In a humiliation to the BJP, Union Minister and distinguished member of the Matua neighborhood, Shantanu Thakur has stop all WhatsApp teams of the get together.
Confirming it, Mr Thakur, the union minister of state for transport, Tuesday informed reporters: “It appears the state BJP management doesn’t assume we (Matuas) have an necessary function inside the organisation.”.
He additionally questioned if he has any significance within the BJP state unit any extra.
Mr Thakur, who refused to say the rest, didn’t take telephone calls by PTI.
He’s the Sanghadhipati, All India Matua Mahasangha, an influential Matua neighborhood physique.
The Bongaon MP had a couple 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, mentioned he will likely be loyal to the get together.
Reacting to the event, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar mentioned, “We are going to type 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 neighborhood for its personal electoral good points.
“Nevertheless it (BJP) was not involved about their actual growth. It’s clear now,” he added.
Over per 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 get together committee and left the WhatsApp group of MLAs of the saffron get together.
Mr Adhikari had mentioned that the aspirations of the folks of his constituency might not get fulfilled below the newly fashioned 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 mentioned he would type out any distinction with the get together.
A politically important and sizeable neighborhood, the Matuas are break up into the BJP and TMC camps.
The neighborhood has appreciable clout in no less than 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.
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