Bengal BJP to conduct organisational election in Decembertext_fields
Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP branch is scheduled to hold organisational elections in December of this year, which could lead to some changes in the current portfolios of the party's state leaders.
Dilip Ghosh, the national vice-president of the BJP and a member of the Lok Sabha, claims that West Bengal will not be excluded from the party's organisational elections in December."The national leadership of the party will take a detailed decision on the matter. Last year the organisational polls could not happen because of the assembly elections and hence any organisational reshuffle is pending," he said.
BJP's state president in West Bengal, Sukanata Majumdar instead of making a detailed comment on the matter said that it is up to the national leadership of the party to decide on the time of the organisational polls and reshuffles.
Meanwhile, party sources said that the central leadership too wants some changes in the organisational structure of the party so that the structure has a proper mix of old-timers in the party as well as those who have joined the saffron camp at a later stage from other political forces.
However, sources said that instead of the central leadership directly issuing any orders, it wants the change to happen through organisational polls.
"The next couple of years are extremely crucial for our party in West Bengal. In 2023, the three-tier panchayat polls in the state will be conducted. In 2024, there will be Lok Sabha polls and our target is to retain the 18 seats that we won in 2019. So, there is a need to structure the state's organisational unit before that so that the party can jump into actions of the successive polls with full energy and enthusiasm," said a state committee member of the party on the condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, with an eye on the panchayat polls next year, the West Bengal unit of BJP has chalked out a detailed strategy for launching district-level protests against widespread corruption in the state soon after the conclusion of 'Kali puja' and 'Bhai dhuj', popular in the state as 'Bhai Phota'.
The detailed agitation will be initiated by conducting a "march to district secretariats or district magistrate offices," in all the districts of the state in lines of the party's "march to the state secretariat of Nabanna" on September 13, which the party's central high- command has accepted to be a major success.
With inputs from IANS