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Sukanta Majumdar (centre) is BJP's sitting MP from Balurghat constituency in West Bengal. (File photo)

BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar replaces Dilip Ghosh as party's Bengal president

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2021 10:15 PM IST
Dilip Ghosh, meanwhile, has been made the BJP's national vice-president alongside former Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya. 
BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said people have made up their minds that the contest in Bhabanipur by-polls will be between TMC and BJP.
BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said people have made up their minds that the contest in Bhabanipur by-polls will be between TMC and BJP.

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says ‘we’re ready’ ahead of Bhabanipur bypolls 

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 09:56 PM IST
  • The contest in the Bhabanipur by-polls, Ghosh said, is between the TMC and BJP, and that the presence of CPI(M)-Congress candidates will not make any difference.
Babul Supriyo said he met the top leadership of the party on Saturday night after making the announcement on his Facebook page.
Babul Supriyo said he met the top leadership of the party on Saturday night after making the announcement on his Facebook page.

Already met party leadership, says Babul Supriyo, 'Theatrics', says Dilip Ghosh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Dilip Ghosh said Babul Supriyo is still in the party and termed his resignation as "theatrics" to be in news.
After speculations over his edited posts, Babul Supriyo again clarified that he indeed is not joining any other political parties.
After speculations over his edited posts, Babul Supriyo again clarified that he indeed is not joining any other political parties.

Babul Supriyo clarifies on joining other parties, says, 'Won't have to deal...'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 03:05 PM IST
"If Imran Khan can make a hospital in his mother's name, why can't I? I can work for people without being a minister or an MP," Babul Supriyo wrote on Facebook.
Babul Supriyo's Facebook announcement has triggered many speculations, especially after he edited it.
Babul Supriyo's Facebook announcement has triggered many speculations, especially after he edited it.

Babul Supriyo edits resignation post, deletes 'won't join any party' part

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Babul Supriyo deleted the part where he had written he won't be joining any party.
Dilip Ghosh said that of the 12 ministers who resigned, no one else had made such remarks about the party. (File Photo)
Dilip Ghosh said that of the 12 ministers who resigned, no one else had made such remarks about the party. (File Photo)

Dilip Ghosh jabs Babul Supriyo over 'asked to resign' Facebook post

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 10:58 AM IST
Babul Supriyo had said in a post from his official Facebook account on Wednesday that he was "asked to resign" from his post as the Union minister of state of environment, forest and climate change ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated reshuffle of his council of ministers.
BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh during a press meet in Kolkata.(PTI)
BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh during a press meet in Kolkata.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Bengal polls manipulated by fake officers, says BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Nusrat Jahan has hurt Indian and Bengali culture by wearing sindoor and then denying her marriage, Dilip Ghosh has said.
Nusrat Jahan has hurt Indian and Bengali culture by wearing sindoor and then denying her marriage, Dilip Ghosh has said.

Nusrat Jahan should resign or TMC should sack her, says Dilip Ghosh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 05:48 PM IST
Nusrat Jahan invited chief minister Mamata Banerjee to her reception in Kolkata, wore sindoor, called a man (Nikhil Jain) husband and then denied the marriage, hurting Bengali culture, Dilip Ghosh said on Wednesday.
“Our legal cell is exploring all options where petitions can be filed. Our lawyers are making preparations,” said Dilip Ghosh(PTI image)
“Our legal cell is exploring all options where petitions can be filed. Our lawyers are making preparations,” said Dilip Ghosh(PTI image)

BJP plans to challenge Bengal results in court

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:19 AM IST
  • Dilip Ghosh’s comments came a day after TMC leaders filed four separate petitions in the Calcutta high court challenging the poll results in Balarampur, Goghat, Moyna and Bangaon Dakshin seats
"BJP Bengal unit and the voters of West Bengal were looking forward to his visit but we realise the gravity of the situation and the rationale for him not being able to make it in person," Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.(PTI )
"BJP Bengal unit and the voters of West Bengal were looking forward to his visit but we realise the gravity of the situation and the rationale for him not being able to make it in person," Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.(PTI )

PM Modi agreed to virtually address people of Bengal today: Dilip Ghosh

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2021 12:14 AM IST
The West Bengal BJP chief said the Prime Minister had to cancel his visit to Bengal on Friday, in which he was scheduled to address four rallies across four districts and 56 assembly constituencies."
EC gave Basu 24 hours to clarify his stand over his speech.(Facebook)
EC gave Basu 24 hours to clarify his stand over his speech.(Facebook)

EC issues notice to BJP's Sayantan Basu for 'inflammatory' remarks

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 07:25 PM IST
The Election Commission said it found BJP leader Syantan Basu’s speech an open threat to Bengal and its people and in violation of the model code of conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act along with the Indian Penal Code.
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has been asked by the Election Commission to clarify his stand on his remarks by Wednesday morning. (File Photo)
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has been asked by the Election Commission to clarify his stand on his remarks by Wednesday morning. (File Photo)

EC asks Dilip Ghosh to clarify stance on Cooch Behar violence

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Dilip Ghosh, while addressing an election rally at Baranagar in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, had said, "Naughty boys, who had presumed that the rifles of the central forces were just for a show during election duty, will not dare repeat the same mistake after what happened in Sitalkuchi".
In a complaint lodged with the Election Commission, TMC said that Ghosh justified such 'murder' and threatened Bengal and its people of more such 'murders'.(PTI image)
In a complaint lodged with the Election Commission, TMC said that Ghosh justified such 'murder' and threatened Bengal and its people of more such 'murders'.(PTI image)

TMC demands ban on Dilip Ghosh's campaign over his statement on Cooch Behar

ANI | , Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 08:08 AM IST
Violence erupted at a polling booth in Cooch Behar during the fourth round of polling. The ruling TMC alleged that Central forces opened fire twice at polling booths in Cooch Behar where people are casting their votes, killing four party workers.
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh while addressing an election rally at Baranagar in North 24 Parganas district (Screengrab from video)
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh while addressing an election rally at Baranagar in North 24 Parganas district (Screengrab from video)

Behave, or face more Sitalkuchi-like killings: Dilip Ghosh's warning in Bengal

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 09:48 PM IST
"Naughty boys received bullets at Sitalkuchi. If anyone dares to take the law into his hands, this will happen to him also," Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said without elaborating on the phrase 'naughty boys'.
Cooch Behar: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses an election campaign rally for the Assembly polls, at Baneswar in Cooch Behar district, (PTI)
Cooch Behar: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses an election campaign rally for the Assembly polls, at Baneswar in Cooch Behar district, (PTI)

BJP slams Mamata Banerjee’s ‘block CRPF’ remark, goes to election commission

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 08:27 AM IST
  • West Bengal assembly elections 2021 will see polling in five more phases, for which chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Union home minister Amit Shah have been campaigning in the state.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said Suvendu Adhikari’s resignation heralds the “end of Trinamool Congress” and the party will “cease to exist”.(PTI image)
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said Suvendu Adhikari’s resignation heralds the “end of Trinamool Congress” and the party will “cease to exist”.(PTI image)

On poll rigging claims, BJP says ‘Mamata under pressure, TMC knows it’s losing’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee’s party raised doubts about Election Commission’s voter turnout application that shows the updated voting percentage at regular intervals.
Activists of the Congress and the Left parties participate in the last campaign rally for the United Front candidate before the first phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly election in Purulia, some 325 km west of Kolkata on March 25, 2021. (AFP)
Activists of the Congress and the Left parties participate in the last campaign rally for the United Front candidate before the first phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly election in Purulia, some 325 km west of Kolkata on March 25, 2021. (AFP)

Bermuda to Pak: TMC and BJP leaders’ remarks stir up a row

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 03:06 AM IST
On Thursday, Ghosh said his earlier remarks were an attempt at defending the honor of the saree that all Bengali women wear.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday defended his bermuda comment on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said a woman showing her legs in a saree is inappropriate.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday defended his bermuda comment on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said a woman showing her legs in a saree is inappropriate.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Dilip Ghosh defends 'bermuda' remark on Bengal CM

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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BJP Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh (L) with party leader Sabyasachi Dutta(C) and West Bengal State BJP President Dilip Ghosh(L) during a BJP joining event, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
BJP Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh (L) with party leader Sabyasachi Dutta(C) and West Bengal State BJP President Dilip Ghosh(L) during a BJP joining event, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

Sisir Adhikari already an MP, need not join BJP, says Ghosh

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:56 AM IST
  • The comment came amid reports that Adhikari may join the BJP at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Kharagpur on Saturday.
BJP Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh (R) talks with party workers protesting against party's National Vice President Mukul Roy over selection of candidates for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, outside BJP election office in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
BJP Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh (R) talks with party workers protesting against party's National Vice President Mukul Roy over selection of candidates for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, outside BJP election office in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

As poll battle heats up, infighting hits Bengal BJP

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:23 AM IST
A senior BJP leader said Shah and Nadda held meetings in Kolkata late into the night on Monday, and a second meeting on Tuesday morning.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrives at a public rally in Purulia district on Monday.( PTI)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrives at a public rally in Purulia district on Monday.( PTI)

Don’t try to stifle me: Mamata fires fresh salvo against BJP

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 12:52 AM IST
Bengal CM addresses public rally sitting on wheelchair, takes jibe at BJP for fielding MPs in the elections.
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh during a press meet in Kolkata.(PTI)
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh during a press meet in Kolkata.(PTI)

BJP has to win Bengal to expand ideological footprint: Dilip Ghosh

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 05:41 PM IST
We have waited for long for an opportunity to come to power in the state. This is our mission and challenge," said Dilip Ghosh
Dilip Ghosh was in Delhi to attend a meeting at the residence of BJP’s national president JP Nadda(PTI File Photo )
Dilip Ghosh was in Delhi to attend a meeting at the residence of BJP’s national president JP Nadda(PTI File Photo )

Bengal ready for Mamata’s ‘visarjan', says BJP’s Dilip Ghosh as polls draw close

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Dilip Ghosh’s statement comes days after Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Banerjee announced her candidature from the Nandigram assembly constituency
West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh.(PTI)

TMC members 'humiliated', leaving the party, says state BJP chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:48 PM IST
"What can be worse than their (TMC) own members feeling humiliated & eventually leaving the party? Now they're getting celebrities to fill the position. Numbers suggest that we have majority in Malda and BJP will soon have its chairman (Zilla Parishad) in the district," Ghosh said.
President of BJP’s Bengal unit Dilip Ghosh said he was surprised that no protester at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh has died despite the capital’s bitter cold.(HT File Photo)
President of BJP’s Bengal unit Dilip Ghosh said he was surprised that no protester at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh has died despite the capital’s bitter cold.(HT File Photo)

Will ensure single-phase poll if voted to power: Bengal BJP president

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:02 PM IST
"The eight-phase poll in the state is to ensure a free and fair election. Political violence unleashed by the TMC is rampant in the state," Ghosh said during a 'chai pe charcha' (discussion over tea) session.
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari believe BJP is set to form the government in Bengal. (PTI Photo)
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari believe BJP is set to form the government in Bengal. (PTI Photo)

BJP leaders challenge Bengal CM, says cadres are civilised but not weak

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:15 AM IST
  • Ghosh also warned TMC workers and said that any incident of violence will not be taken lightly saying that BJP workers are not weak.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

ECI may declare poll dates within a week: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:33 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress chief said that her government had taken up a series of schemes and development projects for north Bengal and more work would be done after the elections are over
Switching political allegiance doesn't always guarantee leadership positions, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Switching political allegiance doesn't always guarantee leadership positions, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times File Photo)

'Need to induct leaders from other parties to expand base': Bengal BJP chief

PTI | , Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:52 PM IST
In an interview to PTI, he also clarified that everybody has to abide by the rules and regulations of the party, be it the old-timers or the newcomers.
Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/PTI)
Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BJP challenges Mamata Banerjee to organise a 10,000-farmer rally in Kolkata and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 08:50 PM IST
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