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‘Substandard bunch with no political insight’: Tathagata goes after Bengal BJP leadership again

Tathagata Roy slams Kailash Vijayvargiya, Dilip Ghosh, Shiv Prakash & Arvind Menon for Bengal poll results, said they had dragged names of PM Modi & Amit Shah through the mud.

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New Delhi: Continuing his rant against BJP’s defeat in the West Bengal Assembly election, BJP leader and former Tripura and Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy has once again blamed the senior party leadership of the state for the poll debacle, and also slammed them for “dragging the names of Prime Minister and Home Minister through mud”.

In a series of tweets posted Thursday, Roy named BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh, National Joint General Secretary Shiv Prakash, and Co-incharge of West Bengal Arvind Menon and said these four have “heaped the worst possible insults on ideologically driven BJP workers and devout RSS workers”.

Roy, known for his controversial Twitter posts, said the “Kailash-Dilip-Shiv-Arvind (KDSA) foursome” sitting in West Bengal BJP headquarters gave party tickets to “incoming garbage from Trinamool”.

He also called them “a substandard, uninspired, mercenary bunch of people with no political insight”.

“Education up to class VIII and a fitter mistri’s certificate. What do you expect? (sic)” Roy posted.

The former Bengal BJP chief also accused the state party leaders living in “7-star hotels”, of having “no analytical abilities” and “no sense of Bengali sensitivities”.

Roy said “devout RSS workers”, who have been relentlessly working for the party since 1980s, are now facing the “the worst persecution from Trinamoolis”, but the ‘KDSA’ are just trying to draw comfort from having raised BJP’s tally from three to 77.

Roy said he now anticipates two exoduses from the state BJP — first, of whose who came from Trinamool, and the second, of the old ‘karyakartas‘.

“And that [the second exodus] will be the end of the party in West Bengal,” he warned.

In a separate post later, Roy said he has been asked by the party’s top leadership to “come to Delhi as soon as possible”.

‘Politically stupid’ actors

After the defeat of BJP in the state, Roy had slammed the BJP’s election management team for giving electoral tickets to “film and TV actors who never had anything to do with politics”.

He called out several actors-turned-BJP nominees such as Parno Mitra, Srabanti Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar who lost from Baranagar, Behala West and Behala East constituencies, respectively.

Calling them “politically stupid”, he pointed out how they had gone on a steamer trip with TMC’s “playboy-politician Madan Mitra” less than a month before the election and even “shot selfies with him”.

The former governor often courts controversy due to his tweets.

In 2018, Roy sparked a controversy after he tweeted about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and “slaughter of innocents (except Muslims)”. He was criticised for his comments and deleted the tweet later.

In 2019, while he was the governor of Meghalaya, Roy had supported a call to “boycott everything Kashmiri” and stop visiting Kashmir and the Amarnath shrine for two years. He was also criticised for his anti-Bengali tweets in which he said the greatness of Bengalis was long gone and that Bengalis were either “sweeping floors” or working as “bar dancers” in Mumbai.

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