Saturday, 22 January, 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. 

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach was speaking at Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies, having come to India with warship Bayern, which made a port call Friday in Mumbai.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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