• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Bengal BJP livid after state chief Dilip Ghosh finds ‘PM material’ in Mamata Banerjee

|

Kolkata, Jan 6: The BJP chief of West Bengal Dilip Ghosh on Saturday, January 5, praised state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her 65th birthday and said if any Bengali has a chance to become the prime minister of the country, it is the latter.

Bengal BJP livid after state chief Dilip Ghosh finds ‘PM material’ in Mamata Banerjee

"We want her to be fit so that she can work well. She needs to remain fit because if there is any Bengali who has the chance to be the PM from this Bengal, then she is the one," Ghosh while extending birthday wishes to her.

How dare PM teach us democracy: Mamata Banerjee

The remark of the state BJP chief has left the BJP is a deep embarrassment since the saffron party is engaged in a fight to defeat Banerjee is her own state as well as the anti-Narendra Modi front across the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections due in some months.

BJP MP from Bengal Babul Supriyo has said that Ghosh's remark has no connection with the reality and the state BJP feels such a remark when the general polls are approaching caused the party a great deal of damage. It has also been reported that a section of the party complained against Ghosh to the national president, Amit Shah.

Bengal BJP livid after state chief Dilip Ghosh finds ‘PM material’ in Mamata Banerjee

Mukul Roy, a former close aide to Banerjee who joined the BJP a few years ago, said Ghosh's remark had been distorted and that Banerjee has no capability of becoming the prime minister. A section of the media saw this as an indirect disapproval of Ghosh's statement by Roy, with whom he is considered to have a cold rivalry in the state chapter of the party.

Congress ready to accept any non-RSS person as PM candidate

Supriyo, who once had a spat with Ghosh in the open at a BJP programme, said though he also wished Banerjee over her birthday, he was not in favour of seeing a longer political career for the Trinamool Congress chief saying it would help the state as well as the country.

Jyoti Basu & Pranab Mukherjee missed the chance of becoming PM closely

No Bengali has ever become the prime minister of India. CPI(M) strongman Jyoti Basu had come closest to become the prime minister in 1996 but was pulled back by his own party which he termed as a "historic blunder". Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee was also considered to become the PM a few times but eventually he was not to be, thanks to the decisions taken by the Gandhi-dominated party.

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more