BJP MLA defies party chief JP Nadda’s recommendation, demands division of West Bengal | India News

Kolkata: Notwithstanding BJP nationwide president J P Nadda’s recommendation to party leaders to chorus from commenting on the division of West Bengal, its Kurseong MLA Bishnu Prasad Sharma Friday reiterated his demand for separation of Darjeeling hills from the state. Facing flak from the ruling TMC over repeated demands of the division of West Bengal by a bit of BJP legislators, Nadda had Thursday urged party leaders to chorus from talking on the difficulty.

“The place from the place I come has been disadvantaged since Independence. Hence, I would like its separation from Bengal. Yesterday additionally, I had stated the identical factor, and I’d proceed to say it,” Sharma stated.

The BJP state management unexpectedly distanced itself from Sharma’s feedback, asserting that the party isn’t in favour of West Bengal’s division.

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“We don’t desire division of the state, however we really feel there’s want for improvement of the North Bengal area,” BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya stated.

Sharma had on Thursday stoked the demand for bifurcation of West Bengal.

Last 12 months, too, he had written to Nadda over the difficulty, asking the party management to honour its promise of a everlasting political answer to the Gorkhaland statehood demand.

BJP’s Alipurduar MP John Barla and legislators of Matigara-Naxalbari and Dabgram-Phulbari seats have additionally demanded {that a} union territory be carved out of the North Bengal district.

The Trinamool Congress, nonetheless, has accused the BJP of attempting to fan separatism within the state.

“Our chief minister has clearly stated there will probably be no division of West Bengal. We won’t ever permit partition of the state,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee stated.


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