Mamata Banerjee

BSP supremo Mayawati has joined the list of Opposition leaders who will not attend the meeting of leaders of political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 'One Nation, One Election' idea and other issues of national importance.

Trinamool Congress MLA Sunil Singh along with 12 TMC councillors on Monday joined BJP in presence of Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed Kolkata Police commissioner Anuj Sharma to deploy a nodal police officer in every hospital, during the meeting with representatives of doctors at Nabanna.

Banerjee on Saturday had extended an olive branch to the agitating doctors by promising not to invoke the stringent Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and appealed to them to resume work immediately.

The two deceased TMC workers have been identified named Khairuddin Sheikh and Sohel Rana died after a bomb was hurled at their residence in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.

Junior doctors in Kolkata have been on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured over an issue of alleged negligence at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday

"I respect all states. When I go to Bihar, UP, and Punjab, I speak in their language. If you are in Bengal you have to speak Bangla. I will not let Bengal become like Gujarat, " said Mamata.

While 27 doctors of North Bengal Medical College resigned over the violence against doctors in the state, a total of 16 doctors of R G Kar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata also submitted their resignation.

"I appeal with folded hands to WB CM Mamata Banerjee to not make this an issue of prestige. Despite getting beaten so badly, doctors only asked her to provide them adequate security," Harsh Vardhan said.