BJP ‘Bengal leadership to blame’ for poor showing

The RSS faction and the faction that came to the BJP from the Trinamool Congress have their daggers drawn out against each other putting the Bengal saffron outfit in deep trouble.

Barely a week into the party’s disappointing show in the just completed electoral battle the group led by former State party president Dilip Ghosh has held the ruling faction in the State outfit — led by Sukanta Majumdar and Opposition Leader Suvendu Adhikari — for the party’s humiliating defeat at the hands of the TMC. The BJP got 12 seats — down from 18 in 2019 — while the TMC got 29 seats in the general elections.

One seat was won by the Congress. Slamming the leadership for the party’s poor show and raising his own issue Ghosh who too lost the polls from Burdwan-Durgapur seat said, “People fight elections to win the lost seats and not to lose the seats already won… we have done so in Bengal,” Ghosh a former national vice president of the party said, adding how he was shifted out of Midnapore to Durgapur against his wishes.

“I had dedicated my four years working for the people of Midnapore from where I had won last time… I told them (the leaders) that I want to contest from my own constituency where I had invested my time and money… but I was sent to Durgapur and the result was that we lost both the seats,” Ghosh, a former MP from Midnapore said. He also said he was not called in any meetings or any programmes of the party for the past several years.

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