Kolkata, Dec 19 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 21 WB-SHAH-RALLY By the time elections arrive, Mamata will be left all alone: Amit Shah Midnapore: Hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government over continued political violence in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday claimed there will be more desertions to the BJP from the TMC and that the West Bengal chief minister will be be left alone in her party by the time elections arrive.

CAL 16 WB-SHAH-SUVENDU Heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP; 9 MLAs, 1 MP also change sides Midnapore: West Bengal political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari along with nine MLAs of different parties and a TMC MP joined the BJP at Home Minister Amit Shah's rally in Midnapore on Saturday, ending weeks of speculations.

CAL 19 WB-SUVENDU-RALLY BJP will form next govt in Bengal: Suvendu Adhikari Midnapore: BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday vowed to oust the Mamata Banerjee regime in the 2021 assembly elections in West Bengal, exuding confidence that his new party will form the next government.

CAL 6 WB-SHAH -LD VIVEKANANDA Amit Shah visits Swami Vivekananda's birthplace, says his ideals more relevant today Kolkata: Home Minister Amit Shah visited the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda in north Kolkata on Saturday morning and said that the ideals of the 19th-century icon are more relevant in the present-day world.

CAL 9 WB-MAMATA- SERVICES Over 1 crore people across Bengal reached with doorstep delivery of services: Mamata Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday that her government has reached over 1 crore people in two weeks with doorstep delivery of services.

CAL 10 WB-SHAH-LD KHUDIRAM Get over politics of regionalism: Amit Shah Midnapore: Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that revolutionary Khudiram Bose is as much a pride for the whole of India as he is of Bengal, hitting out at those indulging in 'narrow' politics of regionalism.

CAL 20 WB-SHAH-LUNCH Amit Shah has lunch at house of farmer in Bengal Midnapore: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday had lunch at the house of a farmer in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district as part of his exercise to strengthen relations with the agriculturists ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.

CAL 13 WB-SUVENDU-LETTER TMC filled with individuals who don't bother about anyone: Suvendu in open letter Kolkata: In an open letter addressed to the grassroots members of the Trinamool Congress, Suvendu Adhikari said on Saturday that West Bengal is standing at a critical juncture as the people of the state are destined to make a choice in the 2021 Assembly elections that will impact them forever.

CAL 3 WB-FIRE 3 killed in fire at market near Kolkata Bhangar: Three persons were killed as a fire broke out at a market in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district in the early hours of Saturday, officials said. PTI RG RG