BJP says there is no question of replacing Dilip Ghosh as party leader in West Bengal

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BJP chief Kailash Vijayvargiya says the reports are baseless. (File)

Calcutta:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary General Kailash Vijayvargiya said today the party will fight the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal with Dilip Ghosh as chairman and refuted media reports of his impeachment .

There have been reports in a section of the media that Mr. Ghosh may be dismissed from the party post before the polls, as the central leadership is unhappy with internal feuds in the BJP state.

“The reports are not only baseless but also misleading and politically motivated. I want to say categorically that the BJP of West Bengal will fight the Assembly elections with Dilip Ghosh as president of the state. There is no question of replace it, ”Vijayvargiya said.

West Bengal BJP General Secretary Sayantan Basu, known to be close to Mr Ghosh, said: “Dilip da (Ghosh) was re-elected for three years last January, after completing his first term. there is no question of his impeachment. “

Mr. Ghosh said he was a “staunch soldier” of the party and was not aware of any such report.

Speculation has grown after the party’s state unity recently witnessed a major organizational change.

Outgoing Secretary General of State (organization) Subrata Chattopadhyay was dismissed from his post and his deputy Amitava Chakraborty was elevated to the post on Wednesday.

The change shocked many members of the BJP state unit as Subrata Chattopadhyay, who had held the post for several years, was seen as close to Mr. Ghosh.

The organizational change came just a day after central BJP state leaders stepped in to resolve disputes between his state president, Yuva Morcha, Saumitra Khan, and Mr. Ghosh, who had dissolved all youth wing district committees last week.

According to sources, Saumitra Khan, a Congressional setback from Trinamool, is seen as close to the party’s national vice chairman, Mukul Roy, who was a former member of Mamata Banerjee’s party.

After having had a limited presence in the politically polarized state for decades, the BJP has become the main rival of the ruling Trinamool Congress. He won 18 of Lok Sabha’s 42 seats in West Bengal in the 2019 general election. BJP leaders expressed confidence that this will end Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 10-year reign in the Assembly elections. which are to take place in April-May of next year.

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