All 18 MPs to campaigns for civic polls in Bengal: BJP leadership diktat

The party already formed a 57-member panel comprising 18 MPs, 10 MLAs who will work under the leadership of senior leader Mukul Roy.

Published: 09th February 2020 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2020 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

Union Minister Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo | PTI)

KOLKATA: The BJP’s national leadership has asked all its 18 MPs to participate and lead campaigns in municipal areas in their respective constituencies before the civic polls in Bengal which is scheduled to be held in April-May this year. 

The party’s elected representatives in the Lok Sabha have been asked to consider the municipal election as a preamble of the saffron camp’s ‘Mission Bengal’ in 2021 assembly polls and hit the roads to secure the candidates’ victory.

The party already formed a 57-member panel comprising 18 MPs, 10 MLAs who will work under the leadership of senior leader Mukul Roy. In a meeting on Friday, the committee conveyed the message from the party’s national leadership.

“The MPs could not be present in the meeting because of the ongoing Lok Sabha session. But we have conveyed the message from Delhi that the civic poll should be treated as mini-assembly poll ahead of the crucial 2021 assembly elections. The MPs and other committee members have been asked to attend the next two meetings which will be held on February 14 and 15,’’ said a BJP leader.

Elaborating on what prompted the party to engage its MPs in poll campaigns, the leader said, “Our party workers think the BJP is not interested in the elections of the local civic bodies and as a result they do not act in full swing. But this is not true. This is why we will use our MPs to organise intense poll campaigns. This time we will go for an all-out electoral battle with other political forces in the civic polls as it is the first election after CAA and the last one before the state assembly polls.’’

Stay up to date on all the latest The Sunday Standard news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp