PM Modi's first foreign trip in over a year and the importance of a village 180 km from Dhaka

This is perhaps for the first time in the history of an Indian election that a leader will use foreign soil in an attempt to secure his party's vote bank.

published on : 23rd March 2021

Bengal polls: PM Modi to visit Matua shrine in Bangladesh

Modi’s move is said to be a smart one ahead of the Assembly elections to woo the Matua electorates, who are a deciding factor in at least 35 seats in the north and south Bengal.

published on : 3rd March 2021

CAA will be enforced after Covid vaccination ends: Amit Shah

I assure you that CAA does not have any provision that takes away the citizenship of any Muslim, he added.

published on : 11th February 2021

Bengal polls: Amit Shah to visit Matua headquarters on Thursday

The Matua community wants Shah to announce the deadline of giving them citizenship by implementing the CAA, the promise that the BJP had made before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

published on : 10th February 2021

Bengal polls: Mamata swings into action on Matuas' citizenship issue

Matuas are deciding factor in 36 Assembly constituencies and majority of the community voted for the BJP in last year’s general elections. 

published on : 4th February 2021

BJP made fake promises to Matuas, CAA implementation won't happen anytime soon: TMC

Basu said that the deadline for framing the CAA rules has been extended, and the law wouldn't be implemented anytime before the assembly polls.

published on : 3rd February 2021

BJP leaders try to pacify Matuas as Amit Shah cancels trip

He called Vijayvargiyaji and talked to Shantanu Thakur over phone.

published on : 31st January 2021

Bengal polls: BJP leaders visit Matua belt to ease discontent after Shah cancels visit

Shah’s Bongaon visit was a much-awaited event as Matuas wanted him to announce a deadline for giving them citizenship by implementing CAA.

published on : 30th January 2021

Amit Shah on two-day visit to Bengal, to oversee BJP's poll preparedness

On Saturday morning, Shah will be visiting Iskcon, Mayapur. Then he will be going to Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas, a bastion of Matuas, where he will address a public rally.

published on : 29th January 2021

Bengal polls: To woo Matuas, TMC to hold rally at Shah's venue in community stronghold

Matuas are a deciding factor in 35 Assembly constituencies across the state and the BJP secured the lead in 22 in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

published on : 28th January 2021

'Is Modi afraid of Mamata?': Hurt by CAA delay, Matuas weigh options before Bengal polls

The 1.8 crore-strong Matua community has a direct impact on almost 70 Assembly seats in Bengal. Once with the Trinamool, they shifted their allegiance to the BJP in 2019.

published on : 19th January 2021

Bengal polls: BJP leaders visit Matua headquarters ahead of Amit Shah's visit

Shah is likely to address the Hindu refugees including the Matuas who migrated from Bangladesh on the issue of implementing the CAA, a promise that the saffron camp had made to woo them.

published on : 18th January 2021

Mamata Banerjee plays CAA card to win back Matua support

Mamata taps into the discontent over BJP’s silence on deadline for Act’s implementation 

published on : 12th January 2021

'You have already become Indian citizens': Mamata tells Matuas at rally

Discontent among the Matuas, comprising Hindu migrants from Bangladesh, has surfaced on many occasions in the past over the issue of delay in implementing the CAA.

published on : 11th January 2021

Amit Shah likely to address Matuas to quell discontent ahead of West Bengal polls

The Matuas have been insisting that Shah visit their headquarters and let them know by when their demands for citizenship can be met.

published on : 6th January 2021
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