Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicBJP West Bengal

Topic: BJP West Bengal

New BJP spokesperson Bharati Ghosh is former Naxal-fighting IPS officer, once called Mamata ‘Ma’

BJP has taken Bharati Ghosh under its wing after she fell out with Mamata & was slapped with criminal cases, which she describes as 'fake'. BJP says Ghosh is a 'fighter'.

‘Whistleblower’ Tathagata Roy wants to ‘expose the corrupt in BJP’, party calls him a liability

Former governor Tathagata Roy, in exclusive chat with ThePrint, also claimed he has not been granted ‘active membership’, which he gave up when he became Tripura governor in 2015.  

Bengal bypolls: Trinamool sweeps all 4 seats, wrests Dinhata & Santipur from BJP  

The TMC won Dinhata and Santipur by a record 1.64 lakh votes and by over 63,000 votes respectively. Dinhata had been vacated by Union Minister Nisith Pramanik.

Durga Puja can cause third wave in West Bengal and citizens can only blame themselves

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BJP workers regaining confidence, ready to fight ‘Taliban Trinamool’, new Bengal chief says

In interview with ThePrint, Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar insists his party’s assembly poll defeat cannot be seen as a humiliating one, says his priority is 2024 polls. 

In Mamata bypoll seat, Gujaratis & Marwaris are ‘BJP backers’ but TMC has history on its side

Bhabanipur in South Kolkata, from where Mamata Banerjee will contest crucial bypoll, has a sizeable Gujarati & Marwari population, but TMC has trailed here only once in last 10 years.  

Mamata gets Chandipath flawless this time, in a year she has expanded her outreach to Hindus

Over the past year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been working to distance herself from ‘pro-Muslim’ tag that the BJP had bestowed on her.

Mamata’s ‘Duare Sarkar’ camps violate Covid norms as massive crowds of women jostle for cash

In 3 days, the TMC govt has received 30 lakh applications for the financial assistance scheme, Lakhir Bhandar, through which women are handed monthly amounts of Rs 500 & Rs 1,000.

In review of Bengal poll loss, BJP to assess role of Trinamool ‘rebels’, reward loyalists

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh says party will draw up a new plan and make changes within the organisation, old cadre is expected to get prominence.

Mamata govt files affidavit in HC on post-poll violence, counters NHRC charges

The NHRC, quoting from a DGP report, has claimed that 1,934 complaints were lodged across police stations in the state, of which 1,168 FIRs were registered. 

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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