Roy was trying to say that he would stop attacking the state leadership for the time being as his criticism led to an embarrassment to the party, the sources said.
The difference in opinion among BJP’s Bengal outfit state functionaries has surfaced following growing rebellion within the party cadre.
Elections to more than 100 civic bodies including municipal corporations of Kolkata and Howrah have been due for a long time, primarily because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
State BJP vice-president Pratap Banerjee said that in the past 10 years under Trinamool COngress rule only in 2011 the municipal election was held in a free and fair manner.
BJP's claims of rise in vote share in Bengal desperate attempt to put lid on electoral reverses: TMC
The BJP is trying to boost the morale of its workers in West Bengal through such statements, but the "efforts will go in vain", TMC MP Sougata Roy said.
Alleging that in certain booths, the number of votes secured by the BJP was less than that of the voters in the families of saffron party leaders and workers, Adhikari wondered how this had happened.
BJP leader Tathagata Roy on Sunday asserted that he will continue to play the role of his party's conscience-keeper.
BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh tweeted that the TMC government, "which claims to be pro-people", has its task cut out to reduce VAT imposed by it on petroleum products.
Barring its abject defeat in West Bengal, the BJP and its allies were on song elsewhere in the east and the northeast where bypolls were held on October 30.
Jaiprakash Majumdar, the saffron party's state vice-president, said TMC's attempts to make a mark at the national level smacks off "insanity, indiscretion and childishness".
Sabyasachi Dutta joined the state's ruling party at TMC secretary general and cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee's room in the Assembly, in the presence of other leaders.
Banerjee has accused DVC of releasing excess water from its barrages after the heavy rains last week without information during the night.
The resignation came a day after BJP sent him show-cause notice for speaking against the party’s Raiganj MP and former Union minister Debasree Chaudhuri.
The tone and tenor of Mamata’s appeal are said to be a reflection of his desperation to win the by-election.
The BJP in Bengal is bracing to groom new generation of leadership with a focus on leaders who can match the street power of the ruling Trinamool Congress.