Crisis seems to be deepening for state minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee as the party leadership seems to be distancing itself from the issue of his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Saturday
When asked if Trinamool's decision will adversely impact the anti-BJP opposition unity in the country, Abhishek Banerjee said that opposition unity is not that fragile and it doesn't depend on voting in the Presidential or Vice Presidential polls.
Murmu is visiting various states to garner the support of lawmakers.
In the meeting, a resolution was passed to field a common candidate in the next Presidential poll.
The Bill was passed by a simple voice vote on the floor of the House as the BJP legislators staged a walkout.
Pawar, however, refused, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said after his meeting with him.
The TMC leadership is hopeful about the success of the meeting.
Out of the seven municipal wards under the Ballygunge Assembly constituency, in the two minority-dominated wards -- No. 64 and No. 65 -- Saira Shah Halim was ahead of Babul Supriyo.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had ordered the arrest of Trinamool Congress leader Hossain for his involvement in the carnage.
Meanwhile, BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya took a dig at TMC's national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and the party's state youth wing chief Saayoni Ghosh over its decision to field Sinha from Asansol Lok Sabha constituency.
On January 25, while speaking to the media after paying floral tributes at the statue of B R Ambedkar on the Assembly premises on the National Voters Day, the governor not only castigated the Speaker and the chief minister for allegedly not providing the information he had sought, but also described the political condition in West Bengal as horrible and frightening
Paes, who won the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished doubles players in the world, said he wants to make a difference in the lives of the people.
The by-polls are being held in south Kolkata's Bhabanipur, besides Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district.
"I will continue to work constitutionally as an MP in Asansol. Politics is beyond the constitutional post and I withdraw myself from it. I will not join any other party. I will vacate the MP bungalow in Delhi and release security personnel from their duties soon," he was quoted saying.
The identity of the father of Bengali actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan's newborn son has been revealed in the infant's birth certificate on Kolkata Municipal Corporation's website.