Kailash Vijayvargiya: News

Kailash Vijayvargiya is an Indian politician who is serving as the National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, as of 2021. He began his career in politics in the Indore Bharatiya Janata Party and had also served as the mayor of Indore. He has been a state government cabinet minister for more than 12 years and a six-time legislator who has never lost an assembly election. Vijayvargiya was born on May 13, 1956, in Madhya Pradesh. In 1975, he started his political journey by joining the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). In 1983, he was appointed as the corporator of the Indore Municipal Corporation and in 1985, he was appointed as a member of the standing committee. In 2014, Vijayvargiya was in-charge of the BJP’s Haryana state assembly election campaign, when the party registered its first win in the Haryana state assembly election. In 2015, he was also declared the party leader for West Bengal as the party won 18 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. In 2021, Vijayvargiya was included in the list of top 100 influential persons in India. He had also led the Indian Voluntary Organization’s team at the World Earth Summit in Durban.

26 May 2021

COVID-19

China could be behind second COVID-19 wave in India: Vijayvargiya

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has said it is a "matter of discussion" if the second wave of COVID-19 in India was an outbreak or China had a hand in it.

04 Apr 2021

West Bengal Elections

BJP to implement CAA in Bengal, not NRC: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Sunday that the party had no plans to conduct the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in West Bengal.

17 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

10 Dec 2020

West Bengal

BJP's convoy attacked in Bengal, stones pelted at Nadda's car

Stones were pelted today at the vehicles of BJP President JP Nadda and National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in West Bengal.

14 Nov 2020

Odisha

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.

10 Nov 2020

Bihar

Bihar election: RJD single-largest party; NDA maintains slight lead

The results of the 2020 Bihar election are yet to be declared.

10 Nov 2020

Bihar

Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party

A long-time dream of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fulfilled on Tuesday after it emerged as the single-largest party in Bihar, where counting of votes began at 8 am.

10 Oct 2020

West Bengal

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.

13 Jul 2020

West Bengal

West Bengal: BJP MLA found hanging near home

In a shocking incident, an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Debendra Nath Ray, was found hanging near his home on Monday morning, sparking allegations from the saffron party that he has been murdered.

21 Mar 2020

Karnataka

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

After triggering the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, 22 rebel MLAs in the state joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

11 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.

24 Jan 2020

Karnataka

BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya can identify immigrants "because they eat poha"

Of the many talents Bharatiya Janata Party's Kailash Vijayvargiya has, recognizing people from their eating habits is perhaps the best one.

24 Dec 2019

India

Why leave Muslims: BJP's Chandra Bose, Netaji's relative, questions CAA

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has put Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the receiving end of criticism, with many saying that the ruling party didn't pay attention to India's secular nature.

11 Oct 2019

West Bengal

Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.

26 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.

04 Jul 2019

Mumbai

Congress MLA throws mud on engineer; taken into police custody

Almost a week after BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya assaulted an Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) official with a cricket bat, a Congress MLA, Nitesh Rane, was captured on camera literally mudslinging a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) engineer on Thursday.

04 Jul 2019

West Bengal

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya, who thought it was absolutely fine to thrash a civic official, could soon receive a showcause notice from his party BJP.

03 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

After Akash Vijayvargiya's bat row, Modi to hold 'discipline sessions'

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a stern message that he will not tolerate unruly behavior of BJP members.

02 Jul 2019

West Bengal

Beta kisika bhi ho: Modi reprimands BJP MLA over bat-incident

Misbehavior of any kind won't be tolerated and it really doesn't matter whose son you are - this is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday at the parliamentary meet of BJP in New Delhi.

26 Jun 2019

India

BJP MLA thrashes Municipal Corporation official with a bat

In an outrageous incident captured on video, Indore BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya thrashed a Municipal Corporation officer, who was overseeing an anti-encroachment drive, with a cricket bat in Indore.

28 May 2019

West Bengal

Days after results, 2 Trinamool MLAs, 50+ councilors join BJP

In a major setback to Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee, two MLAs of her party and over 50 councilors joined BJP on Tuesday.

20 Apr 2019

West Bengal

Bengal CID grills IPS officer-turned-BJP candidate after she files nomination

A day after former IPS officer turned politician Bharati Ghosh filed her Lok Sabha nomination from Ghatal constituency as BJP candidate, she was questioned by West Bengal CID for eight hours.

09 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

After MP raids, I-T detects "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281cr

A day after Income Tax officials raided residences of aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the body said on Monday that it has detected "widespread" and "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281 crore.

04 Feb 2019

Bihar

Bihar: Modi 'bhakt' arrested for derogatory post on Priyanka Gandhi

The Bihar police said on Monday that they have arrested a man who posted an obscene tweet featuring a morphed picture of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress' national secretary for UP East.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

The West Bengal government yesterday refused permission for the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra, citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence in areas where the party was planning to take out the yatra.

10 Dec 2018

West Bengal

BJP mocks all-party-meet, asks Opposition to reveal PM candidate's name

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has mocked the scheduled meeting of Opposition parties in New Delhi today and said they should first declare a prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government.

02 Jun 2018

India

Term 'Bollywood' is derogatory, according to this BJP leader

Bharatiya Janata Party's General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has found a new project- to change the name of Bollywood to something that isn't 'derogatory'.

30 Jul 2017

West Bengal

Jalpaiguri Child Trafficking Case: CID questions BJP MP Roopa Ganguly

West Bengal's Central Investigation Department (CID) questioned BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly about a child trafficking case in Jalpaiguri.

29 Mar 2017

India

Reducing Chinese steel imports will hit Indian Railways: China

A report in China's Global Times has stated that India's "protectionist stance" on Chinese steel imports will severely affect India's development agenda, particularly hitting India's rail network expansion.

01 Mar 2017

West Bengal

WB BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury arrested in child trafficking ring

BJP women's wing leader Juhi Chowdhury was arrested from Batasia, close to Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal, for her alleged involvement in a child trafficking case.

07 Feb 2017

West Bengal

Kailash Vijayvargiya calls PM Modi undefeatable

On Tuesday, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya compared the opposition unity to a "pack of dogs" coming together against the Prime Minister.

25 Jan 2017

Mumbai

SRK extends help to family of Raees promotions' victim

During a promotional tour for Shahrukh's latest movie 'Raees', a man named Farid Khan lost his life due to the stampede and suffocation at Vadodara station.

24 Jan 2017

Mumbai

Probe ordered in Raees's promotional event at railway station

Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, today ordered an investigation into the death of Farid Sherani.

21 Jan 2017

West Bengal

Jaitley skips Bengal Global Business Summit

Amid turbulent relations between the TMC and the BJP, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley decided to skip the Bengal Global Business Summit.

12 Jan 2017

West Bengal

Mamata accuses Modi of hiding files on demonetization decision

TMC leader and West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused PM Modi of removing key files related to the decision to carry out demonetization.

28 Oct 2016

India

China says India's boycott will hurt Indian economy

China condemned India's boycott of Chinese goods stating that it would adversely affect bilateral economic co-operation and Chinese investments in India.

19 Oct 2016

India

Chinese state media mocks India's campaign against Chinese goods

The ongoing campaign in India to boycott Chinese goods evoked a strong reaction from Chinese media.