Dilip Ghosh-JP Nadda meeting in Delhi to discuss Bengal BJP, hints at possible changes

The party's inner squabbles have come out in the open.

Dilip Ghosh, West Bengal chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday called on the party’s national president JP Nadda in New Delhi, to discuss various issues concerning the party in West Bengal.

Two junior Central government ministers from Bengal — Babul Supriyo and Debashree Chaudhuri — were dropped from the cabinet last week. Four others from the state — Santanu Thakur, John Barla, Nishith Pramanik and Subhas Sarkar — were inducted as junior ministers in the Central government.

This has caused some disgruntlement in various levels of the party in Bengal. Babul Supriyo has openly expressed his disappointment on being dropped, and Supriyo and Dilip Ghosh have commented in public about each other. Meanwhile, the party’s youth wing chief Soumitra Khan has recently posted a video on social media, criticising the party’s Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, and saying the latter was always focusing the spotlight on himself.

All this has made it clear that the inner squabbles within the party is now out in the open. Seen in this context, Ghosh’s visit to Delhi is likely to see some changes in the party’s Bengal unit soon.

“Those who are abiding by party discipline will not face any trouble. It seems some are having personal issues and are coming out in the open. The responsible leaders, however, know what to speak on a specific platform,” Ghosh said when asked about the Delhi visit. Ghosh had left for Delhi on Saturday evening.