John Barla

Barla voiced North Bengal people's concerns, should not be tagged separatist: Dilip Ghosh

Maintaining that the BJP does not support division of Bengal, Ghosh, however, said that Barla, as people's representative in Alipurduar, was simply putting forth their demand for the state's bifurcati

published on : 21st August 2021

Separate 'North Bengal' state voice of people: Union Minister John Barla

Addressing a press conference in Siliguri as part of the BJP's 'Shahid Samman Yatra', Barla said he would discuss the issue at the appropriate level.

published on : 17th August 2021

Union Cabinet reshuffle: Strategy evident in selection of four ministers from West Bengal

BJP did not do well in the recent Assembly polls. But around half of the 77 seats they won came from north Bengal and SC-dominated regions.

published on : 9th July 2021

Union ministers taking charge after Cabinet reshuffle vow to fulfil PM Modi's vision for country

Mansukh Mandaviya, who took charge as the country's new health and family welfare minister, said he is committed to realizing Prime Minister Modi's dream of a healthy India.

published on : 8th July 2021

John Barla's elevation as Union minister proves BJP backs bifurcation of Bengal: Trinamool Congress

Barla, one of the key architects of the BJP's making of inroads in north Bengal, had recently demanded a separate Union territory by carving out the region from the state.

published on : 8th July 2021

Alipurduar MP John Barla takes charge as MoS Minority Affairs

Prominent tribal leader Barla was one of the key persons responsible for the BJP making inroads in the North Bengal region and had recently demanded the creation of a union territory.

published on : 8th July 2021

John Barla again rakes up demand for separate North Bengal, despite BJP warning

The Alipurduar MP alleged that people who voted for the BJP were being denied ration and 100-days work under the job guarantee scheme.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Bengal BJP cracks whip, cautions leaders against commenting on division of state

BJP MPs John Barla and Saumitra Khan stoked a controversy by demanding a Union Territory for north Bengal districts and a separate state comprising the Junglemahal region.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Demand for dividing Bengal part of larger conspiracy of BJP, says Adhir Chowdhury

BJP MP John Barla recently sought a separate union territory comprising north Bengal districts, another Lok Sabha member of the party, Saumitra Khan, raised a similar demand.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Ethnic groups in north Bengal reject BJP MP John Barla's separate Union Territory proposal

John Barla, the saffron party MP from Alipurduar, recently sparked a political debate in the state when he called for bifurcation of Bengal, drawing sharp retort from the TMC and other parties.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Bengal BJP MP seeks separate Junglemahal state, party distances itself from demand

Saumitra Khan's demand, just like John Barla's, was, however, not endorsed by the party's state leadership, which clearly said that it was not in favour of Bengal's division.

published on : 21st June 2021