The process of Trinamool Congress (Trinamool Congress, TMC) leaders joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal will stop. Senior BJP leaders said on Tuesday that the party has now stopped adding TMC leaders to the saffron party. He said that this decision was taken due to the resentment within the BJP for indiscriminately joining the party without investigating TMC leaders. Now after negotiating with the local leadership, only selected leaders will be taken into the party.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya told news agency PTI that we do not want to make BJP a Trinamool’s B-team by joining leaders with the tainted image in the party. We do not want to include those who have been accused or are involved in unethical or illegal activities. He, therefore, said that henceforth leaders would not be included in the group. After further investigation, only select people will be included.
A senior BJP leader said that the decision was taken after the fury in the party’s West Bengal unit increased. He said that the district leadership is not happy about many cases of joining the party in the group. This has increased the infighting within the party and the matter has reached the central leadership. He said that the BJP is arranging rules for those leaders of other parties who want to join the party.
He said that although the final decision on joining the party will be taken by the central and state leadership, those who want to join will have to bring a no-objection certificate from the local or district leadership of the party. Let us know that in the last few years, many Trinamool leaders accused of corruption have joined BJP. Reacting to the BJP’s decision, the Trinamool Congress said that the BJP’s decision shows that it is confusing.
Trinamool spokesperson Saugata Roy said the BJP in Bengal had neither a leader nor a face. That is why he was bringing leaders from other parties. He said that this has triggered a ruckus within the party, so he has no way but to close the doors. He is confused before the election. It is worth noting that elections for the 294-member seats of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly can be held in April-May this year.