Kolkata: The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a closed door meeting with party chief Dilip Ghosh, along with BJP national joint secretary (organization) Shivprakash, BJP co-observer Arvind Menon and five state general secretaries, to chalk out their future plans in the state, according to BJP sources.
Though the leaders refused to comment on the developments, party sources said that the fight between the old and new BJP leaders were also seen in the meeting as a section questioned the reasons on why the TMC turncoat leaders were given tickets to contest the poll following the debacle.
“The infighting between the BJP leaders came into prominence as a section had shown their dissent for giving ticket to TMC turncoats. One of the top state leaders claimed that the turncoat leaders were basically the TMC agents and have leaked all the inside information to the ruling party and also that due to them mostly, the saffron camp faced such a loss. Review of poll results were also done, following which the strategy of the upcoming municipalities were also made”, mentioned the BJP sources.
The sources further confirmed that in the meeting all the MPs and MLAs are instructed to stay in their elected areas with the party workers and are instructed to bring back the displaced party workers back to their homes with utmost priority. They are even asked to give full support to those party workers who are being slapped with false cases by the ruling TMC.
The sources also mentioned that discussions of agitation programs for June 23 were also made in the closed-door organizational meeting of the saffron camp.
“Due to the ongoing post-poll violence that left several party workers displaced and 40 cadres dead, the BJP will hold agitation on June 23 across the state. Discussion on the pattern of the agitation was discussed in the meeting. It is also decided after the lockdown is lifted on July 1, the BJP will intensify their agitation programs”, added the sources, also mentioning that few noteworthy people will be brought during the party's yoga day celebration on June 21.
Notably, after Mukul Roy rejoined the ruling Trinamool Congress, the post of national vice-president is vacant and according to state BJP sources, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta’s name is proposed for that post.
The BJP will hold another closed door organizational meeting on June 29 to discuss ways to strengthen the party’s organisation and future agitation programs.