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Matuas
West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.21

Call for Matua MLAs to join Trinamul

Mamatabala Thakur, who heads a faction of Matuas, on Sunday invited five BJP MLAs deemed close to a rival camp of the community to join the Trinamul Congress, a day after they had all exited an offici...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.21

BJP inattentive to problems of East Bengali refugees

The saffron fraternity cannot understand it. Despite persistent incitement by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Hindu Jagran Manch and other activist groups, Bengal refused to erupt in protest against the an...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.21

India’s political chemistry is changing

The passion and conviction were all too visible in Mamata Banerjee’s first words to the media after the magnificent win registered by her party in West Bengal. She would be going to a Constituti...
By Saba Naqvi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.21

Didi swipes at BJP over Matua candidates

Mamata Banerjee on Sunday criticised the BJP for selecting members of a section of a particular family while nominating Matuas for the Assembly polls. The chief minister didn’t name the section...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Gaighata

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.21

Citizenship offer fake: Abhishek

Trinamul Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday said the BJP’s promise to grant citizenship to Matuas after the completion of the Covid-19 vaccination drive was “fake” because it ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas)

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West Bengal  /  Published 13.02.21

Shah misleading Matuas: Abhishek

Claiming that it would take 10 years to complete the Covid-19 vaccination process in the country, senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah o...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.21

TMC starts Matua outreach

The Trinamul Congress has begun an outreach initiative among the Matuas by communicating with small group heads — known as “Gosain”, “Pagal” and “Dalapati” wh...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.21

Pro-BJP Matuas to hold rally in Calcutta

The All India Matua Mahasangha, which is politically aligned to the BJP, has decided to hold a meeting at Behala in Calcutta on Friday.  Mahasangha chief and BJP’s Bongaon MP Santanu Thaku...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.21

CM: CAA will put Matuas in trouble

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Citizenship Amendment Act would put Matuas in deep trouble as the altered law would force those who had already become Indians to apply for citizenship afresh. The ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Habibpur (Nadia)

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.20

Matuas up the ante on citizenship rights

Former MP and president of the Trinamul-backed Sarbabharatiya Matua Mahasangha, Mamatabala Thakur, on Monday launched a movement at Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas, demanding unconditional citizenshi...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas)


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