Amit Malviya: News

Amit Malviya is a BJP politician and the national convener of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) IT cell. He gained prominence after forming a Facebook page titled, ‘Friends of BJP’ in 2009. An alumnus of Symbiosis International University, Malviya has worked in the banking sector across various positions. Before entering politics, Malviya has worked as an assistant manager at the ICICI bank, as a senior vice president at the HSBC bank, and as a vice president at the Bank of America. Known for his controversial tweets, in 2020, Twitter flagged one of Malviya’s tweets regarding the farmers' protest as ‘manipulated media.’ In 2020, he was appointed as the BJP co-in charge in West Bengal, ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections.

21 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal didn't read SC judgment, ordinance conforms to it: BJP 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya on Sunday claimed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal didn't read the Supreme Court verdict on the Centre versus Delhi government case.

22 Apr 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Cops drag rape victim's body, video goes viral

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after a purported video of the police allegedly dragging a rape victim's body surfaced on social media.

09 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Why Congress, BJP are fighting over new Rahul Gandhi photo

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell head Amit Malviya on Saturday tweeted a photo of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi—who was recently disqualified from the Lok Sabha—alleging he was at New Delhi's Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, blowing his "tapasvi image" into smithereens on Friday.

08 Apr 2023

Adani Group

Adani-Hindenburg controversy: BJP reacts to Pawar dismissing opposition's JPC demands

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Friday reacted to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar's dismissal of the opposition's demands for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Adani Group-Hindenburg controversy.

30 Mar 2023

Smriti Irani

BJP's Amit Malviya gets legal notice for defaming Congress leader

Amid Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya has received a legal notice for defaming Youth Congress chief BV Srinivas.

11 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Nehru surname' jibe: Priyanka Gandhi's son dragged into row

While the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on the Gandhi family's surname continues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dragged Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's son, Rehan, into it.

29 Dec 2022

Arijit Singh

#NewsBytesExclusive: Arijit Singh's Kolkata show not canceled; details inside

A political row picked up after reports of Arijit Singh's Kolkata show's cancelation spread on Thursday. Reports claimed that Singh's show, which was to take place at Eco Park early next year, was canceled.

MCD mayoral elections: BJP fields Rekha Gupta against AAP's Oberoi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named Rekha Gupta as its candidate for mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

16 Dec 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan's 'civil liberties' comment at KIFF 2022 divides Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, and other guests inaugurated the 28th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Friday.

19 Oct 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Unraveling the messy Meta v/s 'The Wire' saga

Meta is embroiled in a bitter conflict with Indian news outlet The Wire. The publication's allegation that the parent of Facebook and Instagram removed an Instagram post at the behest of an Indian politician is where the controversy began.

29 Jul 2022


4 Telangana municipal employees suspended for missing KTR's 'birthday'

Telangana government's municipal body reportedly suspended four government employees for not attending minister KT Rama Rao's 'birthday bash' on July 24.

03 May 2022


Rahul Gandhi Nepal visit: Congress-BJP trade barbs over viral video

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's private trip to Nepal seems to have rubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the wrong way.

14 Nov 2020

West Bengal

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

06 Oct 2020

Digvijaya Singh

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has served notices to BJP's social media cell head Amit Malviya, actor Swara Bhasker, and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras gang-rape victim.

16 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

Sack Amit Malviya by Thursday: Subramanian Swamy tells BJP

Subramanian Swamy, Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member, gave an ultimatum to his own party as he sought the removal of social media head Amit Malviya by Thursday.

13 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

The 2019 elections will probably go down in history as the one in which civility hit a new low every day. And this time, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is to be blamed.

NaMo TV can't air political content without approval, rules EC

NaMo TV, a 24-hour channel which mysteriously appeared on DTH platforms last month, can't air political content without approval, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

06 Mar 2019


#BJPOfficialWebsite down for second day; not hacked, claims party

The Bharatiya Janata Party's official website remained under "maintenance" for the second day on Wednesday after it was allegedly hacked, according to reports.

11 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

#Uri: Vicky Kaushal's starry mid-air promotion video breaks the internet

2018 was a fantastic year for Vicky Kaushal. The actor was a part of three hit movies: Raazi, Sanju and Manmarziyaan and won hearts with his impressive performances.

16 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

It's all about Kumbh-Mela this season! Railways proposes 800 trains

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the Railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of UP's Prayagraj district.

18 Oct 2018


North Central Railway launches apps for passengers and employees

The North Central Railway (NCR) launched on Thursday two mobile apps, 'NCR RASTA' and 'Yatri RASTA', for its employees and passengers, respectively, for locating assets and stations.

27 Mar 2018


Malviya's tweet based on news channel report: BJP to EC

The BJP today told the Election Commission that its IT cell chief Amit Malviya's tweet on the Karnataka Assembly election dates before the poll panel's announcement was based on a news channel's report.

27 Mar 2018


BJP's IT Chief tweets Karnataka elections date before EC announcement

Even before the Election Commission announced the dates for the Karnataka Assembly polls, BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Tuesday tweeted it, prompting the panel to describe the leak as a "very serious issue" that merited a probe and "stringent action".

26 Mar 2018


BJP: Congress shared users' data with Singapore-based firm

The Cambridge Analytica (CA) controversy continues to simmer.

26 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Rahul calls PM 'Big Boss' who spies, BJP rubbishes charge

Congress and BJP on Monday again locked horns on the prickly issue of data sharing with Rahul Gandhi dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians" and the ruling party accusing the opposition party of "theft".