Maintaining that the BJP does not support division of Bengal, Ghosh, however, said that Barla, as people's representative in Alipurduar, was simply putting forth their demand for the state's bifurcati
Addressing a press conference in Siliguri as part of the BJP's 'Shahid Samman Yatra', Barla said he would discuss the issue at the appropriate level.
BJP did not do well in the recent Assembly polls. But around half of the 77 seats they won came from north Bengal and SC-dominated regions.
Mansukh Mandaviya, who took charge as the country's new health and family welfare minister, said he is committed to realizing Prime Minister Modi's dream of a healthy India.
Barla, one of the key architects of the BJP's making of inroads in north Bengal, had recently demanded a separate Union territory by carving out the region from the state.
Prominent tribal leader Barla was one of the key persons responsible for the BJP making inroads in the North Bengal region and had recently demanded the creation of a union territory.
The Alipurduar MP alleged that people who voted for the BJP were being denied ration and 100-days work under the job guarantee scheme.
BJP MPs John Barla and Saumitra Khan stoked a controversy by demanding a Union Territory for north Bengal districts and a separate state comprising the Junglemahal region.
BJP MP John Barla recently sought a separate union territory comprising north Bengal districts, another Lok Sabha member of the party, Saumitra Khan, raised a similar demand.
John Barla, the saffron party MP from Alipurduar, recently sparked a political debate in the state when he called for bifurcation of Bengal, drawing sharp retort from the TMC and other parties.
Saumitra Khan's demand, just like John Barla's, was, however, not endorsed by the party's state leadership, which clearly said that it was not in favour of Bengal's division.