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Differences in BJP over West Bengal assembly election strategy

Vice Daily 2020-02-13 22:52:11

After the defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, differences have arisen in the West Bengal unit of the BJP on whether to go ahead with its aggressive strategy on the CAA-NRC or to bring a little bit of it and also better and a…




After the defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, differences have arisen in the West Bengal unit of the BJP on whether to go ahead with its aggressive strategy on the CAA-NRC or to bring a little bit of it and also better and alternative policies of governance.  Be introduced.  The BJP has suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly elections.  The Aam Aadmi Party is ready to form the government for the third time in Delhi.  Due to this defeat, the BJP is in a dilemma about the strategy for the West Bengal assembly elections in 2021.  The BJP won 18 of the 42 seats in West Bengal in the parliamentary elections held in 2019, while all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi also went to the BJP's account.

  A senior BJP leader, on the condition of anonymity, said, "We have seen that the Nijeet is exactly the opposite of the assembly elections held only a few months after the Lok Sabha elections."  Therefore, we cannot assume that if we have won 18 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal, then we will also win the assembly elections. "He said," We have to change the strategy for the state elections.  It is not necessary that the things which work in national elections will also work in the state assembly elections.  Our election campaign should not just underline the implementation of CAA and the need for NRC.  It should also give equal emphasis to alternative and better policies of the government.

"Over the last year in the state, the eviction of alleged infiltrators through NCR and new citizenship laws have emerged as big issues.  While the ruling Trinamool Congress is strongly opposing them, the BJP is pressurizing them to implement them.  Another section of the party, considered close to BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh, believes that there is no need to change the party's strategy in West Bengal as aggressive politics has given positive results to the party.  A BJP leader said, "If you are facing a party like Trinamool Congress, then you have to follow an aggressive strategy.  Our campaigning about the new citizenship law and proposed NRC issues had led to good results in the Lok Sabha elections. "If we change our strategy, it will be assumed that we are retreating."  This will send a wrong message among our party workers.  There is no doubt that we will do politics of alternative governance but it does not mean that we slow down our campaign regarding CAA-NRC. ''