Will Trinamool finally announce Anubrata's replacement as Birbhum district president?
Despite being in judicial custody for so many months since his arrest by the CBI in August last year, the Trinamool Congress leadership has not announced his replacement as the party's Birbhum district president. This is in sharp contrast to the case of former state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who was stripped of all his ministerial and party posts just a week after his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the multi-crore teachers' recruitment scam.
Meghalaya: In a new twist, Conrad Sangma gets support of UDP, PDF
Metbah Lyndoh, the president of UDP that bagged 11 seats to finish second behind the NPP (26), in a letter to Conrad Sangma mentioned: "Congratulations on your party's performance, resulting in the resounding victory. In light of the people's mandate, I on behalf of the parliamentary party of the United Democratic Party, do hereby extend support for government formation."
Mukul Sangma complains of life threat, security beefed up outside house
"Deliberate incitement to spread hatred and do personal harm upon me being aggressively done. People engaged in the criminal conspiracy are inciting to create communal riots and personal harm to me. Just reported to the CS to take action as per law," he said. The state government has beefed security outside his home as a result.
Meghalaya: 'Our MLAs are with party', says HSPDP chief K.P. Pangniang
However, the HSPDP claimed that it had not authorised the MLAs to tender support to Sangma, and the party has already issued a statement to withdraw the support. The NPP, on the other hand, is saying that MLAs have given letters of support and they have the numbers to form the government.
Rampant corruption by some ministers led to Sagardighi defeat: Trinamool MP
In the bypoll, which was necessitated by the death of three-time Trinamool MLA Subrata Saha in December last year, Left-backed Congress candidate Bayron Biswas defeated Trinamool's Debasish Bandopadhyay by a massive margin of 22,986 votes. The defeat has led to deep introspections within the Trinamool Congress with the party's Lok Sabha member.
Trinamool comes a cropper in Tripura, consolation prize in Meghalaya
Former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma (2010-2018), one of the key leaders of the Trinamool Congress in Meghalaya, contested from two assembly seats -- Songsak and Tikrikilla - both in the Garo hills. Sangma, opposition leader in the outgoing assembly, won the Songsak seat by a thin margin of 372 votes defeating ruling National People's Party (NPP) candidate Nihim D Shira.
Sagardighi bypoll: 28% vote swing in favour of Congress-Left alliance
The bypoll was necessitated by the death of three-time Trinamool MLA and state minister Subrata Saha in December last year. The vote swing in favour of the Congress-Left alliance is in comparison to Congress' vote percentage at Sagardighi in the 2021 Assembly elections.
Meghalaya: Trinamool candidate Mizanur Rahman wins by only 10 votes
Following the win, Kazi told reporters, "I am very happy. People are also joyous. This time they could elect their own son. Rajabala will witness significant development in upcoming days, I promise it." He also alleged that the NPP tried several means to change the course of the result.