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Matua Community
India  /  Published 16.03.19

Matuas: nobody's people, everybody's votebank

On February 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 2019 Lok Sabha campaign from Thakurnagar, 62 kilometres northeast of Calcutta, close to the India-Bangladesh border....
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.19

Shah promises citizenship for Matuas

BJP national chief Amit Shah on Wednesday promised to grant citizenship to Matuas and iterated the party’s vow to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament and undertake the National...
By Subhashis Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.19

TMC sees void on Matua turf

The Trinamul Congress has said the murder of Krishnaganj MLA Satyajit Biswas will create a void in the party’s battle with the BJP which has been making inroads into the Matua vote bank in Nadia dis...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Nadia

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

NRC sets off Matua hub clash

Two Matua factions owing allegiance to the BJP and Trinamul on Wednesday clashed when they attempted to organise rival NRC-related campaigns at the group’s spiritual headquarters in North 24-Pargana...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Thakurnagar (North 24-Parganas)


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