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Differences surface in Bengal BJP over induction of new faces in youth front

Differences cropped up recently after Saumitra Khan, a member of the Lok Sabha and the state Yuva Morcha president, announced the list of members in the youth front’s new state committee.
Senior party leaders, who did not want to be quoted, said BJP state president Dilip Ghosh declared the list made by Yuva Morcha president null and void as he wanted some changes. (Photo bjym.org)
Senior party leaders, who did not want to be quoted, said BJP state president Dilip Ghosh declared the list made by Yuva Morcha president null and void as he wanted some changes. (Photo bjym.org)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 08:24 AM IST
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Bengal BJP chief says TMC govt’s days are numbered

BJP launched its ‘save democracy’ programme on Friday.
President of West Bengal BJP Dilip Ghosh.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)
President of West Bengal BJP Dilip Ghosh.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 09:49 PM IST
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BJP won’t project any CM face in Bengal for 2021 polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Sunday night’s announcement ends a silent campaign triggered by aspirations and strife, said BJP insiders.
Kailash Vijayvargiya, Bharatiya Janata Party’s national general secretary is in charge of West Bengal.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Kailash Vijayvargiya, Bharatiya Janata Party’s national general secretary is in charge of West Bengal.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Speculations rife on role allotment in Bengal BJP after meetings in Delhi, Kolkata

While BJP national general secretary and the party’s in-charge of West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya met the party’s national executive member Mukul Roy in Kolkata, the Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh met party president JP Nadda in Delhi
BJP Leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy met Sunday evening in Kolkata.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
BJP Leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy met Sunday evening in Kolkata.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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BJP’s Bengal leaders called for Delhi interviews as party gets poll ready

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and national secretary Rahul Sinha are representing the state leadership. National general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh is overseeing the exercise.
The exercise is being conducted by BJP central leaders such as Arvind Menon, who is in charge of West Bengal, joint general secretary (organisation) Shivprakash and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. (Photo @KailashOnline)
The exercise is being conducted by BJP central leaders such as Arvind Menon, who is in charge of West Bengal, joint general secretary (organisation) Shivprakash and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. (Photo @KailashOnline)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

‘Gujarat model will not rule Bengal’: CM Mamata Banerjee messages Centre

CM Banerjee accused the BJP of using money to win state elections or overthrow opposition governments in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during TMC party's virtual rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during TMC party's virtual rally in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Bengal cop transferred from hill region to coastal belt after BJP agitators enjoy mutton-rice in custody

The two towns are located around 714 kilometres from each other and it is an almost 17-hour road trip from the hill region to East Midnapore located by the Bay of Bengal.
BJP leaders who were protesting death of colleague were taken to police custody where they say police had brought them mutton curry and rice for lunch.(Facebook)
BJP leaders who were protesting death of colleague were taken to police custody where they say police had brought them mutton curry and rice for lunch.(Facebook)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 07:36 AM IST
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‘It is 10% here’: Bengal CM on corruption complaints over Amphan relief

It is alleged that the compensation of Rs 20,000 went to numerous people who suffered no loss during the Cyclone. CM Mamata Banerjee has asked district administrations to review the payments and take back the money.
The TMC on Sunday issued show-cause notice to more than 200 panchayat-level workers and leaders in the Nandigram area of East Midnapore district and suspended 25 of them over corruption allegations. (Photo @WBPolice)
The TMC on Sunday issued show-cause notice to more than 200 panchayat-level workers and leaders in the Nandigram area of East Midnapore district and suspended 25 of them over corruption allegations. (Photo @WBPolice)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 08:36 PM IST
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Will settle every score with interest, Bengal BJP boss rails against TMC

On the death anniversary of Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Dilip Ghosh asked the youth to sacrifice one year of their lives to over throw the TMC government.
West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said his party will counter political violence by Trinamool Congress in kind.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said his party will counter political violence by Trinamool Congress in kind.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Cyclone Amphan a catalyst for BJP’s new poll strategy in Bengal

The opposition BJP’s outreach is aimed at crucial assembly polls slated to be held next year, while the civic body elections in the state have been postponed due to the pandemic.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had bagged 18 of Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, while the TMC’s tally came down from 34 to 22.(PTI)
In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had bagged 18 of Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, while the TMC’s tally came down from 34 to 22.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 11:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

‘Search your soul’: Bengal Governor on video of mistreatment of decomposed bodies

The West Bengal BJP claimed the body was of a Covid-19 patient. Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim, however, said it was unclaimed and had been lying in a government hospital morgue.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar sought a report from state home secretary on the issue.(ANI File Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar sought a report from state home secretary on the issue.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

BJP banks on a new team to counter TMC in Bengal polls

On Monday, state unit president Dilip Ghosh announced the names of BJP’s new state leadership--12 vice-presidents, five general secretaries, and 10 secretaries—which is seen as a major rejig in the state unit ahead of the polls.
Even though the BJP began assiduously increasing its footprint in the state after winning three seats and 10% of the votes in 2016 assembly elections, it has had to accommodate rebels to help consolidate its position.(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Even though the BJP began assiduously increasing its footprint in the state after winning three seats and 10% of the votes in 2016 assembly elections, it has had to accommodate rebels to help consolidate its position.(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Infighting in Bengal Trinamool Congress over Cyclone Amphan relief work, Opposition BJP says proves its charge

A Trinamool Congress leader was injured in a such protest over restoration of electricity in a locality in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Commuters face hurdles while crossing a road due to an electric pole which was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan, at Hooghly in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Commuters face hurdles while crossing a road due to an electric pole which was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan, at Hooghly in Kolkata on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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Bengal parties spar over cyclone relief

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Updated on May 24, 2020 02:58 AM IST
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Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stopped from visiting cyclone-affected areas

Dilip Ghosh was on his way to Canning and Basanti, two of the many areas of the district affected by cyclone Amphan, to distribute relief materials.
West Bengal BJP delegation led by State BJP President Dilip Ghosh’s car was stopped by the police at Dhalai bridge near Garia area of the district.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP delegation led by State BJP President Dilip Ghosh’s car was stopped by the police at Dhalai bridge near Garia area of the district.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2020 02:06 PM IST
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105 Covid patients dead in West Bengal

This new figure of fatalities was released six days after the state administration said 57 persons who tested positive for Covid-19 had died, and attributed 18 of the deaths to the disease and 39 to “severe co-morbidity.”
West Bengal government also reported 37 new cases on Thursday, taking to 795 the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
West Bengal government also reported 37 new cases on Thursday, taking to 795 the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Sreyasi Pal

‘We are campaigning for civic polls because of more dangerous virus’: Bengal BJP leader amid coronavirus scare

The parties in West Bengal want civic polls deferred.An all-party meeting is scheduled at the state election commission’s office on Monday.
BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh leads a rally in Kolkata on Sunday.(HT Photo)
BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh leads a rally in Kolkata on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Dilip Ghosh downplays coronavirus scare, says ‘we have almighty’s blessings’

The BJP leader’s comments come at a time when the virus, which first emerged in China last December, has spread to more than 100 countries, with over 4,000 deaths worldwide and over 1,10,000 confirmed cases.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that in India, more people die due to vector-borne diseases.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that in India, more people die due to vector-borne diseases.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 08:36 AM IST
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‘Lost their sense of decency’: Bengal BJP chief on women leading protests

Ghosh, the chief of BJP’s West Bengal unit, was speaking about an incident Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) last week.
The Opposition has lashed out at West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for insulting women with his comment.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
The Opposition has lashed out at West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for insulting women with his comment.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 08:59 AM IST
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Bengal BJP calls chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘anti-Hindu’

One of the points of the charge-sheet tagged Banerjee as ‘anti-Hindu’. It was launched by Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh.
The Trinamool Congress refuted the allegations saying that Mamata Banerjee was protecting India’s plurality.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Trinamool Congress refuted the allegations saying that Mamata Banerjee was protecting India’s plurality.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Mamata takes a dig at BJP for Delhi riots, ‘goli maaro’ slogan; BJP hits back

Responding to Banerjee’s tirade against them, Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh labelled Banerjee’s “planned genocide” remark as “irresponsible for a chief minister”.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a gathering of party workers at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Monday.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a gathering of party workers at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Monday.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Bengal BJP will not give up NRC demand, says Dilip Ghosh

Ghosh was confident that the TMC’s high-voltage campaign on NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) will boomerang.
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh says party will continue to press for NRC in West Bengal(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO/File)
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh says party will continue to press for NRC in West Bengal(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO/File)
Published on Feb 27, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Bengal BJP to launch toll-free number for public grievances, TMC calls it copycat

The BJP said the number which will be launched before municipal polls in more than a hundred civic bodies in April-May, being seen as ‘semi-final’ before the 2021 Assembly elections
President of West Bengal, BJP Dilip Ghosh said that the toll-free phone number is likely to be launched “very soon”.(HT Photo)
President of West Bengal, BJP Dilip Ghosh said that the toll-free phone number is likely to be launched “very soon”.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 04:04 PM IST
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‘Biriyani, foreign funds, illiterate women’: Dilip Ghosh rants against anti-CAA protesters

Dilip Ghosh came out with another controversial statement on teh heels of Union Home Minister Amit Shah conceding that provocative statements made by some BJP leaders could have contributed to the party’s defeat in the Delhi assembly elections.
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has alleged that foreign funds are being used to fuel the protest by women against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi and Kolkata.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has alleged that foreign funds are being used to fuel the protest by women against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Delhi and Kolkata.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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Banks, postal dept being used to conduct NRC surveys, alleges Mamata

After the meeting, she went to the neighbouring West Burdwan district and led a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) in Durgapur.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Bankura district of West Bengal.(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Bankura district of West Bengal.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Mamata’s former confidante Mukul Roy emerges as Bengal BJP’s key poll manager

The municipal elections in the state, likely to be held in April, are widely being seen as the ‘semi-final’ before the 2021 assembly elections.
Political observers say Roy’s appointment as the convener of the election management committee for the third time in a row reflects how he has transformed into the Bengal BJP’s election manager and the second most important leader after state president Dilip Ghosh, since joining the party.
Political observers say Roy’s appointment as the convener of the election management committee for the third time in a row reflects how he has transformed into the Bengal BJP’s election manager and the second most important leader after state president Dilip Ghosh, since joining the party.
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 09:25 PM IST
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BJP apprises President Kovind about torture of two sisters in Bengal

BJP’s Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh said there is a total breakdown of law and order in the state.
The women were allegedly tortured by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) panchayat leader and his aides.(ANI)
The women were allegedly tortured by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) panchayat leader and his aides.(ANI)
Published on Feb 04, 2020 11:50 PM IST
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Land in jails to become leaders, says Bengal BJP chief

Trinamool Congress said the BJP was trying to destabilise law and order situation in the state.
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh advised BJP leaders and workers to do something to go to jail to become leaders.(PTI Photo/File)
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh advised BJP leaders and workers to do something to go to jail to become leaders.(PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 08:56 PM IST
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‘Wonder why no one is dying at Shaheen Bagh’: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh who was re-elected BJP’s Bengal unit chief earlier this month,is known for his belligerent remarks.
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)
Published on Jan 28, 2020 11:15 PM IST
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Saffron vs saffron: Bengal’s Shiv Sena complains against BJP’s Dilip Ghosh

Ashok Sarkar, Shiv Sena’s Bengal president said Dilip Ghosh cannot say that those who burnt trains etc should be shot dead because there is law to punish offenders.
Shiv Sena on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the state human rights commission against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh (above) for threatening to kill those protesting against the CAA.(PTI)
Shiv Sena on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the state human rights commission against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh (above) for threatening to kill those protesting against the CAA.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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