India, Politics, West Bengal

Party doesn’t have enough winnable candidates in Bengal: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata: Bhartiya Janata Party’ West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday said that the party does not have enough candidates who can secure win for BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state.

“We have party leaders and workers who are working very hard. We had given them tickets in panchayat and assembly polls. But for fighting the Lok Sabha polls, we don’t have enough candidates who can put up a fight and win the elections,” Ghosh was quoted as saying by PTI.

“There is no such thing in our party. If someone wants to come and join our party to be part of our development process, how can we stop it,” Ghosh said when asked about whether resentment was seen in the party after various leaders defected to join.

On Thursday, Trinamool Congress strongman and Bhatpara MLA Arjun Singh joined the BJP. The legislator was miffed with the Trinamool leadership as he was denied a Lok Sabha ticket from Barrackpore parliamentary constituency, presently represented by Dinesh Trivedi.

Earlier, Trinamool Congress announced its list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The party has decided to field 41 percent woman an increment from last Lok Sabha elections where the party had 35 percent female candidates.

Elections in West Bengal is slated to take place across the seven phases, the result of which will be declared on 23 May.

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