BJP woos West Bengal leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, says party willing to accept 'big leaders'

BJP's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said that the party leadership would be more than happy to accept heavyweight politicians like state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury if they are willing to join his party.

IANS May 18, 2017 07:28:10 IST
BJP woos West Bengal leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, says party willing to accept 'big leaders'

Kolkata: BJP's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said that the party leadership would be more than happy to accept heavyweight politicians like state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury if they are willing to join his party.

"Adhir Chowdhury is a big leader. He is an older politician than me. Our party would be more than happy to accept a leader like him, or for that matter anyone, who is willing to join us to counter the corruption and lack of governance of Trinamool Congress," Ghosh said.

BJP woos West Bengal leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says party willing to accept big leaders

Representational image. AFP

However, he claimed that the party still does not have enough space for such big leaders in the state yet.

"We still do not have enough space to fit in such big leaders at the state level. We are in the process of expanding the party," he said.

Claiming that a number of block level leaders from other political parties have joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Ghosh said they are in conversation with some high-profile leaders in the state who are interested to pitch their lot with his party.

"We have already taken several bloc level leaders in our party. Talks are on with many big leaders who have indicated their willingness to join the BJP. However, we would leave the decision to them," he added.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

West Bengal polls 2021: Relying on defectors will exacerbate existing tensions, BJP will have to reinvent itself
Politics

West Bengal polls 2021: Relying on defectors will exacerbate existing tensions, BJP will have to reinvent itself

The AIMIM foray may not amount to much in Bengal, given the distinctly Bengali identity of Bengali Muslims. Nevertheless, that will play into the equation. But BJP can't rely on Owaisi to mount a challenge to the TMC, especially with Banerjee’s latest slew of welfare schemes pulling a lot of popular heft.

West Bengal polls: TMC accuses BSF of threatening voters in border areas, lodges complaint with CEC
Politics

West Bengal polls: TMC accuses BSF of threatening voters in border areas, lodges complaint with CEC

Denying TMC's 'baseless' allegations, the Border Security Force said it is a professional border guarding force actively checking illegal infiltration and smuggling

Mamata says TMC govt is arranging free COVID vaccine for everyone in Bengal; priority will be given to healthcare workers, cops
India

Mamata says TMC govt is arranging free COVID vaccine for everyone in Bengal; priority will be given to healthcare workers, cops

Mamata's announcement of free vaccination comes ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election, which is likely to be held over April and May this year