BJP forging alliance in WB sans CPI(M), Trinamool, Congress
With an eye to the 2011 Assembly elections in West Bengal, the BJP on Saturday said it is working to build up an alternative alliance minus the CPI(M), Trinamool and the Congress.
Kolkata: With an eye to the 2011 Assembly
elections in West Bengal, the BJP on Saturday said it is working to
build up an alternative alliance minus the CPI(M), Trinamool
and the Congress.
"We are building up a non-CPI(M), non-Trinamool, non-
Congress alliance in the state. We are hoping to have the
alliance ready before the (Durga) Pujas," BJP state president
Rahul Sinha said at the inauguration of the party`s two-day
`Chintan Baithak` here.
A lot of work has progressed in North Bengal for cobbling
up the alliance and the party will soon work on its alliance
strategy in the South Bengal districts, he said.
Stating that a new space has been created for the BJP in
West Bengal after the last Lok Sabha polls, Sinha claimed that
a large number CPI(M) activists and supporters were now coming
to the BJP.
"After the CPI(M)`s poor showing in the Lok Sabha and
municipal polls, its rowdy elements are going to the Trinamool
Congress hoping that the party will come to power. Old
Trinamool hands are annoyed at this and they are also coming
to the BJP," Sinha said.
Efforts will be made to take the alliance to the booth
level and central leaders of the BJP will tour the rural areas
of West Bengal to strengthen the alliance, Sinha said.
"A large number of people of the state are not liking
either the CPI(M), nor the Trinamool Congress. We want to tell
the people that both the CPI(M) and the Trinamool are playing
communal politics. Trinamool is also supporting the Maoists,"
Besides continuing its campaign against price rise, the
BJP will also take up the issue of closure of factories and
rising unemployment in the state and the infiltration problem
in the North Bengal districts, Sinha said.
He said matters relating to the party`s strategy for the
state Assembly elections, electoral alliances and other
organisational matters will be discussed in the two-day
BJP Mahila Morcha president Smriti Irani attended the
afternoon session of the Baithak.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley
will address the Baithak on its concluding day tomorrow, Sinha