BJP president JP Nadda attended party's Pongal festival in Chennai on January 14. During his address, Nadda said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ensuring that Tamil Nadu takes a big leap as far as development is concerned. He further compared the functioning of finance commission towards Tamil Nadu under UPA and PM Modi. "PM Modi has tried to see to it that the whole country goes forward. At the same time, he has made sure that Tamil Nadu takes a big leap as far as development is concerned. The 13 finance commission during the UPA government gave Rs 94,000 crores to Tamil Nadu for the development. But the same commission under PM Modi gave Tamil Nadu Rs 5 lakh 42,000 crores. Mainstreaming and bringing people of Tamil Nadu in the front of the development have been the basic ethos on which PM Modi is working," said BJP president JP Nadda.
Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa on January 13 informed that his government has sent a list to Governor Vajubhai Vala of politicians who are going to take oath today at 3:30 pm. In a press conference, he said, "We have sent the list to the Governor just now. MTB Nagaraj, Umesh Katti, Aravind Limbavali, Murugesh Nirani, R Shankar, CP Yogeeshwara, Angara S will take oath as ministers today by 3:30 pm at Raj Bhavan." The announcement comes two days after the Karnataka Chief Minister had meeting with JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
TMC MP from Birbhum Satabdi Roy said there was no question of her leaving the party. Roy's statement came after a two-hour meeting with TMC's youth wing president and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee. Abhishek reached out to Roy as she voiced dissent against the leadership ahead of the assembly polls. Actor-turned-politician, Roy is a leading face in Mamata Banerjee's cultural brigade. Speculations started on Thursday over a post on Facebook page of Satabdi Roy fan club. Roy had claimed that she was not being informed about party events in her constituency. The 3-time MP had said she would inform the public on Saturday if she takes any 'decision'.
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A 65-year old man, Md Gaffar died after he suffered a brain stroke on January 12 in West Bengal's Matigara. Family of the deceased alleged that nursing homes in Siliguri refused to treat him. However, Gaffar has 'Swasthya Sathi' card, a state government health insurance scheme. "It's an unfortunate incident. We will look into the matter," Gautam Deb, Tourism Minister of WB.
Ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, JP Nadda visited Bardhaman and held a press conference on January 09 where he compared his recent visit to the state with last one and said "so far so good". "Last time when I came, the manner in which I was welcomed enroute Diamond Harbour, we were attacked under a plan by administration and political party - nation witnessed it. MHA took a strong note of this. Today when I'm here again, I say so far so good," said JP Nadda.
National president of Bharatiya Janata Party Jagat Prakash Nadda on January 09 held a massive road show in Bardhaman. The Assembly elections are due in the state in April-May and BJP has launched a massive aggressive campaign to oust CM Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in the state. Earlier, Nadda visited a farmer's house and had lunch there. He was accompanied by state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and other leaders.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on January 09 visited a farmer's house in West Bengal's Bardhaman. He was accompanied by state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and other leaders. They were also seen eating lunch at a farmer's house. WB Assembly elections are to be held in mid 2021.
BJP leader Dilip Ghosh has likened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to US President Donald Trump and added that she also has the traits of a dictator. Ghosh cited the US Capitol attack and said that the West Bengal CM may also refuse to leave the secretariat after losing polls. ‘The manner in which Donald Trump is behaving today, if a dictator like Mamata Banerjee loses, she won't leave Nabanna. Her behaviour makes people think that she can do something like this. She won't be ready to leave Nabannna even if she loses the election,’ Ghosh said. West Bengal is gearing up for the Assembly Election for 294 seats this year. The tenure of the current government in the state of West Bengal is coming to an end on May 30. Several TMC leaders have deserted the party to join the BJP ahead of the polls in the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh compared WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with United States' outgoing president Donald Trump. Dilip Ghosh said that both of them have a dictatorial behaviour that doesn't believe in democracy. He further alleged that Mamata Banerjee won't leave Nabanna if she faces defeat in the upcoming elections. "She has always shown Trump-like adamant behaviour, a dictatorial behaviour that doesn't believe in democracy. Her party itself has no democracy; people are leaving and going away. There's no democracy or law and order in state too. The manner in which Donald Trump is behaving today, if a dictator like Mamata Banerjee loses, she will also behave the same way, she won't leave Nabanna. Her behaviour makes people think that she can do something like this. She won't be ready to leave Nabannna even if she loses election," said Dilip Ghosh while speaking to ANI on January 11.
BJP workers celebrated the launch of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai. They burnt effigy of coronavirus in Ghatkopar area to celebrate the vaccine drive. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on Jan 16
The Congress proposed that the TMC should merge with it instead to put up a united fight against the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted to admission that it was not in a position to take on the saffron party on its own in the assembly polls in West Bengal due in April-May. "If the Left Front and the Congress are genuinely anti-BJP, they should rally behind Mamata Banerjee in her fight against the communal and divisive politics of the saffron party," senior TMC MP Sougata Roy said. Reacting to the TMC's proposal, state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blamed the West Bengal's ruling party for the growth of the BJP in the state. "We are not interested in aligning with the TMC. Why is the TMC now interested in an alliance with us after poaching our MLAs over the last 10 years. If Mamata Banerjee is in keen on fighting the BJP, then she should join the Congress as it is the only pan-India platform to fight against communalism," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Stepping up the party's campaign for assembly polls in West Bengal to be held later this year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda held a roadshow in the district on Saturday. Nadda was accompanied by party leaders including Kailash Vijayvargiya, Dilip Ghosh, Babul Supriyo, and SS Ahluwalia during the roadshow which started from Bardhaman Clock Tower in the town. He later had lunch at a farmer's house in Jagadanandapur. The BJP president started his day-long Bengal tour by offering prayers at Radha Govind Temple near Katwa in Purba Bardhaman. Watch the full video for more details.
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Election strategist Prashant Kishor has said that the BJP will not even cross double digits in the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls. The poll strategist, who has been roped in by the Mamata government, also vowed to quit Twitter if it did better than he predicted. ‘For all the hype AMPLIFIED by a section of supportive media, in reality BJP will struggle to CROSS DOUBLE DIGITS in West Bengal. PS: Please save this tweet and if BJP does any better I must quit this space!’, Kishor tweeted. This comes days after several Trinamool Congress leaders including Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP. Home Minister Amit Shah also held several roadshows in West Bengal and said that the BJP would win West Bengal Assembly elections by a two-third majority. Several leaders who deserted TMC for the saffron party had openly criticised the functioning of Prashant Kishor. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya hit back at Kishor over his tweet. Watch the full video for all the details.
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