
TMC MP Sugata Bose on Sunday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the first meeting of NITI Aayog as there "might be a feeling" that Planning Commission, started by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, was dismantled without "proper consultation".