Kolkata: Newly-appointed West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Mazumdar on Tuesday termed the ruling TMC as Taliban and emphasised on his party’s relentless mission to carry on with the fight to thwart any attempt to foment trouble in the state.
“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,” said (as quoted by ANI) the Balurghat MP who replaced Dilip Ghosh at the helm of the saffron party in the state.
Continuing with his tirade against the TMC, Mazumdar added, “TMC has become a family-owned property in the garb of a political party. Yet BJP is the party which gives important responsibilities to ordinary people. I thank people who are trying to save West Bengal from becoming Afghanistan.”
Meanwhile, Ghosh, who has been appointed the party vice president, has taken pride in his tenure as the party chief in the state.
“When we started 5 yrs ago, things in Bengal were different. No one uttered BJP’s name. Now it has become chief opposition party. Our power is equal to TMC. I think party has taken a far-sighted decision by giving such responsibility to Sukanta babu,” Ghosh said.
Talking about his new responsibility, he elaborated, “I have gained more experience so the party has given me a bigger responsibility. I held a meeting with party national president after polls and told him about my duties. My mission is now half complete.”