Two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh dissolved all the district committees of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the state youth front headed by Lok Sabha member Saumitra Khan, the social gathering’s central leaders try to end the tussle between the 2.
BJP nationwide common secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and nationwide secretary Arvind Menon – each leaders take care of the organisation in West Bengal – are in contact with Ghosh and Khan, state leaders conscious of the developments mentioned.
Khan is thought to be shut to Mukul Roy, nationwide vice-president of the BJP who left the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 2017 and performed a key position within the BJP’s electoral success within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Roy made hundreds of TMC employees and lots of leaders, together with Khan, defect to the saffron camp.
The new BJYM district committees had been fashioned over the previous 5 weeks. On Thursday, Khan even appointed three vice-presidents and 4 secretaries of the brand new state committee. On Friday, Ghosh dissolved all of the district committees and empowered the BJP’s district presidents to take over until additional choices are taken.
On Saturday, an aggrieved Khan left the BJYM WhatsApp group, saying he would resign from the BJP. He, nevertheless, returned to the group after a couple of hours and uploaded a video message on his Twitter deal with.
“It is true that we will fight to establish a BJP government in Bengal next year. It is also true that I was aggrieved. But I am not going to leave the party because of one person. The party is our family. I am honoured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have shown us a path. For BJYM workers, the only task now is to carry on agitation relentlessly,” Khan mentioned within the video with out naming anybody. He additionally wished BJYM members on the event of Ashtami, the second day of Durga Puja.
Khan got here underneath limelight on October 8 when the BJYM organised the ‘Nabanna Chalo’ (march to the state secretariat) agitation in protest in opposition to lack of employment alternatives in Bengal and legislation and order issues. This was the BJP’s greatest agitation lately.
BJP leaders, who didn’t need to be quoted, mentioned Ghosh dissolved the committees following variations with Khan over appointment of some workplace bearers who had been earlier within the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Ghosh wrote the order on his private letterhead as Lok Sabha member from Midnapore and never on the social gathering’s letterhead.
Khan was the sitting TMC Lok Sabha member from Bishnupur constituency in Bankura district when he joined the BJP earlier than the 2019 polls. He retained the seat and was appointed as president of the state BJYM about two months in the past.
“Due to some reasons, till any further announcements, all district presidents of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and respective district committees are being dissolved from today. Till further announcements their duties will be taken up by the respective district presidents of the Bharatiya Janata Party,” mentioned the organisational announcement signed by Ghosh on Friday.
On Thursday, Shankudeb Panda, additionally a former TMC chief, was appointed because the state vice-president of the BJYM by Khan. Two others, Digvijay Singh and Avishek Singhania had been additionally made vice-presidents and 4 individuals, together with actress Rimjhim Mitra, had been appointed as secretaries.
Neither Ghosh nor Khan made any assertion on this subject on Sunday. Party leaders mentioned the variations had been brewing because the first week of September when Khan revealed an inventory of members within the BJYM’s new state committee. Ghosh declared the checklist null and void and wished adjustments to be made. Khan had to publish a brand new checklist wherein Prakash Das, a youth chief identified to be shut to Ghosh, was named because the Morcha common secretary.
“A section of central leaders of the BJP wanted Shankudeb Panda, who is known to be close to Mukul Roy, to be the Morcha general secretary,” a state BJP chief mentioned on situation of anonymity. He mentioned Vijayvargiya, who additionally wished Panda’s induction, had a dialogue with Ghosh however the latter was not prepared to budge.
BJP leaders mentioned Ghosh had reservations about former TMC chief Anupam Hazra as properly. Hazra, the previous TMC Lok Sabha MP from Bolpur, defected to the BJP in March 2019 and was defeated by TMC’s Mimi Chakraborty at Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency. He was first made a vice-president within the BJYM in September. This resolution too was modified and Hazra was lately appointed as a nationwide secretary of the BJP instead of Rahul Sinha. An aggrieved Sinha has distanced himself from the social gathering since then.