BJP West Bengal state president Sukanta Majumdar
BJP West Bengal state president Sukanta Majumdar

Modi's charisma would help BJP increase number of seats in Bengal: Sukanta Majumdar

He said that BJP's ground level workers strength in Bengal has increased considerably since 2014.

KOLKATA: BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar on Sunday expressed confidence that the saffron party would increase its share of seats in the state from the current 18.

While taking part in the Express Dialogues, an initiative of this newspaper, Majumdar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma would help the party transform the losing seats into winning seats.

He said that BJP's ground level workers strength in Bengal has increased considerably since 2014.

Majumdar also claimed that BJP is the only alternative before the people of West Bengal.

“In 2024, the only alternative before the people of West Bengal is the BJP," he said, adding that for more than 40 years, starting with the Left Front government, the state has not seen any substantial development when it comes to industries and as a result there was no creation of jobs.

"The need of the hour is to create more jobs for the people. Now in Bengal I see many graduates plying e rickshaws and if you interact with them you will come to know that there are no jobs," he said.

Majumdar said that Bengal needs rapid industrialisation and a clear cut industrial policy which the TMC government has failed to provide. He dubbed the TMC government as "corrupt" which was bent on misleading people.

To a question relating to the TMC sting video showing a Sandeshkhali BJP functionary admitting that many of the charges, including that of rape, were levelled following instructions from BJP leaders including Suvendu Adhikari, Majumdar replied, "It is not clear whether the video was fake or real."

Gangadhar Kayl, the BJP leader allegedly in the video, has filed a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), claiming manipulation through Artificial Intelligence (AI).

To another query, Majumdar said all the demands of the Matua community and the Gorkhas will be fulfilled by the BJP government in due course of time.

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