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Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh calls Saumitra Khan names at news meet

He also said that the party will follow its ‘system’ and take action against the state's youth wing chief if he did not act responsibly
Dilip Ghosh

Arkamoy Datta Majumdar , Subhasish Chaudhuri   |   Calcutta   |   Published 09.07.21, 02:00 AM

High drama in Bengal BJP continued on Thursday with Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh calling his counterpart in the party’s state youth wing, Saumitra Khan, names at a news meet.

Ghosh added that the party would follow its “system” and take action against Khan if he did not act responsibly.


This comes a day after Khan, in a Facebook live session, accused the BJP MLA and Bengal’s leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari of misdirecting the party’s top leadership in Delhi and that Ghosh “doesn’t understand half the things”.

“He is a youth leader. It is normal for him to act foolishly. He has come to BJP, has been given responsibilities, he will understand…If he doesn’t become mature with age there is a system in the party to take action. There is a limit to insanity…There is always a place for jokers in politics…He is not bigger than the party…When the time comes action will be taken against him…” Ghosh said.

On Thursday, Khan used a photograph of Ghosh and Trinamul spokesperson Kunal Ghosh shaking hands as the display picture (DP) in one of his personal WhatsApp numbers. The Midnapore MP had met Kunal at a wedding. This made Ghosh furious and he asked Khan to remove the DP. Khan obliged and claimed he had no idea how it became a DP. Sources close to Khan said Khan intended to show Ghosh in poor light and was angry with the party for not making him a Union minister. “We understand he is unhappy with the party. Yet he is an MP. What he did was uncalled for,” a BJP youth wing source said.

Khan was also not present at a youth wing meeting on Thursday headed by a state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu. He had said on Wednesday that his heart was not in the job.

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