Kolkata, July 24: Post BJP’s huge loss in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election, there were reports in a section of the media that BJP state president Dilip Ghosh might be removed from the party post. Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh hasn’t been replaced, however the central leadership there were speculations about replacing state in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya. In an interview with IANS, Ghosh said that Vijayvargiya has worked for Bengal in the last six to seven years with the target of winning the Assembly election. “Like we are going for change at the state level, the Central leadership may be thinking about it. The state unit has no role in his replacement and I cannot say anything about it. Only the Central leadership can take a decision about his replacement,” he said.
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on replacing him
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said that the saffron party is reviewing in detail the reasons for the massive loss in the state Assembly elections. He confirmed that the state unit of BJP is making changes from top to bottom. “The process has started on the ground and it will be completed soon at the top level. The old cadres will be given prominence in the organisational responsibilities while the deserving new comers will be adjusted accordingly,” he said.
When asked about him being replaced as the party chief in Bengal, he nonchalantly said that he will follow whatever decision the central leadership takes.
“The decision to replace me will also be taken by the Central leadership. I will follow whatever decision they take. Some people are trying to replace me and there is nothing wrong in that, this is politics,” said Ghosh.
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on turncoats
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said that the saffron party organized ‘yogdaan mela’ and welcomed everyone who wanted to join their party. “We made an appeal to strengthen the party to fight against Mamata Banerjee. We organised a ‘yogdaan mela’ and many people joined us to dislodge the Trinamool government. We did not ask anyone to go back. They came with their issues and on their own terms. Now, those unable to fit with the culture and working style of the BJP are attempting to go back to their old party. They are unable to adjust here,” he said in the interview.
Ghosh believes that fear is one of the reasons behind reverse exodus. “They came from different political cultures and they are unable to adjust with the functioning of the BJP, which is completely different from what they had practised till joining us. Some of them are disheartened after being unable to win the election. Those unable to adjust are trying to go back,” he said. However, he quickly added that those who had to go have already left. “Right now no one is leaving us,” he said. A month back, Mukul Roy left BJP and returned to his old party, TMC. He has also been nominated as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, a post which for years has been held by Opposition party members.
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YouTube removes Bengal post-poll violence video
On Friday, YouTube pulled down a video shared by Dilip Ghosh, which showed visuals of purported post-poll violence in the state.
Ghosh on Friday shared a couple of YouTube videos of the post-poll violence on his Twitter timeline with the caption: “Some of the illustrious achievements of the Trinamool Congress government in past two months.”
However, soon after he shared those videos on Twitter, YouTube pulled them down stating that they violated its community guidelines. According to the video steaming platform’s community guidelines, such action is usually undertaken to ensure that the YouTube community “stays protected”.