BJP all India president, Amit Shah has reprimanded the party’s state President Dilip Ghosh and asked him not to make statements that “lower the prestige of the party.”
Ghosh, who has become an MLA began criticising Trimamool Congress by using harsh words. His remark that TMC MPs would be beaten up in Delhi did not go well with the party. Again, his statement that the women students of Jadavpur University were “shameless” received volleys of criticism from people coming from all walks of life. Even two party’s women leaders Roopa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee did not like Ghosh’s comment.
Political observer said, as BJP’s strength was weak in Rajya Sabha it would like to have Trinamool by its side. BJP has taken a note of Mamata Banerjee’s recent statement that she would support all pro people work. Under such a situation the party was not willing to “disturb” her. It may be recalled that union Finance minister Arun Jaitley and state minister for urban development Babul Supriyo had come to attend the swearing in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee.
Meanwhile, the state BJP has geared up to increase its organisational power in the state before the 2019 Lok Sabha election. It has three MLAs and in nine seats party nominees secured second position in the Assembly election. Party leaders said many rank and file of CPI(M) would join the party in July- August. They said many CPI(M) cadres had spoken to them and expressed their willingness to join the party. State leadership has sought report from the districts to assess its organisational strength. Party workers up to the block level will be trained soon, they said.
They maintained that the Central leadership was happy as the state party had retained its vote bank and had asked it to increase organisational strength in the districts.