Two BJP leaders arrested over intra-party clash
Two BJP leaders, including the party’s North 24- Parganas unit president Pradip Banerjee and his colleague Shankar Chatterjee were arrested for their involvement in intra- party clash at Barasat.
The police said they got involved in a clash between two groups of BJP workers at Rathtala on Monday night.
Clashes in the BJP are becoming rampant and in two districts, Murshidabad and West Midnapore, the presidents were removed within two months after they were appointed. In Purulia, the president would also be replaced shortly.
The state leaders changed the presidents of all the districts in November last year soon after Dilip Ghosh became the state president. Ghosh is a member of the RSS and had joined the BJP in May, 2015.
The former district presidents and secretaries were close to former president Rhul Sinha. Moreover, most of the new presidents are members of the RSS and have little mass contact.
To cover up the situation, state leaders are now holding Assembly segment wise meetings with party workers. There are 294 constituencies and 77,000 polling booths in West Bengal.
The Mahsampaark Abhiyan, where party leaders were supposed to have met the new members on one to one basis, has gone for a six.
There are 43 lakh people who became party members by sending SMSs.
Party’s dissident groups said that the present state leaders did not have any knowledge of the districts and their political situation there and so they would not be able to make any dent in the Assembly polls.