A tweet by Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has grabbed eyeballs in political circles. On 13 July night, Ghosh uploaded on his official Twitter handle a photograph of sundown from Durgapur Expressway with the caption: “Sometimes it is important to cherish the sunset because it is only when the sun sets that we see a new dawn.”
Ghosh, also BJP’s MP from Midnapore, will be in Ladakh when Bengal BJP hits the streets, protesting against fake vaccination camps in Bengal. “I am going to the Himalayas, stay there for a few days and attend Parliament from 19 July,” he said.
A host of state unit leaders such as Bishnupur MP Saumitra Khan, former Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee and former MLA Sabyasachi Dutta had taken to social media to express their discontent over the state of affairs in Bengal BJP. Former Union MoS Babul Supriyo was found following Trinamool accounts till he drew curtains on such speculation.
Ghosh and leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari were the targets of disgruntled voices in Bengal BJP. Even as Nadda, during his last Kolkata visit after the assembly polls, called Ghosh a “capable” state president, the latter was losing his decision-making power right from the run-up to polls.
The Bengal BJP president could not even serve a show-cause notice to dissenting voices breaching party discipline but had to take the complaint to Delhi bosses.
Bengal BJP leaders refused to read much into Ghosh’s tweet. “Dilip-da is very much at the helm of Bengal BJP. He is an MP. He has to attend the Parliament session. He is going to the Himalayas for three or four days,” said party state general secretary Sayantan Basu.