BJP national president JP Nadda during party’s maiden Parivartan Yatra in Bengal on Saturday.
BJP national president JP Nadda during party’s maiden Parivartan Yatra in Bengal on Saturday.
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Kolkata: Where on one side former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP is going to win more than 200 seats, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh was shown black flags in Darjeeling.

Taking part in West Bengal BJP’s Parivartan Yatra in Kultali in South 24 Parganas, the former chief minister of Maharashtra claimed that the enthusiasm of the people in West Bengal is saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party will form the next West Bengal government with more than 200 seats.

“The people of West Bengal know that only BJP can bring in real change in the state. The people across the state are coming out in large number while the BJP’s yatra is crossing their locality, the answer is loud and clear,” mentioned Fadnavis.

Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh was once again shown ‘Black Flag’ by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters during his visit to Darjeeling after almost three years for attending party’s Parivartan Yatra.

The GJM supporters were heard crying foul against the saffron camp as according to them despite having a BJP parliamentarian for many terms, the BJP had always neglected the hills.

Amidst the ‘Go Back’ slogan, the West Bengal BJP chief was heard stating that supporters of Bimal Gurung and TMC are unnecessarily spreading tension being afraid of the rise of the BJP in West Bengal.

Notably, Dilip Ghosha and few other BJP leaders were heckled and beaten up by GJM supporters when they visited the hills in 2017.

Incidentally, Gurung was BJP’s supporter and had helped the saffron camp to win the Lok Sabha seat thrice since 2009. But last year attending a press conference in Kolkata Gurung took a ‘U-turn’ and alleged that the BJP is against Gorkhas.

Meanwhile, several cases slapped by the ruling Trinamool Congress on Gurung and his followers who took part in the 2017 Gorkhaland movement that witnessed violence.

Gradually ahead of the Assembly polls the ruling party started withdrawing those cases. Apart from cases pending in Darjeeling court, the process of withdrawal of cases has also started at other courts in Kurseong, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, and Alipurduar.

Free Press Journal