West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh rejects claim of removing Suvendu Adhikari from LoP post

Aritra Singha | Updated on: Saturday, June 05, 2021, 11:07 PM IST

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh | PTI Photo
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh | PTI Photo

Kolkata: Infighting and discord amongst the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and cadres is nothing new. Now, almost 34 newly elected BJP MLAs have united and urged from the senior BJP leaders of West Bengal to remove ‘turncoat’ Suvendu Adhikari from the post of West Bengal Assembly’s Leader of Opposition post and also appealed that someone from ‘old BJP’ should be given the post.

“Almost 34 MLAs threatened to submit mass resignation if Suvendu is not removed from the LoP post immediately,” mentioned the BJP sources.

Refuting the charges West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh claimed that Suvendu with support of majority BJP MLAs have been decided as the Leader of Opposition and also that there is no such buzz amongst the BJP.

“These are false claims purposely being floated by the ruling Trinamool Congress to put a dent in the BJP fold. There is no such thing amongst the BJP MLAs and also there is no question that Suvendu will be removed from the post as he has got absolute majority,” claimed Dilip Ghosh to the Free Press Journal.

Notably, citing age issues BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy had suggested Suvendu’s name and with the support of the majority MLAs, Suvendu Adhikari was declared as Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly.

It can be recalled that infighting amongst the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and its cadres was seen from the time when the saffron camp had announced their candidates to fight the polls.

Several cadres from across the state especially from Singur, Nandigram were seen agitating outside the party’s election office in Kolkata’s Hastings area.

Refusing to give any attention to the discord, the Bharatiya Janata Party faced a poll debacle as apart from Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram and Mihir Goswami from North Bengal no other defected leaders could win the poll.

Following the failure, several turncoats now want to return to the ruling Trinamool Congress.

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Published on: Saturday, June 05, 2021, 11:07 PM IST