BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra Called Sukanta Majumdar

Anupam Hazra, the BJP’s national secretary, said in a controversial Thursday that Sukanta Majumdar, the party’s Bengal president, is a “puppet” under the control of others, which raised concerns for the party.

This led to open infighting within the Bengal unit, which worried the party.

Hazra criticized Majumdar, claiming he “lacks the charisma” necessary to run a major party. “Sukanta Majumdar lacks the charisma required to be a party leader. He is being used as someone else’s puppet.

This has to end. He is useless to the party if he can’t bring everyone along and adheres to the coterie culture “explained Hazra.

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According to reports, Hazra said these things about Majumdar after refusing to invite him to a protest march against the TMC in Bolpur, his hometown. Hazra’s comments are noteworthy since they were made the day after the BJP’s three-day organizational meeting when the state unit leaders were urged to put aside their internal disagreements and work as a united team in preparation for the next panchayat election.

Attacking the president of the Bengal BJP, Hazra said that Majumder follows orders from a figurehead who is now in the leadership of the group in West Bengal.

Additionally, he blamed Majumdar for a string of disastrous by-election results for the BJP in the state. As a result, he said the party’s goal of obtaining more than 200 seats in the West Bengal Assembly will remain “unfulfilled.”

“The party had called for Abki Bar Doso Parr (this time, we will win more than 200 seats), but we fell short of that goal. We would never be able to win more than 77 seats in the state if this scenario persists, “said he. In the 2021 Assembly election, the BJP had won 77 hearts.

Hazra has previously criticized the Bengal BJP unit, which has failed to respond. A former TMC MP, Hazra, attacked the Bengal unit earlier this year following the party’s disastrous performance in the Asansol Lok Sabha by-election in April, claiming its continued existence in the state would otherwise be in jeopardy.

Following the setback in the Assembly elections, the state BJP is still nursing its wounds and is beset by infighting and emigration.

However, following former union minister Babul Supriyo, party MP Arjun Singh, and five lawmakers—including its national vice president Mukul Roy—changed parties after the Assembly election, the party has been working hard to keep its flock together.