The Bengal BJP infighting went public on Thursday as its national secretary Anupam Hazra criticized Bengali party chairman Sukanta Majumdar for the “lack of personality” needed to lead a party and said he I’m just a puppet controlled by someone else.
Mr Hazra’s outburst against Mr Majumdar came after he was not invited to participate in a protest against TMC in Bolpur, his hometown.
His comments came a day after a three-day party meeting, where the state unit was asked to put aside internal differences and act as a single unit to keep an eye on the visit. probe panchayat next year.
“Sukanta Majumdar lacks the personality needed to lead a group. He is a puppet controlled by others. This has to stop. If he can’t pull people along and follow the party culture, he I’m of no use to the party,” said Mr. Hazra.
Without naming anyone, he alleges that Mr Majumder acted at the behest of a leader currently in charge of the organization in West Bengal.
Mocking Mr Majumdar over the party’s loss in a series of by-elections in the state, he said the BJP’s dream of winning 200 plus seats in the West Bengal Parliament would remain “unfulfilled”.
“The party made the appeal of Abki Bar Doso Parr (this time we will pass over 200 seats), but we failed to do so. If this situation continues, we will never be able to. won over 77 seats in the state,” he said.
The BJP won 77 seats in the 2021 Congressional opinion poll.
This is not the first time Mr. Hazra has criticized the Bengali unit BJP, which declined to comment on it.
Earlier this year following the party’s defeat in Asansol Lok Sabha according to an April poll, Hazra, a former TMC MP criticized the necessity of the Bengal unit to build his house by identifying its nature and said that its existence would otherwise be in crisis in the state.
The BJP Clan is plagued by internal and external infighting after the failure of the Guild poll and is still covering its wounds. It struggled hard to keep its herd together after former union minister Babul Supriyo, party MP Arjun Singh and five lawmakers, including national vice-president Mukul Roy, moved to the TMC later parliamentary elections.
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