Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicWest Bengal BJP

Topic: West Bengal BJP

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.

BJP promotes 3 TMC turncoats accused in Saradha-Narada — scams it had used to target Mamata

Mukul Roy, Suvendu Adhikari and Sovan Chatterjee, all accused in Saradha chit fund scam & Narada sting cases, are now in BJP and hold significant posts.

Mamata-Modi govt ‘schemes war’ heats up in Bengal ahead of polls, TMC says take ideas from us

Bengal hasn’t implemented PM-Kisan and Ayushman Bharat schemes as the state introduced their own schemes. BJP says Mamata is depriving people for her petty political interests.

BJP MP Saumitra Khan says will file for divorce as wife joins Trinamool Congress

Bishnupur MP Khan expressed surprise over his wife’s decision. His wife Sujata Mondal Khan said she hopes 'good sense prevails' & he joins Trinamool too.

Amit Shah’s Bengal rally sees big-ticket defections from Mamata’s TMC, 7 MLAs jump ship

Suvendu Adhikari was among the MLAs who joined BJP. At the rally, Shah said TMC has gone from a party of Ma, Mati, Manush to one of extortion, appeasement and nepotism.

Bids for Air India a relief. Govt must now ensure politics or bureaucracy don’t get in the way

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Stones hurled at JP Nadda’s convoy in West Bengal, vehicle of Vijayvargiya ransacked

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said TMC supporters blocked the road and pelted stones at party president Nadda's vehicle that was on way to Diamond Harbour from Kolkata.

On Camera

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.