Opposition Left Front legislators on Friday walked out of the West Bengal Assembly protesting against non-inclusion of their questions related to the Home Department which prompted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to say the Left didn't have the guts to face her.
The JIS University Bill-2014 was on Thursday passed in the West Bengal Assembly, even as the Opposition Left Front walked out of the House protesting that the Bill was laid before submission of a search committee report on it.
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.
The three MLAs of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which is demanding separate Gorkhaland state in Darjeeling hills, have decided to sit in the Opposition bench in West Bengal Assembly, party sources said on Sunday.
The opposition Left Front on Wednesday staged a walkout in the state Assembly when the Speaker did not allow an adjournment motion moved by the Leader of Opposition seeking discussion on law and order situation in West Bengal.
Left Front staged a walk out from the West Bengal Assembly today when Speaker Biman Banerjee refused a Forward Bloc member to read out an adjournment motion on the attack on senior party member Naren De and former MLA Ajit Patra.
Hitting back at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for accusing it of showing discourtesy, the Opposition on Wednesday said it boycotted the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Assembly because of "arrogance and ignorance" of the state government.
Congress and Left parties boycotted the closing ceremony of the platinum jubilee of West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday which led Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to slam the Opposition and decry the incident as against courtesy and democracy.
The City Civil Court (Amendment) Bill, 2013 providing for the enhancement of the pecuniary jurisdiction of the City Civil Court, Kolkata, from Rs 10 Lakh to Rs one crore was passed in the West Bengal Assembly on Monday.
Stringent measures, including seizure and confiscation of property, have been proposed to protect investors from money spooling companies in the much-awaited bill being moved by the West Bengal government following the Saradha Group scam.
"I am scared to enter the Assembly after yesterday`s violence," said ruling Trinamool Congress MLA Sikha Mitra, wife of party MP Somen Mitra, who was recently embroiled in a controversy for speaking out against the leadership.