Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicWest Bengal BJP

Topic: West Bengal BJP

Bengal assembly passes law making CM chancellor of universities. ‘Politicising post’, says BJP

Bill says governor's role 'should be confined to constitutional provisions only'. Passed amid protests by BJP legislators, who say governor won't give assent.

BJP brass blames Covid for losing 2021 Bengal, wants workers to ‘move on’ from post-poll violence

Senior BJP leaders from Delhi have been visiting Bengal to boost its state unit in recent days. After Amit Shah’s visit in May, Nadda concluded a two-day trip to state this week.

A hijab story from Bengal: Murshidabad school attacked after insisting on uniform colours

Bahutali High School was attacked on 12 February after rumours of headscarf ban. Some came from neighbouring Birbhum district, say police. 18 people arrested so far.

3rd deadline missed, Bengal BJP leaders to knock on PM Modi’s door to protest CAA delay

CAA was passed by Parliament in 2019, but central government yet to form rules for its implementation. On 9 January, it missed the third deadline extension.

Bengal BJP leaders meet Modi, call for speedy CAA rollout so ‘those eligible can benefit’

The delegation of party leaders also invited the PM to visit West Bengal and lambasted the state government.

It’s BJP vs BJP in Bengal as Tathagata Roy threatens ‘explosive expose’ on Kailash Vijayvargiya

Roy Monday tweeted a picture of Vijayvargiya alongside a pug with a line in Bengali that read: 'Vodafone is in Bengal again'. BJP leaders call his criticism 'disappointing'.

BJP drags Bangladesh, Kashmir, Taliban into Bengal bypolls, TMC says communalisation won’t work

Four West Bengal constituencies — Shantipur in Nadia district, Dinhata in Coochbehar district, Khardah in North 24 Parganas and Gosaba in South 24 Praganas — will vote on 30 October.

3 BJP MLAs taken into custody for violating lockdown norms in Siliguri, released later

Shankar Ghosh, Anandamoy Burman and Sikha Chattopadhyay were protesting against the alleged lack of measures on part of state govt to check rising Covid deaths in north Bengal.

Mamata loses nail-biter in Bengal’s Nandigram to Suvendu, says EC played ‘mischief’

Mamata Banerjee lost to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari by 1,956 votes. She said she would go to the court as the ‘people have witnessed the horror of the ECI’ in Bengal.

Mamata lost, Mamata won, Suvendu lost, Suvendu won — it’s all very confusing in Nandigram

Mamata Banerjee wants a recount, says ‘there has been a mischief played by the ECI in Nandigram’. The Election Commission is yet to officially declare the result for Nandigram.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.