Keen to shield the ground that BJP received in West Bengal withinside the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with an unprecedented 18 of forty-two parliamentary seats, the party leadership has already deliberated its actions for the 2024 contest with at least 3 Union ministers tasked to cognizance at the state.
Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Smriti Irani, and Jyotiraditya Scindia were deputed for the state. They have started taking inventory of issues since BJP lost some ground and Mamata Banerjee’s TMC registered a landslide victory withinside the 2021 assembly polls for a 3rd consecutive period in office.
Others like Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha also are expected to be roped in later. With ex-Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar having moved out of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata to turn out to be the vice-president, the pressure from the Centre at the state government will now have to be hooked up through numerous channels, according to party insiders.
Task of all 3 union ministers for ‘Mission Bengal’
With the concept of regaining ground in Bengal, Dharmendra Pradhan — recognized to have an awesome working relationship with the party’s leader of opposition in state Suvendu Adhikari — has been given the charge to supervise all forty two parliamentary constituencies in the state.
Pradhan turned into actively working with Adhikari, who had switched from TMC and defeated the chief minister in Nandigram, even in 2021.
Irani is probable to be deployed on seats where women electorate are a dominant element and had voted in a large manner for the ‘Mamta Didi’ (Banerjee)-led TMC in 2021. Both Pradhan and Irani speak Bangla, making it an introduced benefit to work on the local level.
Scindia has up to now been requested to check out one in every of the largest constituencies in the state, Dumdum. represented by veteran parliamentarian Saugata Roy, however he might also additionally get adjoining seats too under his charge.
Over the last few months, Adhikari has repeatedly claimed that there would be a Maharashtra-like situation in the opposition-ruled states of Jharkhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Wait for some months, this government will end to be in power in West Bengal. Mark my words, by December this year, TMC will now no longer be in power in West Bengal. The meeting ballot and parliamentary elections can be held concurrently in 2024 in West Bengal,” the BJP chief claimed.