Disgruntled Union Minister Shantanu Thakur has demanded the resignation of a ‘key leader’ in control of the occasion’s ‘organisation’ for ‘excluding’ 90 per cent of the leaders within the reshuffled committee lists who helped BJP to extend their vote proportion from 2 per cent to 40 per cent lately.
Many within the occasion claimed that Shantanu Thakur was hinting in the direction of Amitava Chakravorty, who’s presently holding the publish of ‘State General Secretary Organization of the BJP’.
Addressing a press convention, after having a gathering with different insurgent occasion leaders at the moment on the visitor home of Kolkata Port Belief (KPT), Thakur mentioned, “We felt that the present State Committee will not be able to take the State BJP forward. We felt that the reshuffled Committee in the district, block and booth level will not be able to strengthen the hands of Narendra Modi.”
He additional mentioned, “Over the months (in the recent past), we felt that this ‘key man’ who is responsible for the party’s organisation…you all know whom I am referring to…may have some understanding with the other party (hinting at Trinamool Congress). Therefore, we want his resignation from the State BJP. We gathered here to make the BJP strong in West Bengal. It seems that there is an attempt to finish the party by excluding key party leaders (not only from the main committee but also at the district level) who helped the State BJP to secure a 40 per cent vote share from 2 per cent. I am hopeful that soon more party leaders will join us who felt betrayed. Our fight will continue.”
Referring to Central leaders, he mentioned, “It is not possible for them (central leaders) to keep track at the grass-root level and they have to rely on what the State BJP will brief them. In this case, we felt that the Central leadership was misled by a ‘vishesh ek jon vyakti’ (one special person) and we will not allow this to happen.”
“Not only key Matua representatives, leaders from ST, SC and OBC community were also not given importance in the main, zila, block and booth committee lists. We want to know on what basis/reason their names were excluded from the list. We have a strong feeling about a conspiracy to finish the State BJP here in connivance with other parties in Bengal,” a visibly aggravated Shantanu mentioned.
State BJP president Sukanta Majumdar refused to make any feedback claiming that it’s the occasion’s inner matter. “There could be some communication gap and we are hopeful that soon the matter will be resolved,” he mentioned.
Trinamool Congress Secretary Normal Partha Chatterjee, mentioned, “The real face of the BJP is exposed. I will not say anything about them.”
On January 3, Shantanu Thakur left the ‘West Bengal BJP WhatsApp Group’.
Thakur holds the portfolio of Minister of State within the Ministry of Ports, Delivery and Waterways. He’s the BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bongaon within the North 24-Parganas district.
Lately, Shantanu expressed his discontent after Matua group leaders weren’t given any prominence within the revised ‘State Committee Members’, district president, district-in-charge, Bibhag-in-charge and Bibhag convenors’ record introduced by the State BJP president on December 23.
Following the event, 5 BJP MLAs give up the official WhatsApp group of the occasion’s legislature. The BJP MLAs who give up the official WhatsApp group of the occasion had been: Asim Sarkar (Haringhata MLA in Nadia), Ambika Roy (Kalyani MLA in Nadia), Subrata Thakur (Gaighata MLA in North 24-Parganas), Mukut Mani Adhikari (Ranaghat South MLA in Nadia) and Ashok Kirtaniya (Bongaon North MLA in North 24-Parganas district).