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BJP to rope in Muslim leaders from Trinamool

kolkata Updated: Dec 29, 2014 14:06 IST
Bibhas Bhattacharyya

Encouraged by the joining of Muslims from Trinamool and other parties across the state, state BJP leaders have directed its district party leaders to maintain liaison with disgruntled Trinamool Muslim leaders across the state.

District leaders have claimed that already they have formed relationship with several such leaders of Trinamool.

“Several Trinamool leaders from minority community have contacted us and many of them have already taken online membership of our party. For example, disgruntled leaders from Sankarail, Domjur and Bauria have contacted us and many of taken membership,” said Debanjal Chatterjee, the vice-president of Howrah BJP party.

“During the Left regime, these leaders fought against CPI(M) on behalf of Trinamool and after Mamata Banerjee came to power, all these leaders with their followers have been sidelined,” the vice president of Howrah BJP said.

Shakil Ansari, state president of BJP’s Minority Morcha, confirmed they have asked the leaders of districts across the state to maintain liaison with the Muslim leaders of Trinamool and said the names of all the leaders who took membership of their party would be divulged on March 31 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ficially announces it.

“Prior to the last state assembly election, Mamata Banerjee promised a lot for the minority community but after she came to power she did nothing. The Indian Muslim community has understood that only BJP can bring development for their community totally and accordingly Muslims are leaning towards us in several districts as Malda, Murshidabad and South 24-Parganas and other districts where Muslims live in a large numbers,” Ansari said.

On November 20, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s argument for continuing reconversion and a day after, a large number of Muslims have joined BJP in Howrah. Rahul Sinha, state BJP president, said several people from the Muslim community are all set to join BJP.

“Not only in Howrah, even at Dhulian and Sagardighi in Murshidabad, thousands of Muslims are set to join our party. Muslims in Bengal know that we are not against them. We want their welfare and development like that of Hindu, Christan and other communities. The trend of Muslim to join BJP will not only continue but will increase by thousands,” Rahul Sinha, the BJP state president, said earlier.