In a major decision BJP’s West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh has said that he would not contest the upcoming assembly elections and would focus on the saffron party’s campaign in the state.
Ghosh said the party had decided that election campaigns in the state would be done under the state chief’s supervision.
“My name won’t be there in the list of candidates contesting polls. Being state chief, the party has decided that poll campaigns in the state will be done under my supervision,” ANI quoted BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh as saying in New Town Kolkata.
On Sunday, BJP announced the names of 63 candidates for the third and fourth phase of elections in Bengal, including that of Union minister Babul Supriyo and former TMC leader Rajib Banerjee.
BJP had earlier released a list of 58 candidates for the first two phases of elections in Bengal.
Election to the 294-member West Bengal assembly will be held in eight phases. Voting for the first phase of the 2021 West Bengal election will be held on March 27 and for the last (eighth phase on April 27).