The Bharatiya Janata Get together is planning to go on a course correction drive forward of the essential meeting polls in West Bengal by shutting its doorways to rampant and mass becoming a member of of turncoats within the poll-bound japanese state.
With simply two months to go for the meeting polls and the BJP rising as the first opponent of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), leaders from varied political events, the utmost from the TMC, have been making a beeline to affix the biggest celebration in India.
“For now, we are shutting our doors to mass joining of leaders, which has been going on over the past few months,” mentioned Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP’s nationwide normal secretary and the celebration’s in-charge of West Bengal.
In response to BJP leaders, round two dozen sitting and former MLAs and scores of district and block degree leaders from varied political events have converted to the BJP since 2019.
Just lately, two former ministers and ex-MLAs of the TMC – Suvendu Adhikari and Rajiv Banerjee – joined the celebration together with a cache of MLAs and district-level leaders.
“Henceforth, only select leaders will be allowed to join the BJP. We will be very particular about their antecedents and no leader associated with the mafia raj that the state’s ruling party is engaged in will be allowed,” mentioned Vijayvargiya.
Senior BJP leaders mentioned that the celebration is now eyeing the bigwigs who’ve a clear picture and sufficient fan following to win from a constituency within the coming elections.
The choice got here within the wake of infighting, which has cropped up in some locations within the BJP between the newcomers and old-timers of the celebration. Get together staff have been seen voicing their disgruntlement towards some newcomers who have been inducted by the celebration’s management.
Just lately clashes have been reported from Burdwan and Asansol in entrance of the celebration’s senior management on January 21.
“BJP is a politically bankrupt and confused party. They have no option but to take leaders from other parties by giving them attractive proposals or by threatening the leaders using some central investigative agencies. They have failed to project any face in Bengal. Infighting has begun within the party. So they need not shut their doors, the people of Bengal will shut the doors for the BJP,” mentioned Kunal Ghosh, TMC spokesperson.
Buoyed by its spectacular positive aspects within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls whereby the celebration gained 18 of the 42 seats, the BJP has set a goal of profitable greater than 200 seats within the 294-seated legislative meeting.
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