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

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The BJP says it’ll kind out any misunderstanding with Shantanu Thakur

Kolkata:

In a humiliation to the BJP, Union Minister and distinguished member of the Matua group, Shantanu Thakur has stop all WhatsApp teams of the social gathering.

Confirming it, Mr Thakur, the union minister of state for delivery, Tuesday informed reporters: “It appears the state BJP management doesn’t suppose 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 anything, didn’t take cellphone calls by PTI.

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

The Bongaon MP had a couple of days again voiced his reservation towards the omission of some MLAs of the Matua group within the reconstitued BJP state and district committees. He had, nevertheless, mentioned he shall be loyal to the social gathering.

Reacting to the event, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar mentioned, “We are going to 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 informed reporters that the BJP had used Matua group for its personal electoral beneficial properties.

“However it (BJP) was not involved about their actual improvement. 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 social gathering committee and left the WhatsApp group of MLAs of the saffron social gathering.

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

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

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

A politically vital and sizeable group, the Matuas are break up into the BJP and TMC camps.

The group has appreciable clout in a minimum of 4 Lok Sabha seats and 30-40 meeting seats in Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas districts.

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

The group 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.

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