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BJP is not in favor of the president’s government, not sure if violence and killings in Bengal will lead to it: State party head Dilip Ghosh | India News


CALCUTTA: A day after stones were thrown at his convoy, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said on Friday that although the party is not in favor of the imposition of Article 356 and hopes to evict the TMC government in the state elections of 2021, it cannot be said. now if the escalation of “violence and murder” will eventually lead to such a situation.
Ghosh was speaking to a television channel, and images from the interview were shared on West Bengal BJP’s official Facebook page.
On Thursday they threw stones at his convoy in the Alipurduar district.
Asked if the BJP will demand the government of the president in West Bengal, Ghosh said: “We believe that any change of power in democracy must be done through the voting process. We have to make sure that the people can cast their vote. in a peaceful way. ”
He claimed that ordinary people and even some other opposition parties have raised the demand of the president’s government because of “the way the situation is progressing with the escalation of violence and assassinations.”
“As a BJP worker, I am proud that our party has faith in the Constitution. We do not believe in overthrowing an elected government. This has also been emphasized by our Interior Minister Amit Shahji, who has said that we will defeat this government in the polls. “, he added.
The governor is there to present any report on the situation to the Center, he said.
“I don’t want Article 365 in West Bengal, we are not in favor of it in principle. But the way things are going, I can’t say if such a situation will present itself in the future,” Ghosh said.
The BJP leader, who lashed out at the ruling TMC for strangling democratic norms against his opponents, said 40 false cases had been brought against him alone.
While Ghosh did not cite any figures on attacks on BJP activists in the state during the interview, he and other party leaders had repeatedly said that more than 120 of their activists had been killed in political violence by criminals protected by the TMC until the date.
“We are trying to dispel fear among the common man,” he said, adding that central forces had ensured that people could vote freely in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Referring to Thursday’s attack on his convoy, Ghosh said there have been similar incidents at least six to seven times in the past. “But we (BJP) got the support of 2.3 million voters in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.”
Ghosh had alleged earlier that day that members of the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee and the Bimal Gurung faction of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha had hatched a conspiracy to carry out the attack on his convoy.
“Everything was planned (the attack on the convoy). The TMC leadership knew about it and the police did not take any action to prevent it,” the BJP state president told reporters.
He said several national BJP leaders approached him and asked about his well-being after Thursday’s attack on his convoy, which left his vehicle partially damaged.
The ruling TMC has now joined forces it had once labeled “anti-national” with an eye to the three assembly seats in the Darjeeling hills, he said.
It also alleged that TMC was distributing money in the Hills and Dooars area to increase its influence and base of support in the region.
The BJP leader also accused the TMC of unleashing terror in the hills and plains.
But our workers are not afraid … We are not afraid. We will continue to take to the streets. People are with us. We will make sure that they can vote freely, ”he reiterated.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modis’ recent comment, ‘Maut ka khel’ (game of death) cannot get votes, the BJP head of state said that just a day later, a BJP sworker was killed in the East Midnapore district Bengal and his convoy was attacked. “These are telltale signs,” he said.
Stones were thrown and black flags were displayed at Ghosh’s convoy in the Jaigaon area of ​​Alipurduar district on Thursday, where he had gone to attend party programs, police said.
Several GJM activists were seen raising slogans against Ghosh, asking him to leave.
The situation was controlled by a police team that forced the GJM protesters and BJP supporters to disperse.
Protesting against the treatment of Ghosh in North Bengal, activists from Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha held demonstrations in various parts of the state later that day.

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