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Bengal: Twin setback for TMC as MLA joins BJP, minister quits Mamata cabinet

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Dilip Ghosh, president of BJP's West Bengal unit, trained his guns on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the poll campaign picks up pace. Ghosh said Banerjee gets terrified whenever senior BJP leaders like PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah visit the state. He was reacting to the Trinamool...

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A BJP delegation including party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chief Election Commissioner of India (ECI), Sunil Arora on March 04. Speaking on the meeting, Vijayvargiya said, "In Hubli, Mamata Banerjee said that we will play. What does 'play' means? It means occupying the polling booth, intimidating voters and no fair elections. TMC wants to try to 'play' all this and keeping this in mind, we have informed the Election Commissioner about all the information...They are also violating code of conduct of elections." West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 8 phases, from March 27 to April 29, 2021.

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