Kailash call for ' josh ' in Bengal BJP

BJP Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya today told the party's state unit that it lacked the josh (drive) seen in other states where the party wants to come to power, said leaders who attended a state committee meeting.

By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta
  • Published 15.10.17
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Calcutta, Oct. 14: BJP Bengal minder Kailash Vijayvargiya today told the party's state unit that it lacked the josh (drive) seen in other states where the party wants to come to power, said leaders who attended a state committee meeting.

According to the sources, the BJP national general secretary also asked the Bengal unit to be serious about curbing infighting. They said Vijayvargiya instructed the local leaders to broaden their mind and actively involve those switching over to the BJP from other parties.

"I do not see in you the kind of josh I see in other states where the BJP wants to come to power. Kerala, for instance. Our people there have been displaying exemplary josh and it shows from the increasing organisational strength," Vijayvargiya was quoted as saying at the meeting.

"You have to bring josh to the table. Without it, there will never be any progress," he reportedly added.

Vijayvargiya, the sources said, went on to address the problem of infighting, which has been hurting the party's growth in the state.

"Infighting is something that the state leadership has to tackle with seriousness. That seriousness has to be developed, he told us," said a state BJP functionary.

Asserting the importance of "magnanimity", Vijayvargiya urged the state unit to do more to be inclusive towards those coming from other parties.

" Dil bara kijiye (broaden your mind). Without a broad mind, you will never even come close to seizing power," he was quoted as saying.

"He asked us to make those who are coming from outside feel at home. To give them work, give them roles, give them a sense of belonging. Otherwise, there will never be any organic growth, he said," said a source.