BJP infighting came into light when the party workers demanded replacement of the candidate in Kamarhati.
Krishnau Mitra, BJP candidate is contesting from the seat. Trinammol Congress candidate Madan Mitra and CPI(M) candidate Manas Mukherje are contesting. The agitators have alleged that some leaders had fielded Krishnau Mitra for their vested interest. There are better workers to contest from the same seat. They have threatened to launch a movement if their demands were not met.
The demonstrators shouted slogans against some senior leaders in front of party’s state headquarter. There is also resentment among party workers over fielding Roopa Ganguly from Howrah North constituency. They said that Ganguly was an outsider and a new comer to the party. “Though she is popular among the masses, she is not a political person and those who will come to see her will not cast their votes in her favour.”
A senior BJP leader said though the party had fielded candidates in more than 200 seats, the rank and file are yet to pull up their socks. There are more than 77,000 booths and the party will need at least 77,000 workers to be deployed as polling agents. The Mahasampark Abhiyaan has proved ineffective as the party has failed to reap any benefit out of it.