Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
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Topic: Babul Supriyo

BJP’s slide in West Bengal continues as TMC clinches parliamentary, assembly bypolls

TMC's Shatrugan SInha, Babul Supriyo won Asansol MP seat and Ballygunge MLA seat despite BJP's shrill campaign on law and order issues

Debutante carrying CPM hopes against Supriyo is an activist, Army kid, Naseeruddin Shah’s niece

Saira Shah Halim is CPI(M) candidate in Ballygunge bypoll, to be held on 12 April. She is pitted against TMC’s Babul Supriyo, who is facing flak for previous actions as BJP MP.

In fielding ‘outsider’ Shatrughan Sinha for Asansol bypoll, Mamata takes a lesson from BJP

TMC is fielding ‘Bihari babu’ Shatrughan Sinha from Asansol LS seat, which it has never won. The party is aiming for non-Bengali votes and a more diverse image, TMC leaders say.

Mamata picks Shatrughan Sinha, Babul Supriyo as TMC candidates for Bengal bypoll

Making the announcement on Twitter, TMC supremo Banerjee shared that Sinha will contest for the Lok Sabha by-election from Asansol seat, and Supiyo for Ballygunge assembly.

Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool months after ‘quitting politics’, being dropped from Modi cabinet

Babul Supriyo says leaving politics 'wasn't a drama' and that he will play by the rule book. Set to meet Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Monday.

Babul Supriyo bids ‘alvida’ to politics in FB post, says ‘not joining any party’, then deletes

The former minister of state and BJP MP had been dropped from the cabinet in a major reshuffle that took place on 7 July.

Bengal BJP infighting grows, Dilip Ghosh complains about Babul Supriyo, Saumitra Khan to Nadda

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh met national president JP Nadda Monday and complained about how Babul Supriyo and Saumitra Khan made ‘objectionable’ remarks on social media.

Mamata promoted cut money, now her party fleeces even onion & potato sellers: Babul Supriyo

In interview with ThePrint, Union Minister Babul Supriyo accuses Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of positioning herself as Bengal’s daughter for ‘cheap publicity’.

Mamata returns on wheelchair, BJP turns up heat by fielding ex-Singur aide, Union minister, MPs

BJP list includes Mamata Banerjee’s former lieutenant in Singur anti-land acquisition movement, plus four MPs, three Trinamool turncoats and economist Ashok Lahiri.

‘Legend, tweet of the year’ — cricketer Hanuma Vihari’s jibe at Babul Supriyo wins internet

BJP minister Babul Supriyo accused Hanuma Vihari of 'murdering cricket' before the latter's match-saving knock against Australia Monday.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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