Amid an exodus of TMC members to the BJP forward of the meeting elections, Ghosh conceded that the saffron social gathering wants individuals from different political outfits to return to energy within the state, after which it should put an finish to the observe.
In an interview with , Ghosh stated the BJP’s ideology, its increasing organisational power, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s recognition are its strengths, whereas the shortage of standard faces within the social gathering at numerous ranges within the state is among the drawbacks for the saffron camp within the elections.
Allaying apprehensions of social gathering old-timers that turncoats have gotten extra essential than them, he stated that switching political allegiance does not all the time assure management positions and social gathering tickets.
“West Bengal is essential for the BJP not solely due to our origin within the state as Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was born right here but additionally as a result of the nation’s safety is linked with it. We now have waited for lengthy for a possibility to return to energy within the state. That is our mission and problem,” he stated.
“India’s border with Bangladesh that West Bengal shares is essentially the most unsafe within the nation. The Centre has been in a position to deliver peace in Kashmir and different disturbed areas however the japanese borders have became a transit level for terror components to infiltrate into the nation to create unrest,” he stated.
Exuding confidence of coming to energy in West Bengal with a two-thirds majority, Ghosh stated the TMC authorities has failed and betrayed the aspirations of the individuals of the state, who had voted it to energy in 2011.
Elections to the 294-member meeting, poised to be a stiff contest between the BJP and the Centre, will probably be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The outcomes will probably be declared on Might 2.
The BJP has been in a position to “knock the door of the seat of energy” as a result of martyrdom of a whole bunch of social gathering employees and the indomitable spirit of the activists within the state however lack of standard faces at numerous ranges is a disadvantage for the social gathering within the elections, he stated.
“Our ideology, Modiji’s recognition and the indomitable spirit of our employees are our strengths however we’d like a number of standard faces at numerous ranges to tackle the TMC. The ruling social gathering within the state has a number of faces not as a result of they’re environment friendly however as a result of they’ve been in energy for 10 years,” he stated.
Requested whether or not the rift between old-timers and newcomers will have an effect on the BJP within the elections, he stated that everybody has to abide by the social gathering’s guidelines and rules.
“The BJP is getting strengthened in West Bengal with every passing day. Folks from different events together with the TMC are becoming a member of us. If we do not take them, how will we develop?
“Everyone cannot get a ticket. Just some will probably be candidates and others should work as per the tasks assigned to them. Nobody is above the social gathering,” he stated.
Saffron social gathering sources and media experiences have indicated that the RSS is just not pleased with the BJP inducting sure leaders from different political outfits.
Ghosh stated though social gathering hopping cannot be supported, there are specific requirements in electoral politics.
“We are going to put an finish to the observe of social gathering hopping after we’re voted to energy in West Bengal. However numbers play an essential function in democracy. We have to get the numbers. With leaders, their supporters too come to our social gathering,” he stated.
Because the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, when the BJP bagged 18 seats, simply 4 lower than the TMC, 26 MLAs of the ruling social gathering within the state, two of its MPs and three legislators every from the Congress and CPI(M) and one CPI MLA have joined the saffron social gathering.
Nonetheless, barring former state cupboard ministers Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi, none have resigned from their posts.
“Tickets are given on the idea of winnability. It isn’t essential that every one the elected representatives who’ve joined from different events will get tickets,” he stated.
Ghosh stated inducting tainted TMC leaders is not going to influence the social gathering’s anti-corruption narrative in West Bengal.
“Folks vote for the BJP due to our ideology and insurance policies and never by taking a look at politicians becoming a member of us from different outfits.
“We cannot decide anybody. Regulation will take its personal course. Of their earlier social gathering, there was a tradition of corruption so that they labored accordingly, however within the BJP, they need to work as per our rules,” he stated.
Ghosh dismissed allegations that identification politics has risen in West Bengal concurrently with the BJP’s development and blamed the TMC’s “appeasement politics” for the rise of communal politics within the state.
“Improvement for all is our election plank. However communal politics has grown within the state as a result of TMC’s appeasement politics. The TMC is solely liable for this,” he stated.
Noting that it’s as much as the highest BJP management whether or not to venture a chief ministerial candidate forward of the elections, he stated, “In states the place we now have a powerful organisation, we do not venture a CM face as a result of we do not want one to win the elections however in states the place we now have a weak presence, we now have generally projected a CM face. Now, we now have a powerful organisation in West Bengal.”
He dismissed media experiences that newly inducted actor Mithun Chakraborty could be projected because the social gathering’s chief ministerial candidate within the state.
Requested whether or not he’ll take up the problem if the social gathering anoints him because the CM face, Ghosh stated he’s a loyal soldier of the BJP and has all the time taken up the tasks bestowed upon him.
“No matter accountability the social gathering bestows upon me, I’ll carry out my obligation diligently,” he stated.
On the ‘outsider versus insider’ debate in West Bengal, the state BJP chief stated that the TMC has raked up the difficulty because it has nothing else to speak about.
“The TMC, after remaining in energy within the state for a decade, has nothing else to speak about, it appears. Ours is a nationwide social gathering, and our leaders will come right here to help us. However these preventing the elections and the bottom employees are from this state. So, the TMC’s allegations are baseless,” he added.