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Image: Mathew Samuel (right) and his companions in north Bengal. 

Siliguri: NARADANEWS editor Mathew Samuel, who had conducted a sting operation on senior Trinamool leaders, is camping in north Bengal for the past three days now.

Samuel landed at Bagdogra on 28 December and drove straight to Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri. Since then, he is changing his place of stay every day moving up towards Dooars.

His visit has kicked off a speculation especially because, earlier Trinamool and now a BJP leader, Mukul Roy, is also in north Bengal now. In fact, the two of them have checked in at the same resort.

Samuel has denied that his visit has anything to do with Roy. “I am here in connection with a news story to find out the reasons for CPI-M’s decline in Bengal,” he said today. Samuel’s native place is Kerala where the CPI-M is still a reckoning force.

In north Bengal, the Naradanews editor has found a company in Rohit Pashi, a CPI-M cadre from Malbazar, who was arrested in February 2016 for posting a comment critical of a Trinamool councillor there. [READ: Malbazar youth arrested after Trinamool leader complaints against his FB post]

Apart from Pashi, some more young CPI-M cadres are helping Samuel navigate through north Bengal as he digs deep in for the post-mortem of CPI-M decline in Bengal.