West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee, Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and Congress leader Somen Mitra Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.
Raising doubts about the film stars and football players nominated by the Trinamool Congress for the coming Lok Sabha polls, senior Congress leader Somen Mitra asked whether they would be of help to the people considering their pressing schedules.
The union of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a union of two politically lonely persons who neither have ally nor friends, Congress leader Somen Mitra said on Tuesday.
Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Somen Mitra on Tuesday once again shared a dais with state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee, fuelling speculations of switching over to the Congress before the Lok Sabha polls.
Congress leader and union minister Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury Saturday claimed eight to 10 Trinammol Congress MPs under the leadership of Somen Mitra had knocked on the doors of the Congress and could defect after Diwali (early November). Mitra denied the claim.
Union Minister of state for Health and Family Welfare Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury on Saturday claimed that rebel Trinamool Congress MPs had approached the Congress for talks and could defect to the party in November.