The example of the Congress-JDS post-poll truck, which felled the two-day B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, is being cited by the BJP over 2,000km away in rural Murshidabad, to claim the posts of chief in seven rural bodies that might even see a BJP-Congress alliance to keep Trinamul out.
The CID on Monday interrogated Russell Aziz, the son of Raiganj MP Md Salim, in connection with his purported Facebook post that two polling officials had been killed by Trinamul-backed goons in North Dinajpur during the rural elections on May 14.
About 700 Sikkim government employees in West district sacrificed their holiday and voluntarily took to the fields on Sunday, ploughing land and planting vegetables to express their support to the state's organic mission.
Two schoolteachers were arrested from their homes here on Saturday night for allegedly assaulting Raiganj subdivisional officer T.N. Sherpa during a demonstration against the death of a polling officer on May 16.
A group of former militants of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation has asked the BJP winners in Kumargram block not to defect to Trinamul after allegations emerged that they were facing enticements and intimidations to join the ruling party.
In a bid to reach out to the tribal community and regain its support base among them, Trinamul has decided to knock on every door and spend time with them to know their grievances in the Jungle Mahal, where BJP has "surprisingly" shown its substantial growth in the panchayat elections.