In a video message, Rahul Sinha claimed that he’ll articulate his ‘stand’ and ‘subsequent step’ in view of Saturday’s announcement within the coming 10 to 12 days.
- Last Updated: September 27, 2020, 12:34 AM IST
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The organisational restructuring of the BJPs central unit on Saturday sparked discontent in its Bengal unit as senior chief Rahul Sinha, who was dropped because the nationwide secretary, stated that that is the “reward” he obtained for his devoted service to the social gathering for 40 lengthy years.
In a significant overhaul throughout the ranks of Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP nationwide president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday shuffled some high posts with a couple of names being dropped and few faces being launched from states the place the social gathering is making an attempt to develop the management.
Apparently hinting at newly appointed office-bearers Mukul Roy and Anupam Hazra, turncoats from the ruling Trinamool Congress, the two-term former state president claimed that he has been dropped to pave means for TMC leaders who’ve joined the saffron social gathering.
“For the last 40 years, I have been associated with the party. Today, I have been rewarded by the party, which decided to drop me to pave way for leaders who have joined from the TMC,” Sinha stated in a video message.
“I will wait for 10-12 days before announcing my next line of action,” he stated, hinting at riot.
The BJP has made deep inroads in West Bengal and emerged as the primary opposition in opposition to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) by pushing the Congress and Left Front to an ‘insignificant position’. The latter events now want to stop the break up of anti-TMC and anti-BJP votes in state’s politics to re-secure their positions as key challengers earlier than Mamata Banerjee forward of 2021 meeting polls.
Sinha, after serving two back-to-back phrases because the state BJP president, was appointed as a nationwide secretary of the saffron social gathering in 2015. Announcing a brand new crew of the social gathering’s nationwide office-bearers, the BJP management named Mukul Roy as a vice-president, and Anupam Hazra, a former TMC MP who joined the saffron social gathering in March 2019, as a secretary.
Roy, as soon as thought-about the quantity two within the TMC, had converted to the BJP in 2017 following variations with social gathering supremo Mamata Banerjee. Hazra was a younger Trinamool lawmaker who had his allegiance to Mukul Roy. After Roy’s exit from the social gathering, Hazra has been in contact with Roy. In March final yr, he together with Congress’ Dulal Chandra and CPM’s Khagen Murmu joined the saffron social gathering in Delhi.
When contacted, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh stated that newcomers might have been included within the restructured crew, however that does not imply old-timers had been sidelined. “The party has taken a decision. I have nothing to say in this regard. But I think this is a misplaced idea that old-timers have been dropped. Maybe they will be accommodated in some other way,” he stated. Ghosh stated that he’s but to talk to Sinha on this challenge.
With West Bengal set to go to the polls subsequent yr, the elevation of Roy and Hazra clearly hasn’t gone down effectively with Sinha. Now, it stays to be seen whether or not the central BJP reaches out to him or waits for his “next step”.
(With inputs from IANS and PTI)