Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on November 05 announced that the party will support Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee in 2021 Legislative Assembly elections in the state. He said, "17 Darjeeling Municipal Corporation councillors who joined BJP in 2019, are moving back to GJM. We were with NDA for 17 years, but BJP didn't fulfil the commitments. Seeing that Mamata Banerjee fulfils the promises, we'll support her in 2021."
Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India, and former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party commented on the party's prospects in the West Bengal Assembly elections next year. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Singh said that while a simple majority was certain, even a two-third majority couldn't be ruled out for the BJP. Commenting on the recent Bihar poll result, the Union minister said that the re-election of the NDA government was a major stamp of approval for its record of good governance. Watch the full video for more.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to martyrs and victims of the 26/11 terror attack on the incident's 12th anniversary. He was speaking on Day 3 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020. Singh said that the possibility of another 26/11-like attack is virtually impossible, given the changes in national security ushered in by the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government. He said that India has proof of Pakistan's role in not just 26/11, but also the Pulwama and Uri terror attacks. Watch the full video for more.
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Stones were hurled and black flags shown at the convoy of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. The incident took place at Jaigaon in Alipurduar where he had gone to attend party programmes. Several Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists raised 'go back' slogans against Ghosh. The state BJP president's vehicle was also partially damaged in the attack. A team of police personnel, however, brought the situation under control. Police forced the protesters and the saffron camp supporters to disperse. While BJP blamed TMC for the attack, the latter has rejected all allegations.
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Ahead of Hyderabad elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda addressed a rally on November 27. Nadda said, "Before my arrival, it was said that a party president is coming for 'gully ka chunav'. It is disrespect to the electorate of Hyderabad. 74 lakh voters, 5 Lok Sabha seat and 24 Assembly constituencies and over 1 crore population - is it a gully to you?" GHMC elections are scheduled to be held on December 01 and counting of votes will take place on December 04.
After TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari resigned as Bengal Transport Minister, National general secretary of BJP, Kailash Vijayvargiya said he is welcomed in the party. "Suvendu (Adhikari) ji was upset with Mamata Banerjee's arrogance and corruption. He resigned because of her, I feel so. If Suvendu ji comes to BJP, he will be welcomed. Many leaders from TMC will join BJP, we are in touch with few of them."
Dilip Ghosh, president of BJP's West Bengal unit, trained his guns on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the poll campaign picks up pace. Ghosh said Banerjee gets terrified whenever senior BJP leaders like PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah visit the state. He was reacting to the Trinamool Congress chief calling BJP leaders 'outsiders' following Shah's recent trip. Ghosh also repeated his charge that the TMC is turning Bengal into Bangladesh. A day earlier, Union minister Rajnath Singh said that the BJP may even end up winning a 2/3rd majority in the state. He was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Bengal is set to go to polls early next year. Watch the full video for more.
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