Kolkata: In the recently concluded body elections in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party had organised a review meeting on the performance of the party. The review meeting was attended by state president Sukant Majumdar, Dilip Ghosh, Locket Chatterjee, Amit Malviya, Dinesh Trivedi and all the main leaders. But Suvendu Adhikari and Union Minister Shantanu Thakur, who left the TMC and joined the BJP, were not present in the meeting.
The decline in the BJP's vote share in the same body elections was to be discussed in this meeting. After winning 77 seats in the 2021 assembly elections, the BJP's vote share in the civic body elections has seen a steep decline. State president Sukant Majumdar said the BJP's vote share came down due to the hidden alliance between the TMC and the Left parties.
Sukanta Majumdar called this hidden alliance 'fish fry.' He said, 'When TMC rigged, they give 8 votes to TMC and 2 votes to CPM. It is called fish fry jot. They are doing this deliberately to eliminate the original opposition.' According to sources, the party had said that the organization has to be strengthened at the grassroots level. Ahead of the panchayat elections to be held in 2023, the Bharatiya Janata Party aims to boost its cadres and strengthen its Mandals across the state. However, a question that was discussed everywhere was why Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari was not present in the meeting. On this Sukanta Majumdar had said that Suvendu Adhikari had informed us that he would not be able to attend the meeting due to some personal work. He had informed about this a day earlier.