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BJP sets up committee for youth wing, to train workers for 2018 panchayat polls

 MPost |  2016-08-09 00:42:27.0  |  Kolkata

Tushar Kanti Ghosh and Tapas Ghosh have been elected as president and general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in the state.

The Morcha, which is the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has elected 16 members as office bearers and a 23-member state committee.

The BJP will give intense training to its workers to fight Trinamool Congress in the 2018 panchayat election. Committees will be set up in the blocks and members have been asked to develop contacts with people and highlight their problems.

It may be recalled that BJP president Amit Shah, in his recent visit to the city, had urged workers to increase organisational strength. Earlier, the BJP had failed to carry out its plan to impart training to primary members who had joined the party through SMSes. Though the drive had initial success, it failed to gather momentum due to the lackadaisical attitude of some leaders. Initially it was thought that from these members, those who were effective would be given training to man polling booths.

BJP will now have the lone agenda of putting up a fight in 2018 election. A senior party leader said the party had bagged three seats in the Assembly election and this was an achievement. “The margin of TMC leaders in many constituencies dropped drastically and in those areas BJP candidates did quite well,” he said adding the margin of TMC heavyweights like Subrata Mukherjee, Partha  Chatterjee  and Javed Khan had dropped significantly. In his debut election, state president Dilip Ghosh had defeated veteran Congress leader Gyan Singh Sohanpal. In 10 seats, BJP secured second position and was able to retain its vote bank. BJP will hold camps throughout the state to train the youth. Youth leaders will project steps taken by the Centre to economically stabilise the country and highlight schemes taken by the Prime Minister for the poor through seminars and meetings.

“The Communists and Congress are gone and BJP is the only hope for the people of West Bengal. People have realised this and more people will come to support us in the future,” the leader said.

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