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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari (HT_PRINT)

West Bengal: PM Modi's Kanthi rally a show of strength for the Adhikari family

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 12:19 PM IST
Kanthi is the home turf of the Adhikaris who have thrown their weight behind the Bharatiya Janata Party in the ongoing electoral process, giving a big jolt to the incumbent Trinamool Congress.
File photo: Sisir Adhikari.(SubhankarChakraborty/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Sisir Adhikari.(SubhankarChakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Adhikari’s father joins BJP as Modi, Shah tour Bengal; CM call him 'traitor'

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:24 AM IST
  • Octogenarian Adhikari is the TMC’s eldest Lok Sabha member who represents the Contai seat in East Midnapore.
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 leader Suvendu Adhikari (ANI)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari (ANI)

Suvendu Adhikari says his father Sisir, TMC MP, will 'support' BJP

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Suvendu had said that his father will be present at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally.
Seen here is the file photo of Sisir Adhikari, TMC’s sitting MP from Kanthi.(SubhankarChakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Seen here is the file photo of Sisir Adhikari, TMC’s sitting MP from Kanthi.(SubhankarChakraborty/HT PHOTO)

TMC heavyweight, son face challenge from BJP on home turf

Hindustan Times, Contai | By Tanmay Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 07:24 PM IST
A family that boasted of victory margins getting wider in every election may encounter surprises, if one goes by the mood among the voters
At least 15 people were injured, dozens of buses and two-wheelers wrecked, and two TMC offices ransacked in the vandalism and arson that lasted several hours in the East Midnapore town, about 150 km from Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
At least 15 people were injured, dozens of buses and two-wheelers wrecked, and two TMC offices ransacked in the vandalism and arson that lasted several hours in the East Midnapore town, about 150 km from Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

11 held after BJP, Trinamool Congress supporters clash in Bengal

Midnapore/Kolkata | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Eleven people were arrested on Wednesday for alleged involvement in the clashes that broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal’s Contai on Tuesday, shortly after a rally addressed by BJP president Amit Shah.
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