Matua community

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 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

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

'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

Bengal polls: Matua MP says his community wants CAA to be implemented, waiting to hear from Shah

BJP MP Shantanu Thakur’s statement came at a time when his party's national leadership appears to ‘dodge’ the issue of Hindu migrants’ citizenship.

published on : 30th December 2020

'Will not allow NRC, NPR in Bengal': Mamata says her govt will decide who resides in state

Mamata was addressing a rally in Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district where the concentration of Hindu refugees is high.

published on : 9th December 2020

Amit Shah has vegetarian Bengali lunch at the house of a Matua family 

A tight security blanket was thrown in the area in view of the BJP leader's visit and all shops were closed before he reached it.

published on : 6th November 2020

Bengal polls: Mamata announces land pattas for refugees on eve of Amit Shah's visit to state

The CM also announced to set up a development board for the people who belong to the scheduled caste community and a cultural board for the people from backward and underprivileged classes.

published on : 4th November 2020

Amit Shah to have lunch at tribal and refugee homes during Bengal visit

Sources in the BJP said Shah’s schedule was designed in the wake of the ruling TMC's aggressive campaign against the saffron party's handling of the Hathras case.

published on : 4th November 2020