FOR all those who desire to enter Parliament, the BJP has become the new breeding centre. People from all walks of life are aspiring to be candidates in the 2019 parliamentary elections. And many are looking at West Bengal. This is not surprising as the BJP does not have candidates for all 42 parliamentary and 295 assembly seats in the State. This has created an opportunity for opportunist and uncouth young boys who have somehow managed to penetrate the system of BJP and Amit Shah. Some of these young boys, who hail from Bihar, Odisha and eastern UP, have located parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal and are regularly visiting the area. As these boys already have access to the BJP’s central office through its many departments, they pose as central office representatives which gives them an edge and access to the negligible leadership. Some of these boys have also rented accommodation in Kolkata. To get further, some have even hired the services of Bangla language teacher to be able influence the voters by claiming themselves as local politician. So, if you don’t have any seat to contest and are eager to enter the BJP bandwagon, rush to West Bengal and choose a constituency, who knows you may be an MP soon!
VOL. 12 | ISSUE 1 | APRIL 2018