Advertisement
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021
Outlook.com

'Our Top Priorities Are Industrialisation, CAA, Rule Of Law'

Swapan Dasgupta, a key member of the BJP’s Bengal think-tank since 2016-17, talks about his party’s prospects and plans for West Bengal. An exclusive interview

'Our Top Priorities Are Industrialisation, CAA, Rule Of Law'
Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
'Our Top Priorities Are Industrialisation, CAA, Rule Of Law'
outlookindia.com
2021-04-30T17:30:48+05:30

Journalist-turned-politician Swapan Dasgupta, who has been a key member of the BJP’s Bengal think-tank since 2016-17, resigned from the Rajya Sabha to contest the Bengal Assembly elections. He spoke to Snigdhendu Bhattacharya on the party’s prospects and plans for Bengal.

You have been involved in Bengal politics since 2016-17 and has travelled widely in the state. How do you see the changing political landscape?

We are witnessing an explosion of sentiments against the Mamata Banerjee government on maladministration, the pandering to one community at the cost of others and the exponential growth of violence and corruption. These feelings have crystalised and have found a focus in the BJP. It is likely that there will be a res­ounding mandate against the TMC government.

The party seems to have gained popularity among the rural masses but not so much among the Bhadralok community that influenced Bengal’s society and politics for ever. Is the BJP’s...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Why PM Modi's US Visit Holds Key To India's Strategy On China, Afghanistan

Why PM Modi's US Visit Holds Key To India's Strategy On China, Afghanistan

Apart from in-person meetings with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, PM Modi will address the UNGA and Quad summits and may share India's concerns on use of Afghanistan as a terror hub.

SAARC Summit Stands Cancelled As Pakistan Insists On Taliban's Participation

SAARC Summit Stands Cancelled As Pakistan Insists On Taliban's Participation

Lack of concurrence has been cited by the sources as the reason behind the cancellation as India along with some other members expressed dissent to the proposal.

Historical Blunders! KL Rahul Crestfallen After PBKS Gift Tie To RR

Historical Blunders! KL Rahul Crestfallen After PBKS Gift Tie To RR

KL Rahul said Punjab Kings 'haven't learnt from previous mistakes' after his team gifted the match to Rajasthan Royals.

SC Rejects Centre's Request To Postpone Women's Entry In NDA By One Year

SC Rejects Centre's Request To Postpone Women's Entry In NDA By One Year

The armed forces are the best response team to deal with emergency situations and it is hopeful that necessary arrangements will be made... without delay.

Advertisement