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.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya reacted on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement calling the party "more dangerous than Naxals". He said that BJP doesn't need CM Banerjee's certificate that it is dangerous or not. "People of the country have made Narendra Modi Prime Minister second time so we don't need Mamata Banerjee's certificate,' he said. He added that BJP will only choose those TMC leaders who are not indulged in anti-national activities.
Ranjan Banerjee, senior vice-president of Aditya Birla Group, joined the BJP in Kolkata on January 20. He joined the party in the presence of BJP's national vice president Mukul Roy. Meanwhile, Arindam Bhattacharya, a former Congress MLA who later switched to TMC joined BJP. He joined BJP in the presence of party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya in New Delhi. Speaking to ANI, Ranjan Banerjee said, "I thank BJP for giving me this opportunity to serve the people of the state. We need to bring industries here so that people can get employment." Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.
Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she would contest the upcoming state assembly election from Nandigram, now her former aide turned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has hit back. While Adhikari refused to confirm his candidature from Nandigram, he said that he would guarantee the victory of the candidate the BJP fields in Nandigram. ‘Mamata Banerjee has announced to contest from there, relying on 62,000 votes but I have 2.13 lakh people who chant 'Jai Shri Ram,’ Adhikari said. Meanwhile, in a fresh setback to the Trinamool Congress, Arindam Bhattacharya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and said that he wants to join PM Modi’s mission of making an Atmanirbhar Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Political temperature is rising in West Bengal as the 2021 Assembly election approaches. ‘Goli maro’ slogans were heard, this time at a Trinamool rally in Kolkata. Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Purba Bardhaman between workers of the two parties. Some BJP workers were injured in the clashes and have been admitted to the hospital. These clashes come as the verbal duels between leaders from the two parties have escalated in the last month. While BJP’s Dilip Ghosh said that TMC had been reduced to half in 2019 polls and would now be wiped out after 2021 polls. He added that people of the state now want change and stand behind the BJP. TMC leader Madan Mitra said that they would cut those who wanted to take over Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Speaking to ANI in Siliguri on January 19, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh spoke on Suvendu Adhikari's remark. Ghosh said, "Who knows Nandigram better than Suvendu? It is in his hands. If he has said it, he might do it as well." "Violent politics will continue under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) rule. They have tactics to stop BJP but it weakened with time. We will bring in a change in West Bengal. As development is inching closer, they are getting uneasy and doing this. We reduced TMC to half in '2019 and will wipe them out in 2021," he added. On January 18, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari said, "She (WB CM Mamata Banerjee) goes to Nandigram only during elections. Can she tell what has she done for the people of Nandigram? Whoever would contest against her, she would lose by 50,000 votes. If I fail to make her lose, I will leave politics."
Violence erupted in Kolkata during an election rally on January 18. A BJP worker was allegedly injured when stones were pelted at the rally. The stone pelters allegedly carried TMC party flags. In response, BJP workers also allegedly indulged in violence. Two-wheelers at the roadside were allegedly vandalized and stones were also pelted at buildings and shops in the area. The BJP roadshow was led by Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari. “BJP is absolutely ready to give a befitting reply to TMC in West Bengal. We are ready to defeat Mamata Banerjee no matter where she contests elections from. Senior BJP leaders made her enter Nandigram but today we have an opportunity to oust her,” said Ghosh. Watch the full video for more.
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West Bengal BJP leaders held a roadshow in North 24 Parganas on December 29. BJP leaders Arjun Singh, Babul Supriyo including TMC defectors Suvendu Adhikari, Saumitra Khan and Subhranshu Roy were present during the roadshow. West Bengal will go to the polls in mid 2021.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said that the party will not project any chief ministerial face in the West Bengal Assembly elections, due later this year. He said that after securing the majority, the party leadership and the MLAs will decide who will become the chief minister.
Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were injured after a clash broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers. The incident happened in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district on January 19. The injured people were shifted to a hospital.
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and the Centre over the three farm laws began at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal attended the..