When CBI quizzed Madan Mitra

CBI arrested TMC leader and former transport minister Madan Mitra and also questioned former party general secretary Mukul Roy after which Roy, once a trusted lieutenant of party supremo Mamata Banerjee, distanced himself from TMC.
No hope for BJP in Bengal

For BJP, which had garnered nearly 18 percent votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the party did not bring much hope as it failed to put up a good show in successive elections to municipalities and panchayats in 2015.

According to a senior state BJP leader, the notion that the party leadership is going soft on Saradha scam and has entered into a deal with TMC in return of its support in the Rajya Sabha, where BJP is in  minority, has further eroded the party's credibility.
Ahead of the assembly polls, the BJP appointed Dilip Ghosh, an old RSS volunteer as the new state president replacing incumbent Rahul Sinha.
The game of 'Left Right and Centre' in Bengal

Left and Congress charged Modi government with 'having a deal with TMC' for its support in passing bills in the Upper House in return of CBI going slow on the Saradha scam.
They argued that TMC did not raise its voice on issues such as Vyapam scam and Lalitgate when the Opposition protested against it. Allegations and counter-allegations apart, TMC cruised along to impressive victories
This prompted TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee to say, the people of Bengal are with them. The CPI(M), the Congress and the BJP are together in their fight. But the election results have shown that they have been rejected by the masses.
With deficiencies, Left gears up for Assembly elections

The CPI-M, which slipped into a state of disarray after repeated electoral setbacks since the 2011 assembly election in the state, has been trying to recapture some lost ground in the state which it had ruled for over three decades.

In an attempt to make its presence felt, it organised some aggressive political programmes and continued rectification drive. The baton of the state party unit was passed on from septuagenarian Biman Bose to a relatively younger Surya Kanta Mishra.
"It is true that we are conducting rallies, meetings in various districts. But still there are some deficiencies in terms of strength," Bhattacharjee recently said.
How CPM is trying to revamp the party's structure?

The Marxists have undertaken a move to infuse new blood in the organisation replacing old faces to rejuvenate the party. More than 70 percent chiefs of the party's various units from district to local committee level were replaced in the organisational conferences held in the past few months.

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