TMC leaders had been confident that the farmers were solidly with the party till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections stunned them
A number of critical issues in healthcare are crying out for attention
Governor KN Tripathi said that he had informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah about the prevalent tense atmosphere in the state.
Banerjee's meeting with Kishor took place at a time when the TMC supremo is facing a tough challenge from the BJP on her home turf.
The Narada tapes allegedly indicted several Trinamool Congress leaders and ministers accepting cash for extending favour from a purported business in a sting operation.
"It is a gesture of showing respect to our martyrs who died while working for the party in the violence unleashed by TMC goons," BJP leader Mukul Roy said.
Caste-based vote banks seem to have taken a hit, but religion-driven vote banks are catching all the eyeballs.
The only reason which can make the BJP leadership go slow is the apprehension that the public will disapprove of its toppling game and take away from the support that it can expect to garner in the 2021 assembly elections.
The big issue that the results will highlight is the voting pattern of former Left supporters. They seem to have crossed over in large numbers to the BJP fold enabling it to register such a decisive victory.
Parts of the city plunged into a welter of violence as his convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties, officials said.
The reality is that left supporters and cadre still cannot get over the fact of being routed by the Trinamool Congress led alliance in the 2011 elections, a feat that it repeated in 2016.
According to a highly-placed source in the Andhra Pradesh government, Naidu will arrive here Wednesday morning and participate in two campaign rallies of Banerjee one scheduled at Jhargram and the second at Haldia.
The reason why the electorate had voted the Left out of power in West Bengal and had supported her party has not been fulfilled by her, he said at an election rally here.
Addressing a rally in West Bengal's Asansol on April 23, Modi had ridiculed Banerjee over her prime ministerial ambitions.
The country needs a government with 'vision and not division', Modi said 'It was with the power of your vote that the army could conduct surgical strikes'.
Banerjee said those who used to support the Left Front during their rule in the state, have changed sides to join hands with the BJP in West Bengal.
Banerjee said the prime minister's promise of offering 'laddoos' to the voters of Bengal in both their hands will never be fulfilled.
Banerjee also claimed that the BJP would not be able to retain power at the Centre after the elections, and many of its allies, including the Shiv Sena, would severe ties with the NDA.
The Trinamool Congress chief also claimed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are 'two lollipops' being doled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "fool" the people of Assam.
Modi is slated to address two rallies in opposite parts of the state - Siliguri in north Bengal and in Kolkata, BJP sources said.
TMC sources said, she will be addressing at least two rallies in each of the 42 constituencies of the state.
Releasing the party's manifesto, Banerjee said the 100 days' work scheme would be increased to 200 days and the wages would also be doubled under it.
The BJP had often questioned her religion and accused her of following the politics of appeasement.
Mockingly advising the BJP to deploy one para-military personnel behind every voter, she said even then the TMC will emerge victorious in all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The Trinamool Congress supremo said the electoral battle will be between a "united India and some isolated people", as she mounted a scalding assault on the BJP and the prime minister.