Within six weeks of the major poll debacle and after most turncoats have either returned and rest and are on their way to reach HOME (read ghar wapsi), the BJP West Bengal unit president, Dilip Ghosh, finally opened up on Sunday and took to the social media to say, “Those who want to enjoy power will be rejected by BJP.”
“Defection has now become a habit for many leaders and those who toil and work hard for the party can only stay in the party and those who think they will only enjoy power will be removed,” read his post.
Notably, post-poll debacle, several BJP cadres had returned to TMC, including top gun Mukul Roy.
Turncoat leaders like Rajib Banerjee, Sonali Guha, Sarala Murmu, Dipen Biswas had many a times shown their interest in shifting camps since the poll debacle. On Sunday, West Bengal BJP SC/ST wing president Dulal Bar who is considered to be a close aide of Mukul Roy had also shown his affiliation towards the ruling party.
“In BJP, correct people are not given the correct post and even Mukul Roy wasn’t utilized properly. Staying in BJP after a point becomes impossible,” mentioned Bar.
Incidentally, a day after leaving the saffron camp, Mukul Roy called 10 BJP leaders, including 9 BJP MLAs and 1 MP.
According to BJP sources, Mukul had called North Bengal MP (Nisith Pramanick) and 9 MLAs namely Sikha Chatterjee, Mihir Goswami, Sudip Mukerjee, Narhari Mahata, Biswanath Karak, Partha Chattopadhyay, Biswajit Das and Satyen Roy.
Meanwhile, BJP North Bengal MLA Mihir Goswami has cleared that he will not defect back to the TMC.
However, Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari stated that he will implement ‘anti-defection law’ in West Bengal in the next two three months so that any leader willing to defect has to go under some specific protocols.
It is high time that the party honchos realize the hara kiri they had done by sending the chartered flight to ferry the turncoats to Delhi and induct them into the party. Today, Dilip Ghosh is mentioning about the fact that there's no place for power-hungry politicians. It was quite evident that all was not well within the party when old-timers and "actual" cadres had protested the party's move to give these turncoats tickets and "ignore" those who worked for the party's interest for years but it fell on deaf ears and now the truth is out in the open. It's better late than never that the party has spoken against the defection culture. Now, the party must rise from the ashes and get its act together.