- JP Nadda appoints Dilip Ghosh as National Vice President of BJP
- Babul Supriyo had given indications of many more leaders joining TMC
- Babul Supriyo had joined Trinamool Congress on Sunday
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda has appointed Dilip Ghosh as the National Vice President of BJP. At the same time, Dr. Sukanta Majumdar has been made the state president of West Bengal BJP. Their appointment has become effective immediately. The BJP has taken this step at a time when Babul Supriyo had created panic in the political circles by joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday after being removed from the Union Council of Ministers. Both the appointments of BJP have direct relation with West Bengal.
Hours earlier, former Union minister Babul Supriyo had accused Dilip Ghosh of being “partly responsible” for the party’s defeat in the assembly polls. He had also warned that many more leaders who had left the TMC and joined the BJP were exploring the possibility of a comeback. They are not satisfied with the BJP. This trend is going to continue after his return to TMC.
Representing the Lok Sabha for the second time from Asansol, Supriyo had earlier said that he would quit politics. However, he was later persuaded by the BJP leadership to continue as a Lok Sabha member. Within 48 hours of leaving the BJP and joining the Trinamool Congress, former Union Minister Babul Supriyo met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat Nabanna on Monday afternoon. The Chief Minister held talks with singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo for over half an hour.
After this, on Monday, suddenly in the late evening, the BJP took a big decision. Under this, Dilip Ghosh was appointed as the National Vice President of BJP. That is, now he will be in the second most powerful position in the party after JP Nadda. On the other hand, Dr. Sukanta Majumdar has been made the state president of West Bengal BJP in his place.