Purulia killings: BJP central leadership 'unhappy' with West Bengal unit

04 September 2018, 05:29 PM
Purulia killings: BJP central leadership 'unhappy' with West Bengal unit (File photo)
Purulia killings: BJP central leadership 'unhappy' with West Bengal unit (File photo)

West Bengal BJP leader on Tuesday said that the central leadership was “unhappy” with its Bengal unit for its failure to capitalise on the killing of two party workers in Purulia after rural polls in the state.

The BJP leader, on the condition of anonymity, said that BJP national general secretary and in-charge of the state Kailash Vijayvergiya expressed his dissatisfaction during an internal review meeting of the party over the failure of the state leaders to “grab the issue of the killing of party workers” in West Bengal.

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“He (Vijayvergiya) said instead of being on the streets on this issue, the state unit was satisfied with just holding a few meetings and rallies. He also asked the leaders the reason why the state unit had failed to launch a mass movement on the issue,” PTI quoted the senior BJP leader as saying.

“Kailash ji has asked us to launch a fresh movement across the state over the violence and attack on BJP workers in the state,” the BJP leader said.

Vijayvergiya, had slammed the state leaders over their failure press a continuous movement and agitation on the issue of the killings of the party workers in Purulia after the state rural polls.

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On May 31 and June 2, 2018, two BJP activists were found hanging in Purulia district, which had created a political controversy as the BJP had performed well against the TMC in Balarampur area of Purulia in the last panchayat poll.

The central BJP unit had held a nationwide agitation against the alleged killings. BJP national president Amit Shah had also held a rally in Purulia protesting against the killing and had called for defeating the ruling TMC government in the state.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 05:06 PM
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