Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicWest Bengal BJP

Topic: West Bengal BJP

BJP supporters greet Mamata Banerjee with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans in Nandigram

Scheduled to address rallies ahead of the West Bengal elections' second phase Tuesday, the TMC chief had strongly reacted to 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans in the past.

BJP’s Jitendra Tiwari gets EC show-cause notice for promising voters free trip to Ayodhya

Tiwari made the promise at a public meeting in Haripur on 21 March, and at a party meeting, officials said Thursday. TMC had lodged a complaint with EC on 22 March on the issue.

BJP drops ex-CEA Lahiri as Alipurduar candidate after protest, picks leader who led agitation

In its list of candidates for 156 seats in Bengal, BJP has fielded 8 Muslim candidates in Muslim-majority seats of Dinajpur and Murshidabad districts.

It’s BJP vs BJP in Bengal as protests erupt over naming TMC turncoats, newcomers as candidates

Since Monday, BJP workers have staged protests across several Bengal districts for fielding TMC turncoats and new faces and ignoring the party’s old-timers.

Sonar Bangla vs Joy Bangla — 19th century poets Tagore, Nazrul fight 2021 war for BJP, TMC

Both parties’ chief election slogans have been derived from two iconic poems — Rabindranath Tagore’s Amar Sonar Bangla and Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Purna Abhinandan.

How BJP’s using intellectuals, actors to win Bengal & ‘get traction’ in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

By fielding public figures, BJP aims at expanding its footprints in Kerala & Tamil Nadu, but in Bengal, its strategy is to counter TMC’s outsider jibe, party leaders say.

Bengal BJP has shortlisted 4-5 candidates per seat for first two phases, says Dilip Ghosh

The party's Central Election Committee will meet Thursday in New Delhi to finalise the candidates list for 60 seats. Polling will be held in 30 seats each on 27 March and 1 April.

Revive jobs in Bengal, promote phuchka, push tourism — report by BJP think tank ahead of polls

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation has come up with a report suggesting that BJP’s focus should be on two most important job-creating sectors — knowledge and tourism. 

Model, air hostess, BJP youth leader — journey of Pamela Goswami, held for ‘drug possession’

Day after her arrest, Goswami Saturday accused BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargaya’s aide Rakesh Singh of ‘entrapping’ her. He has denied the charges.

Ghosh, Roy or Adhikari? Why BJP brass wants no talk on Bengal CM contender as murmurs grow

BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh’s name is being pushed by supporters for CM post after TMC rebel Suvendu Adhikari emerges as tough challenger, party leaders say. There is also Mukul Roy.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Taliban soldiers | ANI

Nothing has changed about Taliban, from terror to Sharia. Islamic world should pressure them

From upholding women’s rights to ensuring safety & internal harmony, the Taliban have backtracked on every promise they made, and the outcome can’t be great.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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