Party Hopping Season in Bengal: Councillors in Bengal are switching sides faster than the speed of light, leading to political unrest
First, the party hopping, then the ‘cut money’ debacle — Bengal has never witnessed a state of lawlessness quite like this one, since the naxal period.
The trouble is not new for the Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka. It has been brewing since day one for the alliance and should have been foreseen.
Pakistan faces world disapproval and the drying of funds over its support to terrorists like Hafiz Saeed. But its moves to 'take action' are impressing no-one.
Is Mamata losing the plot? From doctors' strike to ‘cut money’ debacle, Didi is plunging into crisis
The TMC supremo seems absolutely unable to handle either provocations from the BJP or pressures within her own party. Will Mamata Banerjee push the TMC to breaking point?
A Very Deep Cut: Why Mamata Banerjee asking TMC party men to stop taking 'cut money' is just too little, too late
As reports emerge of Didi apparently telling party workers to return money taken from hapless people, will anyone listen? This only opens a Pandora's Box, one the Opposition will exploit.
The move by the West Bengal Chief Minister and the TMC to curb the saffron tide is indicative of a few things — the result was unexpected, one cannot bank on personal popularity alone and time-tested strategies may not be effective anymore.
Get A Grip: Mamata Banerjee's appeasement politics, high-handedness and alienating the majority are now hurting her
Didi read the signals all wrong. She also failed to sense the inroads the BJP was steadily making in Bengal.