Views15, May 2019, 12:30 PM IST
A violent Trinamool shows BJP has made strong inroads in Bengal
The BJP has been systematic in its approach, and was never in a hurry in the eastern zone, say longtime political watchers. It began earnestly in the late 1990s, and it went about its task with the sincerity of a monk, says a Bengali journalist
Elections4, May 2019, 7:00 PM IST
Is 'Jai Shri Ram' an abuse for Mamata Banerjee?
Is 'Jai Shri Ram' an abuse for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee? A purported video that has surfaced and tweeted by BJP's Bengal in-charge, Kailash Vijayvargiya, where she is seen asking a bunch of youngsters who were chanting "Jai Shri Ram", "Why are you running away? Why abuse?"
The Bengal chief minister was on her way to Chandrakona when suspected BJP supporters raised the slogan. Mamata stopped the car, stepped out and asked: "Why abuse?"
Bengal, over the past two years, has witnessed an unprecedented saffron surge. And with a high pitched electoral battle going on, this purported video where she appears to be questioning the 'Jai Shri Ram' chant will only add fuel to the fire in the tinderbox that Bengal is. In no time, Kailash Vijayvargiya pounced on the opportunity to ask, "Can anyone tell me which chant will make Didi (Mamata) happy?"
India14, Apr 2019, 6:19 PM IST
Durga Vahini leads saffron surge in Bengal
A Hindu organisation "Durga Vahini" organised Shobha Yatra ( Procession) on Sunday to celebrate Ramnavami in Durgapur where women and girls in large number participated with lathi in their hand. This Hindu organisation procession in Main gate area of Durgapur has made the headline on the TV channels last year taking out a procession with a sword in their hand in large numbers.
Politics13, Apr 2019, 1:26 PM IST
Ram Navami turns bigger in Bengal: BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal throw weight behind celebrations
With the saffron surge and the ongoing election, BJP candidates are seen promoting this event across Bengal, which was till now the domain of VHP and Bajrang Dal