BJP identifies 73,000 ‘weak’ booths in run-up to 2024 polls

With an eye on 2024 general elections, the BJP has identified 73,000 polling booths where it is weak and has constituted a committee to strengthen the party’s position on them, sources said on Monday. The majority of these booths are in southern and eastern states, the sources said, adding that the party is also contemplating … Read more

Day after civic poll rout, BJP’s Tathagata Roy says party run by “debauch, traitors”

A day after his party’s dismal performance in the KMC polls, veteran BJP leader Tathagata Roy slammed the state leadership, saying the party is being run by a bunch of “rotten debauch-cum-traitors”. On Tuesday, West Bengal’s ruling TMC gained control of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation, clinching 134 seats, in an emphatic endorsement for the … Read more

Guns come out on last day of Bhabanipur bypoll canvassing, Dilip Ghosh heckled by Trinamool supporters

On the last day of the election campaign for the Bhabanipur assembly seat bypoll on Monday, tension escalated in the south Kolkata area ahead of the September 30 elections, as Trinamool Congress supporters allegedly physically harassed former BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh while he was campaigning for Priyanka Tibrewal who is pitted against Mamata Banerjee. … Read more

JP Nadda holds meeting with West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh

With an eye towards the rising number of dissent voices in Bengal inside BJP, BJP national president JP Nadda held a close door meeting with West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh in New Delhi today. Ghosh briefed Nadda about the leaders, especially the turncoat ones who defected to BJP ahead of the Bengal polls, who … Read more

Mukul Roy returns to TMC, hints at more exits from BJP

In a major jolt to the BJP, the party’s national vice-president Mukul Roy did a ‘ghar wapsi’ by joining the Trinamool Congress, along with his son Subhranshu Roy, on Friday, four years after deserting the Trinamool Congress. Mukul Roy was the first TMC leader to join the BJP in September 2017 and is also the … Read more

One minute Modi-Mamata meeting triggers huge controversy

It was a meeting that hardly lasted for a minute but the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee created a huge political controversy. When senior leaders of the BJP claimed that it was the chief minister’s ego that resisted her from staying away from the review meeting with … Read more

BJP president Nadda holds road show in Malda

MALDA (WB): Amid chants of “Jai Shri Ram“, BJP president J P Nadda Saturday held a road show in Malda in election-bound West Bengal. Standing atop a decorated lorry with state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and others, he showered jubilant supporters with marigold petals and waved to enthusiastic crowds that gathered along the 1 km … Read more

Why is stipend for Hindu priests less than that of Imams: Dilip Ghosh asks Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday launched an attack on the Trinamool by questioning why its stipend for Hindu purohits every month is less than half of what it gives to imams. He also said while the stipend for imams was announced in 2012, it took almost 10 years for the state … Read more

Amit Shah likely to visit Bengal later this month

KOLKATA: Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah is likely to visit West Bengal for two days later this month to take stock of the party organisation ahead of the 2021 assembly polls, a senior party functionary of the state said on Friday. Shah’s possible visit will take place in the backdrop of … Read more

Dilip Ghosh writes to Amit Shah over ‘security lapses’ during Nadda’s visit to Bengal

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging security lapses during party national president J P Nadda’s ongoing tour of the state. Ghosh, in his letter, claimed that the “police allowed a mob of around 200 people, carrying bamboo sticks, to raise slogans, demonstrate and show black flags … Read more