BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya Saturday said the party will fight the coming assembly polls in West Bengal with Dilip Ghosh as its president and refuted media reports of his removal. There were reports in a section of the media that Ghosh might be removed from the party post before the polls as the central leadership is not happy with the inner squabbling in the state BJP. “The reports are not only baseless but also misleading and politically motivated. I want to categorically say that West Bengal BJP will fight the assembly election with Dilip Ghosh as its state president. There is no question of replacing him,” Vijayvargiya told PTI. West Bengal BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu, known to be close to Ghosh, said, “Dilipda was re-elected for three years this January, after completing his first term. There is no question of his removal”. Ghosh himself said he is “loyal soldier” of the party and is not aware of any such report. The speculation gained momentum after the party’s state unit witnessed a major organisational change recently. The incumbent state general secretary (organisation) Subrata Chattopadhyay was removed and his deputy Amitava Chakraborty was elevated to the post on Wednesday.
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BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya speaks to media during the party’s state-wide ‘Nabanna Chalo’ agitation against the alleged killings of its workers, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
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