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.
A kangaroo court allegedly organised by Trinamul in West Midnapore had a party gram panchayat member's wife paraded with a garland of shoes and squat repeatedly holding her ears for allegedly having backed the victorious BJP candidate.
The BJP has won a Nadia panchayat but will have to swallow the bitter pill of handing over the chief's post to Trinamul as none of the saffron party's winners is a Scheduled Tribe (ST) woman, for whom the top slot is reserved.
The North Dinajpur district administration has initiated the process of identifying the government employees who had humiliated and assaulted T.N. Sherpa, the SDO of Raiganj, during a protest over the death of a colleague while on election duty earlier this week.