Lead Visual Shantanu Mitra: Opposition unity seems to be the last thing in leaders' minds these days. The war of words between Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and the one between Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar comes with less than 2 years to the next Lok Sabha election.
Eight people, including three women and two children, were locked in their homes and burnt alive by a mob on Tuesday at village Bogtui near Rampurhat town. The violence took place after a local Trinamool Congress leader, Bhadu Sheikh was killed in a crude bomb attack while many villagers claim a local rivalry led to the killings.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and chief minister Mamata Banerjee have had numerous and scrappy exchanges. This time the governor has the upper hand over the chief minister who did not take him into confidence before issuing the notification to constitute the inquiry commission in the Pegasus matter.