BJP faction clash: 3 leaders suspended for 6 years
Three leaders of BJP have been suspended from the party for six years on Monday for creating a trouble in a workers’ conference of the party at Ghusuri in Howrah on Sunday protesting against fielding of Rupa Ganguly as the candidate from Howrah North Assembly constituency.
It may be mentioned that a clash broke out between two factions of the party in the presence of Ganguly at Shyam Garden where the rival group had allegedly beaten up another BJP leader Vivek Sonkar.
The state BJP on Monday issued a press release which read: “As per the direction of the State BJP President Dilip Ghosh, it is informed to all concerned that Umesh Rai, Vice President of the West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
Vinay Agarwal, President of Howrah North Mandal and Vishal Jaiswal BJYM President of Howrah North Mandal are removed from the party for six years for violating discipline of the party.” It has been declared by holding a press conference attended by Ganguly.
She later said that the step has been taken following the party’s guideline and hopefully they would try to rectify their mistakes.
Sources said that the faction of BJP led by Rai had reservation over the party’s decision of fielding Ganguly from the constituency.
They had even raised the issue at various platforms protesting against the same and had shown agitation.
Later the matter was solved after some senior BJP leaders intervened. Rai and his associates had decided to continue working for the party.
The situation had turned worse once again when Rai felt that he was not getting much importance and most work of the party in the area for the election is being handled by his rival faction. On Saturday the clash broke out between the two factions following an altercation. Some youth were found breaking chairs and throwing furniture at each other with Ganguly sitting on the dais along with other senior leaders from the district.