Operation Kamal in reverse gear in West Bengal?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) takes delight in being a cadre-based political organisation. Analysts credit score this cadre-base and inherent self-discipline behind fewer cases of exodus from the BJP to different events. However, experiences from West Bengal recommend that the scenario might be totally different right here.

In the run as much as the West Bengal Assembly election, the BJP turned a lodge for Trinamool Congress (TMC) dissidents. More than 30 leaders from the TMC crossed over to the BJP, which generated sufficient waves in the election pool of West Bengal that led many to imagine that the celebration can be successful its closing frontier in the east.

But Mamata Banerjee got here in the way in which of the BJP’s election juggernaut like a cyclone rising from the Bay of Bengal. She created a pro-incumbency wave that left the BJP bruised and battered. Now, it appears she is eyeing to see the BJP damaged in Bengal.

A reverse Operation Kamal is on the anvil in West Bengal. Several BJP leaders who crossed over from the TMC forward of the meeting election are reaching out to the West Bengal Chief Minister or anybody near her searching for rehabilitation, nearly unconditionally.

Many of them are MLAs. The TMC has claimed that of 77 MLAs who received the West Bengal Assembly election on the BJP tickets had been desperate to return to their mother-fold. They search forgiveness from Mamata Banerjee for becoming a member of the BJP, which ignored its cadres hoping that TMC turncoats may win it energy in West Bengal.

Among the large names imagined to be planning their ghar-wapasi is Mukul Roy, the vice-president of the BJP. He had joined the BJP in 2017 and was made the celebration’s vice-president inside a really quick time because the management eyed beneficial returns in the West Bengal Assembly election.

Mukul Roy received the meeting election from Krishnanagar Uttar seat in the Nadia district of West Bengal. He triggered the hypothesis of going again to the TMC after Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee paid a visit to the hospital where his wife was admitted for therapy of Covid-19.

Mukul Roy acquired a name from Prime Minister Narendra Modi inquiring about Bengal MLA’s spouse’s well being the subsequent morning. This occurred final week.

Meanwhile, the previous Railway Minister skipped a gathering in Kolkata on Tuesday known as by Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, who has been on the receiving finish after the celebration’s drubbing by the hands of Mamata Banerjee’s TMC in the meeting election. he had missed one other assembly of BJP legislators known as by Dilip Ghosh on May 7.

In the absence from Dilip Ghosh-called meeting, Mukul Roy was joined by Bengal BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya and one other heavyweight chief, Rajib Banerjee. Like Mukul Roy, Shamik Bhattacharya and Rajib Banerjee had joined the BJP crossing over from the TMC.

Suvendu Adhikari, the brand new poster boy of the BJP in Bengal for having defeated Mamata Banerjee in the meeting election, was additionally absent from the assembly known as by Dilip Ghosh. But he was in Delhi for 2 days over which he met BJP president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah after which Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

‘Informed rumours’ from Bengal have it that these three might be a part of the large ‘Reverse Operation Kamal’ that the TMC is eyeing to hold out. The ‘rumour’ will get gas from the not-so-secret previous rivalry between Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari since their TMC days.

Operation Kamal is an unofficial identify given to large-scale defection of MLAs from rival events to the BJP. The identify gained recognition from such cases in Karnataka through the years. Observers of Bengal politics imagine that Mamata Banerjee is making an attempt her palms at a recent canvas portray her new political picture for rivals in the BJP.

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