'I want to thank you...': Bengal BJP chief's message to people trying to save state from 'becoming Afghanistan'

© Provided by Hindustan Times West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar (ANI)

Sukanta Majumdar, the newly-appointed chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) West Bengal unit, on Tuesday thanked people who, he said, “are trying to save the state from becoming Afghanistan.” Majumdar, whose predecessor Dilip Ghosh was made a national vice-president of the party in a reshuffle on Monday, also warned those leaving its Bengal unit for the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), that their defection won’t finish the BJP.

Also Read | BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar replaces Dilip Ghosh as party’s Bengal president

“TMC has become a family-owned property in the garb of a political party,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying, in reference to party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and her nephew Abhishek. He added that it is only the BJP which gives important responsibilities to ordinary people. 

Also Read | Sukanta Majumdar, new Bengal BJP chief, promises to live up to expectations

“I thank the people who are trying to save West Bengal from becoming Afghanistan. Our fight has to continue against the Taliban in West Bengal,” the parliamentarian from Balurghat further said, adding that those who have jumped ship should not think that their act would finish the BJP in the state, as “it won’t ever happen.”

“If central forces are deployed for local body polls, then we will show them what we can do,” Majumdar also said.

If some people think that by leaving BJP they will finish the party, it won’t happen. Our fight has to continue against the ‘Taliban’ in West Bengal. If TMC dares to let us vote using central forces in local body polls, we’ll show them what BJP can do: WB BJP chief

— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2021

“If central forces are deployed for local body polls, then we will show them what we can do,” Majumdar also said.

|#+|

The assembly elections in the state took place across an unprecedented eight phases, from late March to late April, and in the shadow of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The TMC secured a third consecutive term by winning 213 seats, while the BJP finished second, registering its best-ever finish with 77 seats. Banerjee, however, lost to her former protege, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, from Nandigram. She now faces a by-election against Priyanka Tibrewal on September 30, from Bhabanipur.

In the wake of election results, several leaders jumped ship to Banerjee’s camp. Two high-profile exits from the BJP are those of Mukul Roy and Babul Supriyo. While Roy’s entry marks his return to the Trinamool, Supriyo is in his first stint.

    

Sign on to read the HT ePaper epaper.hindustantimes.com

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Woman indicted for 4th DUI, head-butting officer, more

Oct. 20—BRENTWOOD — Tiffiney Noelle Danforth, turning 40 Friday, plans to take a plea deal after being charged with her fourth DUI and other felony offenses, including head-butting a state ... Read more »

Covid vaccines 90% effective in preventing deaths from Delta variant in double-jabbed

Two Covid vaccines are 90 per cent effective in preventing deaths from the Delta variant in double-jabbed patients who test positive for the virus, according to a newly-published study. © ... Read more »

Pokémon advent calendar available to buy

One way to add some more fun to the festive season is with the all-new 2021 Pokémon advent calendar. © Nintendo The Pokémon Company has released its 2021 calendar, featuring ... Read more »

Senate Republicans filibuster and BLOCK Democrat election law bill

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Republican senators filibustered a major voting bill on Wednesday, blocking Democrats’ plans to allow same-day voter registration and to make Election Day a ... Read more »

Para Hills streets cordoned off as police negotiate with man involved in stabbing, shooting at Semaphore

© Provided by ABC NEWS Police take guns out of a vehicle in Para Hills while negotiating with the suspect. (ABC News: Brant Cumming) Streets have been cordoned off around ... Read more »

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack offers support to striking Deere workers

By Tom Polansek © Reuters/SCOTT MORGAN Striking members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) picket at the Deere & Co farm equipment plant before a visit by U.S. Agriculture Secretary ... Read more »

Seahawks claim QB Jacob Eason off waivers amid Cam Newton rumors

NFL insider Josina Anderson reported Monday that the Seattle Seahawks were not “imminently pursuing” free-agent quarterback and 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player Cam Newton with starter Russell Wilson sidelined for ... Read more »

Fantasy Football Week 7 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Matt Ryan gets prime shot to step up as streamer against Dolphins

Fantasy managers are likely going to have a tough time with their rosters this week with six teams on a bye. It’s hard to replace stars from the Bills, Cowboys, ... Read more »

The Best Hoka Running Shoes

Founded in 2009 by French trail runners Nicolas Mermoud and Jean-Luc Diard, Hoka began just as the minimalist shoe movement was reaching its peak. In spite (or because) of that ... Read more »

Alessandra Ambrosio Does Athleisure Neutrals in Gray Sports Bra & White Biker Shorts With Matching Sneakers

© BG004/Bauergriffin.com / MEGA Alessandra-ambrosio-2 Alessandra Ambrosio made simple neutral colors look chic. The supermodel was out and about on Tuesday running errands in Los Angeles. She looked gym-ready in ... Read more »

RHONY's Dorinda Medley's Favorite Halloween Decor Is All Available on Amazon

Real Housewives of New York City star Dorinda Medley definitely knows a thing or two about home decor—just take one look at her Stanford White-designed Berkshires estate, Blue Stone Manor, ... Read more »

Steve Bannon: Republicans to oppose vote on contempt against Trump's ex-aide

© AFP via Getty Images GettyImages-632408944.jpg The full House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on whether to recommend criminal contempt of Congress charges against ex-Trump White House aide Steve ... Read more »

HBO Max Green Lantern Showrunner Has Some Eyebrow-Raising Comments About His Series

Kevin Winter/Getty HBO Max’s “Green Lantern” series is gearing up to become one of the biggest and most expensive superhero projects in television history. So it makes sense to have ... Read more »

Best Holiday Party Dresses for Every Budget

© Missguided, ASOS, Forever 21, PrettyLittleThing If you’re anything like us, you are more than ready to put on a cute dress, heels and sparkly jewelry for the holidays! The 2021 ... Read more »

Why Team Biden is purposely scaring folks about kids and COVID

Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he favors COVID-19 vaccination mandates in schools. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP, File The papers and newscasts on Wednesday morning were filled with stories ... Read more »

These Trader Joe's Thanksgiving-Flavored Foods Sound So Good, I'm Celebrating Early This Year

© Provided by EatingWell Trader Joe’s If you find yourself dreaming about savory stuffing, tender turkey and all your favorite cozy Thanksgiving fixings a little early this year, Trader Joe’s ... Read more »

Spektakel-Wende gegen Atalanta: Ronaldo rettet ManUnited in der Schlussphase!

© Manchester United via Getty Images Ronaldo rettet ManUnited in der Schlussphase! Da freuen sich die ManUnited-Fans über den ersten Startelf-Einsatz des lange verletzten Stürmers Marcus Rashford, der in der ... Read more »

YB tut sich selber weh

Die Young Boys rappeln sich nach einem Fehlstart gegen Villarreal zwar auf, doch zu mehr als dem zwischenzeitlichen Anschlusstreffer reicht es nicht. Nach dem 1:4 muss sich YB ärgern. © ... Read more »

Bayern werden zwei Tore aberkannt – dennoch gewinnen sie 4:0

Diashow ein Beste Torschützen der Champions League (zuvor Europapokal der Landesmeister) 1. Cristiano Ronaldo Tore: 137 Spiele: 179 Clubs: Sporting Lissabon, Real Madrid, Juventus Turin, Manchester United 2. Lionel Messi ... Read more »

An ‘intoxicated' ex-employee shut down a Kansas water system. Now he's going to jail.

A former employee of a rural central Kansas water system pleaded guilty Wednesday to remotely shutting down the plant in March 2019 after a federal prosecutor described how the man ... Read more »

Minneapolis man admits to impersonating FBI agent in phony terrorism probe

A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Wednesday to impersonating an FBI agent, including making up a phony name and badge number and falsely telling a victim that he was investigating the ... Read more »

Man charged in nearly 30-year-old suburban Chicago slaying

NILES, Ill. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the nearly 30-year-old murder of a woman at a suburban Chicago YMCA. DNA evidence was ... Read more »

Parkland shooter pleads guilty, says 'it brings me nightmares'

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for killing 17 and injuring 17 others in the Parkland, Florida, school ... Read more »

First look at the brand-new Capital One Lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

© Provided by The Points Guy MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from ... Read more »

UK secures deals with Merck, Pfizer for COVID-19 anti-viral pills

The United Kingdom has announced Wednesday that it has deals with Pfizer and Merck for each company’s COVID-19 antiviral drug, as reported by Reuters. © Merck’s Media for Press UK ... Read more »

This Republican wants to start 'GOP 2.0' -- without Donald Trump

Something very interesting happened in New Hampshire this week that you might have missed: The Georgia Republican lieutenant governor made a trip to the state touting his plan to re-birth ... Read more »

'Use your soapbox': Activists urge Biden to step up voting rights push as latest bill fails in Senate

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has called the fight for voting rights “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.” But nine months into his presidency, Biden and Democrats have ... Read more »

Blinken hails Colombia partnership but seeks shift from security focus

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday praised Colombia’s right-wing leader as an ally on issues such as migration, even as he called for a demilitarization of US alliances ... Read more »

Former CNN anchor Candy Crowley's alleged illegal tenants assaulted doc: suit

Dr. Charles Starke claims he was beaten up by partying neighbors who former CNN anchor Candy Crowley and her son illegally allowed to live in her Financial District apartment, new ... Read more »

Parents in Michigan sue to stop AG Garland going after them over protests

Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo saying the FBI would get involved in reports of violent acts against school personnel. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo A group of parents from a ... Read more »

New York's Orthodox neighborhoods lagging in COVID shots, records show

Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods have seen low COVID-19 vaccination rates. Gregory P. Mango The Big Apple’s major ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods are now among the biggest laggards in the city’s coronavirus vaccination ... Read more »

James Harden focused on championship as monster Nets contract looms

It says a lot about James Harden that — despite being picked by the NBA GMs as the best shooting guard and tabbed by the league itself as one of ... Read more »

Ramona Singer Reveals When She'd Leave 'RHONY' (Exclusive)

© et Ramona Singer doesn’t plan to hand her apple into Bravo anytime soon. “As long as I have fun doing the show, I’m happy to come back,” the Real Housewives ... Read more »

Dorinda Medley Admits to 'a Couple Disruptions' With Vicki Gunvalson on All-Star 'Housewives' Show (Exclusive)

© et Dorinda Medley is offering Housewives superfans quite the tease of Peacock’s next all-star series! “Listen, everybody misses Bluestone Manor, right?” the Real Housewives of New York City alum asks of ET, speaking ... Read more »

Giant ram head statues found on 'Avenue of Sphinxes' in Egypt

© Provided by Live Science An entire avenue of ram headed statues connected Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple. Three giant statues of ram heads — at least one of which ... Read more »

'DoJ drug report clears Duterte'

THE Department of Justice’s (DoJ) report on the 52 deaths related to the government’s war on illegal drugs will absolve President Rodrigo Duterte of any wrongdoing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque ... Read more »

Nestlé Toll House's New Peppermint Hot Cocoa Morsels Will Add Holiday Flavor to Any Sweets

Nestlé Toll House first introduced its Morsels & More line in January 2021 as a way to incorporate more than just the classic chocolate chips into your baked goods. Since ... Read more »

Top advocates spar in SC over resumption of physical hearing

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: Senior advocates sparred on Wednesday over the efficacy of the SC’s decision to resume full physical hearing two days a week ... Read more »

PM Modi tears into SP before UP polls, calls it ‘parivarwadi'

© Provided by The Times of India KUSHINAGAR: Ahead of the UP assembly polls early next year, PM Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the previous Samajwadi Party government ... Read more »

Dalit held for theft in thana dies in custody, five cops suspended

© Provided by The Times of India AGRA: A 30-year-old Dalit sanitation worker, Arun Valmiki, died in police custody on Tuesday, a day after he was nabbed by the Agra ... Read more »