Sourav Ganguly, who is often credited for changing the image of cricket -- to a tough one -- was escorted inside the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai by the Old Guard of the Indian cricket -- N Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah and Rajeev Shukla
Criticising the state government over the killings, Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is also the party's in-charge of West Bengal, said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lost her moral right to continue in office and should resign immediately.
Two distinct narratives about the incident had emerged on mainstream and social media. Predictably, they were pitted against each other, with plenty of obfuscation, confusion, and misleading information.
Unlike in West Bengal where the BJP is in fast forward mode to knock out Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the Narendra Modi government is at peace with Naveen Patnaik's BJD in Odisha. The political calculations post the Lok Sabha elections are eloquently clear
The results in the Lok Sabha elections have made BJP extremely upbeat in West Bengal. Saying Mamata Banerjee is promoting dynastic rule, BJP is confident of knocking out the firebrand leader in two years' time.
BJP's increasing vote share and clinching 18 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal is a warning Mamata Banerjee can't ignore for long. BJP's Mission Bengal will test Trinamool Congress in the July 2020 Municipal elections and then the 2021 Assembly polls
The more immediate source of tension in Calcutta currently is the possibility that the forty lakh people who were declared illegal by the neighbouring state could try to flee Assam and enter the city as refugees.