The Bengal BJP headquarters in Salt Lake witnessed unprecedented scenes on Thursday when a section of violent party workers were found throwing shoes at photographs of their state leaders.
They were also found stamped with photographs and banners of state leaders Sukanta Majumder, Bengal BJP president Amitava Chakraborty, general secretary (organization), central leader Amit Malaviya, and others lying strewn on the road outside the office.
They complain that the state leadership ignores their old-timers and instead shows more importance to newcomers. The state BJP leadership felt the incident was unheard of at a time when they claimed the saffron party was the most regimented political organization in the country. The trouble started this afternoon when an army of dissident BJP workers from districts like Birbhum, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Hooghly, and Howrah gathered at the party headquarters to take part in a pre-planned ‘Save the BJP’ program.
No BJP leaders were present during the agitation. The agitating workers shouted slogans: “We will not allow the party to sell out to others.” The state BJP leadership led by its president Sukanta Majumder has failed miserably in properly leading the party to fight against the ruling party. In the districts, Trinamul leaders are given space in the BJP with importance.
We cannot tolerate this and want to save our party through the ‘save BJP’ program,” said Dipak Kumar Sarkar, a dissident BJP leader from Basirhat in North 24-Parganas. “We are ready to offer space to new young activists in BJP. but that doesn’t mean the party should be sold out to others. The state leadership is forming a political tie-up with the Trinamool Congress.
We will continue our “save the BJP” protest program against the state leaders.
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