Now, Bengal BJP chief backs Mamata govt

Now, Bengal BJP chief backs Mamata govt

Dilip Ghosh

A day after he embarrassed BJP central leadership by batting for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as most suitable Prime Minister candidate from the state, party state president Dilip Ghosh said he supported Trinamool Congress (TMC) government for opposing the countrywide trade union strike from today.

“We will support the government which opposes the strike and fulfills its duty. The Centre also is opposed to this strike. We want work culture in the country and none should hinder development,” Ghosh told journalists in Kharagpur in West Medinipur district.
Dubbing the strike call as “negative politics”, Ghosh said those indulging in such politics have been rejected by the people.

“Those people (who gave call for strike) are against the development of the country. People will not support the strike,” said Ghosh.

Bengali PM

On Sunday Ghosh had said Banerjee has the best chance to become the PM from Bengal. He also said that former chief minister of Bengal, the late Jyoti Basu, could not become Prime Minister because of  CPI(M)’s objection. 

“Pranab Mukherjee became the first Bengali President and now it is time to have the first Bengali Prime Minister,” said Ghosh.