A minimum of three senior Bengal BJP leaders reportedly rebuked Bishnupur MP Saumitra Khan on Sunday for publicly claiming that state president Dilip Ghosh could be the following chief minister if the get together got here to energy.
Khan, who can also be the state chief of the BJP’s youth wing, obtained the dressing-down from Shivprakash, Kailash Vijavargiya and Amitava Chakraborty.
Whereas Shivprakash is the nationwide joint normal secretary (organisation), Vijavargiya is a nationwide normal secretary and the BJP’s minder for the state. Amitava Chakraborty is the state normal secretary (organisation) of the BJP.
“Shivprakashji, Kailashji and Amitavada rebuked Saumitra on the assembly in entrance of Dilipda himself,” a supply within the BJP stated. “He was requested to regulate his tongue. Kailashji even instructed him that he could be even showcaused if he repeated such statements,” a BJP insider stated.
Khan was instructed that BJP MLAs and the get together’s parliamentary committee would resolve on the chief minister.
Whereas addressing a rally in West Midnapore’s Deuli not too long ago, Khan had stated Ghosh could be Bengal’s subsequent chief minister.
“Dilipda is a real chief. He didn’t even begin his family. I firmly imagine that he’s going to be chief minister someday,” Khan had publicly stated.
Sunday’s assembly was convened to debate a collection of essential organisational points.
“The get together hasn’t given us any readability over who’s going to be the following CM. Union dwelling minister Amit Shah has solely stated that it is going to be a son of the soil. Nevertheless, there are a number of chief ministerial aspirants in our get together already,” a state BJP office-bearer stated.
Based on BJP sources, Ghosh is undoubtedly a significant contender for the highest publish if the get together received majority within the coming Meeting elections. Nevertheless, a number of names together with get together’s Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta, Union minister Babul Supriyo, MP Locket Chatterjee and Trinamul turncoat Suvendu Adhikari, preserve doing rounds as potential CM candidate.
Khan’s remark is not going to go down nicely with the opposite leaders, a celebration supply stated.
This individual added that the leaders had despatched a message to Ghosh as nicely by rebuking Khan because the Bishnupur MP wouldn’t have made a public speech on this challenge with out endorsement from Ghosh.
Whereas the incident of Khan being rebuked has made the anti-Ghosh foyer blissful, leaders near Ghosh have been upset.
“The reprimand in public was too harsh… apart from, there is no such thing as a doubt that Dilipda is the tallest BJP chief within the state,” stated a supply.
The BJP state leaders are engaged on a plan to carry a rath yatra in Bengal someday in the course of the subsequent month within the run as much as the polls. The rath yatra, which is being tentatively referred to as the Poriborton Yatra or a rally for change, goes to cowl all 294 Meeting seats within the state.
On Sunday, leaders from the 5 organisational zones of the get together have been requested to type 5 totally different committees of their respective zones for the programme. “The plan is to deliver out 5 totally different chariot rallies from every of the zones,” a supply stated.
State president Dilip Ghosh stated that preliminary talks had been held on the rally, however nothing concrete had been determined.
“Our plan is to do the rally on the strains of the Ganatantro Bachao Yatra, which we had deliberate in 2019,” Ghosh stated. The Ganatantro Bachao Yatra was deliberate in Bengal forward of the 2019 parliamentary polls, however was later cancelled for the reason that get together didn’t receive the required permissions.