Kolkata: Reshuffling in the Central cabinet is in the talks for quite some time. According to BJP sources, the change may happen in a day or two and inclusion of several names of West Bengal BJP leaders are also making it to the headline.
“Names of Jagannath Sarkar , Nishith Pramanick, Shantanu Thakur, Locket Chatterjee and even West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh can be heard to be the part of central’s cabinet,” mentioned the sources.
However, in an exclusive interview with Free Press Journal, Dilip Ghosh said he wasn’t aware of the happenings and also claimed he would prefer to stay and work for West Bengal.
Incidentally, a couple of days back, amidst the demand of separate statehood of North Bengal and Jungle Mahal, TMC spokesperson and state general secretary Kunal Ghosh had questioned why there aren't more MPs from Bengal included in the central cabinet.
However, according to poll analyst inclusion of Shantanu Thakur, Bongaon MP will help the BJP to retain the Matua votes as due to the delay in implementing CAA, a section of Matua can likely rejoin TMC.
Notably, not just five states that are going for polls next year, the saffron camp is hoping big for the 2024 parliament election especially after the poll debacle in West Bengal Assembly election.
In a recent closed door meeting of the saffron camp the state chief had instructed its workers to start preparing for the bypolls and also for the next Lok Sabha polls.
Meanwhile, after the landslide victory of the ruling Trinamool Congress, TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee is also eyeing the 2024 election. The TMC cadres had already started campaigning in social media that the next Prime Minister of the country will be a Bengali.
Incidentally, the national general secretary of TMC Abhishek Banerjee also claimed that the TMC will not contest in other states just for winning a few seats but will contest to win over the entire state.