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Union Minister Quits Bengal BJP's WhatsApp Teams. Here's Why

Union Minister Quits Bengal BJP's WhatsApp Groups. Here's Why

The BJP says it can kind out any misunderstanding with Shantanu Thakur


In a humiliation to the BJP, Union Minister and outstanding member of the Matua neighborhood, Shantanu Thakur has stop all WhatsApp teams of the celebration.

Confirming it, Mr Thakur, the union minister of state for transport, Tuesday advised reporters: “It appears the state BJP management doesn’t assume we (Matuas) have an necessary function throughout the organisation.”.

He additionally puzzled if he has any significance within the BJP state unit any extra.

Mr Thakur, who refused to say the rest, didn’t take cellphone calls by PTI.

He’s the Sanghadhipati, All India Matua Mahasangha, an influential Matua neighborhood physique.

The Bongaon MP had a number of days again voiced his reservation towards the omission of some MLAs of the Matua neighborhood within the reconstitued BJP state and district committees. He had, nonetheless, stated he will likely be loyal to the celebration.

Reacting to the event, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar stated, “We’ll kind out any misunderstanding with Shantanu Thakur. He’s very a lot part of the BJP parivar.” When requested to remark, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy advised reporters that the BJP had used Matua neighborhood for its personal electoral good points.

“Nevertheless it (BJP) was not involved about their actual growth. It’s clear now,” he added.

Over every week in the past 5 BJP MLAs — Mukutmoni Adhikari, Subrata Thakur, Ambica Roy, Asok Kirtania and Asim Sarkar had expressed their displeasure over their omission from the state celebration committee and left the WhatsApp group of MLAs of the saffron celebration.

Mr Adhikari had stated that the aspirations of the individuals of his constituency could not get fulfilled beneath the newly shaped BJP state committee.

Subrata Thakur and Kirtania had refused to quote any cause for quitting the WhatsApp group.

Mr Roy had, nonetheless, expressed the want to rejoin the BJP WhatsApp group on December 27, two days after quitting it and stated he would kind out any distinction with the celebration.

A politically important and sizeable neighborhood, the Matuas are cut up into the BJP and TMC camps.

The neighborhood has appreciable clout in at the very least 4 Lok Sabha seats and 30-40 meeting seats in Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas districts.

The scheduled caste Hindu neighborhood had migrated to West Bengal throughout partition and have important presence in North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts amongst others.

The neighborhood was wooed by the ruling TMC within the state and BJP alike earlier than the state election and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had even visited Orakandi, the ancestral village of the sect’s founder Harichand Thakur throughout his March 2021 go to to Bangladesh.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by BoardingFlight workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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