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Raju Bista
West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.21

BJP fans statehood cry, TMC dubs it ploy

The saffron camp’s Darjeeling MP Raju Bista is flagging the statehood demand of the Gorkhas in the Lok Sabha while other BJP leaders are proactively making statements to back similar demands rai...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.12.21

Bista slams state over tribal school

The Centre has approved establishment of an Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Kalimpong at a cost of Rs 16 crore but Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista has alleged that the state government is depr...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Scan authority for imported plants

The Centre has decided to appoint a post-entry quarantine (PEQ) inspection authority in north Bengal to issue certificates for use of plants imported in the region. Floriculture and horticulture are ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.21

MP seeks national law on tea land

Raju Bista, the Darjeeling BJP MP, on Tuesday demanded in the Lok Sabha a national law for granting land rights to tea and cinchona plantation workers, literally snatching a topic from pro-Trinamul Co...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.21

MP faces ire of traders on border

Members of the business fraternity of Panitanki — one of the principal entry points to Nepal — have questioned the alleged inaction of Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista in improving the infrast...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

Tea industry nudges Centre on coal crisis

Representatives of tea planters in north Bengal and Assam have sought the immediate intervention of the Narendra Modi government to address the shortage in coal supply at the tea estates and the rise ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Govt's tripartite meet to discuss ST status in hills

The demand to grant Scheduled Tribe status to 11 communities in the Darjeeling hills and Sikkim is likely to be discussed at the tripartite meeting that the Centre has convened in New Delhi on Tuesday...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

Bista focus on hill talks, not ‘snub’

Raju Bista, the BJP MP of Darjeeling, on Saturday replied to the charge hurled by some hill parties that they had not been invited to the tripartite talks on October 12. Bista slammed parties like th...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.21

New party wants statehood talks

The Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha has demanded that the tripartite talks that Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista had announced only discuss the demand of a separate state of Gorkhaland. The newly fo...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.21

Hills: BJP faces questions

Demand for a “permanent political solution” for the Darjeeling region, promised by the BJP in its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto, is gaining ground in the hills again after being on the...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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