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A Quiver Full Of Arrows, Only One To Shoot

The names being bandied about as a probable BJP CM candidate in Bengal

A Quiver Full Of Arrows, Only One To Shoot
Just waiting | Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
A Quiver Full Of Arrows, Only One To Shoot
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2020-12-12T09:54:41+05:30

“I’m a proud man,” says Dilip Ghosh, the BJP’s Bengal unit president. “Before I took charge…in 2014, no one was interested in knowing who held which post. Now, people are talking about five chief ministerial faces. My party has grown so big under my leadership!”

Aiming to topple the Trin­a­mool Congress governm­ent of Mamata Banerjee in the 2021 assembly polls, the BJP has not named any CM face; Union home minister Amit Shah has hinted that it would seek votes in the name of PM Narendra Modi. Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP national general secretary and Bengal in-charge, had said in August that MLAs would choose a leader after the polls. That, however, has not stopped speculation in media and political circles, perhaps bec­ause the Bengal BJP has no one particularly prominent leader, a ‘face of the party’.

Among the names doing the rounds are of Dilip Ghosh, Union minister Babul Supriyo, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, former Tripura and Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy and Lok Sabha MP Loc­ket...

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