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The entrance to a fourth-floor flat in a Calcutta complex where Tapas Paul resides. The MP lives with wife Nandini on the first floor, according to sources. Daughter Sohini’s flat is on the same floor. On the fourth floor, the Pauls have another flat where their six dogs stay. The door of the fourth-floor flat has a photograph of Tapas Paul. Nandini is known to spend the afternoons in this flat with the dogs. Picture by Anup Bhattacharya

MARXIST’S MEOW: CPM state secretary Biman Bose, hearing his cat calling from under the table while he was addressing a media conference at the party headquarters on Alimuddin Street on Tuesday, picked it up and put it on the podium. After a pause, Bose said: “These are the days of jungle raj in Bengal, though I love domesticated cats and dogs.”

Waving a finger at the cat, Bose said: “You stay put till the press conference is over.”

However, the cat jumped off the podium.

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