“I feel sorry for Dilip Ghosh”: Firhad Hakim; “he was not valued”: Kunal Ghosh

Ghosh has been assigned duties outside Bengal by the party's central leadership.

A day after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dilip Ghosh was assigned positions in the party outside West Bengal, leaders of Trinamool Congress said that the former BJP Bengal chief had been “treated unfairly” by his own party.

Trinamool leader Firhad Hakim said that Ghosh had not been valued by the BJP. “This is an internal matter of their (the BJP) party. However, one must say that Dilip Ghosh was not valued by his party,” Hakim said. The same feeling was expressed by Trinamool’s spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, who said that Dilip Ghosh had been treated unfairly by the party.

Dilip Ghosh, former BJP’s Bengal chief and currently one of the national vice-presidents of the party, has been given organisational responsibilities in seven states and a Union territory amid talks that he has been taken out of Bengal by the party’s central leadership apparently because he had differences with some others at the helm of the party in Bengal. It is being argued that the party took him out of the state so that the others could take decisions freely.

Ghosh has been assigned responsibility to strengthen the BJP’s booth organisations in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura and Andaman ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Ghosh will be part of a committee that also includes the party’s national chief JP Nadda and general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh.

Dilip Ghosh’s term as the Bengal BJP chief ended prematurely after the 2021 Assembly polls. BJP in Bengal is currently led by Sukanta Majumdar. Ghosh is said to be having differences with Majumdar and Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari.

Meanwhile, Dilip Ghosh told journalists that he was a man of the organisation and would always remain one. “I’ll carry out whatever duties the party assigns me. Also, I am an MP of Midnapore, and I have work here as well,” he said.

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