Kailash Vijayvargiya appointed observer of Bengal BJP

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  1. Rowdy

    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    Replaces Siddharth Nath Singh ahead of Assembly elections
    : The BJP has appointed Kailash Vijayvargiya as the observer of the party in West Bengal replacing Siddharth Nath Singh, who was in charge of State affairs till recently. This decision comes at a time when the BJP seems to be losing its edge in the State.

    Mr Singh, will function as co-observer of the State, and has been given additional charge of Andhra Pradesh.

    The organisational changes come at a time when the roles of Mr. Singh and State BJP president Rahul Sinha have come under scanner after the party’s drubbing at the hands of Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the recent civic polls.

    “The changes have been made to ensure that the party performs better in the 2016 Assembly elections,” a senior BJP leader toldThe Hinduon condition of anonymity. He also said that the more Central leaders were being deputed to Bengal to strengthen the party organisation.

    Mr. Vijayvargiya has proved his mettle in Haryana where he strengthened the party organisation.

    The fact that none of the Central leaders of the party campaigned during the civic polls indicated its displeasure with the Bengal unit.

    A few months ago, BJP president Amit Shah assigned Nirmala Sitharaman to coordinate with party leadership in the State.

    “As the elections approach, more central leaders will be assigned responsibility in the State,” another senior BJP leader said.

    Among the issues, which are, plaguing the BJP, the perceived tilt towards the Trinamool Congress is hampering its prospect. Recently, the party also cautioned one MP from the State who openly praised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

    The party is also riddled with factionalism, which was evident at the civic polls held earlier this year. The party could not win a single seat in municipal polls this year whereas the Left Front and Congress in certain areas could hold on to their ground.
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    A few months old but worth a look. This guy is THE perfect guy to take on communists (I count TMC as communists)
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...ted-observer-of-bengal-bjp/article7387656.ece
     
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  3. blueblood

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    Well Vijayvargiya is a perfect fit for W. Bengal. He is a goon and so is CPI and TMC. Lets see who is better at their jobs. :bounce:
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    Bengal BJP’s New Face

    BJP workers and supporters in West Bengal want Roopa Ganguly, the actor who joined the party earlier this year, to play a bigger role, even become the state unit’s chief. Can Ganguly prove to be the change agent the party so badly needs in Bengal?

    There’s a fresh churning in the BJP’s Bengal unit, and it involves Roopa Ganguly, the actor who many would remember had played Draupadi in the television series Mahabharata back in the late 1980s. The party workers see the actor, who joined the party earlier this year, as a strong rival to the Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee.

    Ganguly, 48, presents a refreshing change from the lacklustre and slothful state party leadership, especially Bengal BJP president Rahul Sinha. Sinha can be held singularly responsible for running the party into the ground after its encouraging show in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when it garnered 17 percent of the votes, up from 4 percent in the 2011 Assembly polls.

    But the BJP in Bengal, thanks largely due to Sinha, who not only lacks charisma but also leadership skills, suffered a huge setback in the polls to civic bodies across the state a few months ago.

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    Sinha will cease to be the president from next month. He has already served two terms and is not eligible to contest in the organizational polls slated for next month. The BJP’s Bengal minder, Kailash Vijayvargiya, has clearly stated that a month from now, the BJP in Bengal will get a new chief. This has enthused party workers and supporters who are hopeful that Ganguly would be given a bigger role in the party.

    Ganguly is one of the handful of recognizable faces in the state BJP. And over the past few months, she has amply demonstrated her connect with the masses. Be it hitting the streets to protest various acts of omission and commission of the Mamata Banerjee government or to distribute relief to flood-affected people, Ganguly has been actively involved in various issues.

    This, as opposed to the current party-state leadership, which does little more than hold press conferences and issue press statements from the comfort of the party office.

    “Initially, people had thought I will be a glam quotient in the BJP, but I have joined politics not to make a career out of it, but to improve the lot of the people of Bengal,” says Ganguly.

    Her entry into politics reflects her career as an actor. Growing up in a joint family in Kolkata, Ganguly recollects she never dreamed of becoming an actor. “I always wanted to be an architect. I fulfil that dream of mine today by doing up the interiors of my house and those of my friends,” she says. “I never knew how to act, I had never participated even in a play in school. But once I found myself in front of the camera, I gave it all that I had.”

    Similarly, she was never attracted towards politics. “There were no discussions about politics at home and I never participated in even student politics. I was a front-bencher and a good student. I started getting offers from political parties to join them since 1993. Some senior BJP leaders had been asking me to join the party for a few years now. I ultimately made up my mind and prior to my joining the party on January 4 this year, I had been preparing my BJP workers and supporters in West Bengal. After all, I also had to fulfil all my film commitments before taking this step.”

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    Ganguly says that had she not belonged to Bengal, she would never have joined politics. “I grew up in a middle-class home full of doctors and engineers. Our lifestyle was simple, but we had enough of everything. But the poverty of a vast majority of people in Bengal, and many who do not have enough, always troubled me. And then there has been misrule and bad governance ever since the CPM came to power. The CPM never practiced what it preached and the Left rule benefitted only a few. People had high hopes about Mamata Banerjee, but she has let the state down badly. Thus, I felt compelled to join politics and become a change agent. BJP is the only hope for Bengal now.”

    She demonstrated she was no pushover while campaigning for the municipal polls in April this year. One incident catapulted her into the limelight. On the evening of April 14, she went to address a small street corner meeting in South Kolkata, barely 400 metres from Mamata Banerjee’s residence and 300 metres from a police station. Once she reached the spot where her party workers had erected a small stage, a posse of Trinamool hoodlums arrived and started tearing down BJP banners and flags that had been put up on the stage.

    Ganguly rushed on to the stage and not only prevented the Trinamool goons from doing any more damage but also snatched away her party flags that they had taken. When the thugs turned on her, she stood her ground even though she was pushed and verbally abused.

    The windscreen of her SUV was smashed and people trying to record the incident, including some reporters, were assaulted. The police arrived soon and defused the situation.

    She not only displayed her spunk, but also her leadership qualities a little while later when, hearing of the attack on her, a large number of agitated party workers arrived on bikes and wanted to gherao the police station. “I went to them, I held their hands and told them that the cops saved me and instead of laying siege on the thana, they should thank the policemen. They did exactly that”
     
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    Draupadi now the face of Bengal Bhajpa. Rather apt.
     
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    Rupa Ganguli's proactive actions has endeared her to BJP supporters and sympathisers, however Rahul Sinha has destoyed whatever momentum BJP had achieved during and after Loksabha Election. Further, except her there's no other recognisable face of BJP (forget Babul Supriyo, worthless chap) who can rally the supporters anyhow.

    However, as a Bengali, I don't want BJP to nominate her as president. It is because, MAmata needs to go, and BJP splitting anti-TMC votes from Lefts, will only help keeping her in power. Lefts will be bad, but another 5 years of TMC will destroy the state from beyond any chance of near future recovery.
     

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