By means of PTI
KOLKATA: In a big embarrassment to BJP, Union Minister of State for Ports, Transport and Waterways Shantanu Thakur, and a pacesetter of the politically robust Matua group has give up all WhatsApp teams of the birthday party’s state unit.
Thakur, the union minister of state for transport Tuesday informed newshounds “It sort of feels the state BJP management does now not assume we (Matuas) have crucial function throughout the group.”
He additionally questioned if he was once of any significance to the BJP state unit to any extent further.
Thakur, who refused to mention the rest, didn’t take telephone calls via PTI.
His stance at the side of the transfer via 5 BJP MLAs previous ultimate month to give up birthday party WhatsApp teams puts a query mark over their long term plan of action, stated analysts.
The 40-year-old baby-kisser is the Sanghadhipati, All India Matua Mahasangha, an influential Matua group frame.
The Matuas who shape probably the most greatest teams within the state’s border districts of North and South 24 Parganas, Nadia and in different places have lately been break up of their balloting intentions between the BJP and the TMC.
The scheduled caste group has substantial clout in a minimum of 4 Lok Sabha seats and 30-40 meeting seats and has sizable following in neighboring Bangladesh too.
The Bongaon MP had a couple of days again voiced his reservation towards omission of a few MLAs of the Matua group within the reconstituted BJP state and district committees.
He had, alternatively, stated he remained unswerving to the birthday party.
Reacting to the advance, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar stated “We can kind out any false impression with Shantanu Thakur.
He’s very a lot part of the BJP circle of relatives.
” When requested to remark, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy informed newshounds that the BJP had used Matua group for its personal electoral features.
“But it surely (BJP) was once now not fascinated with their actual building.
It’s transparent now,” he added.
Over per week in the past 5 BJP MLAs – Mukutmoni Adhikari, Subrata Thakur, Ambica Roy, Asok Kirtania and Asim Sarkar had expressed their displeasure over their omission from the state birthday party committee and left the WhatsApp staff of MLAs of the saffron birthday party.
Adhikari had stated that the aspirations of the folk of his constituency is probably not fulfilled via the newly shaped BJP state committee.
Ambica Roy had, alternatively, expressed his need to rejoin the BJP WhatsApp staff on December 27, two days after quitting it and stated he would kind out any distinction with the birthday party.
The group was once wooed via the ruling TMC within the state and BJP alike sooner than the state election and High Minister Narendra Modi had even visited Orakandi, the ancestral village of the sect’s founder Harichand Thakur right through his March 2021 talk over with to Bangladesh.