Kolkata, Oct 30 (PTI) The BJP has decided to revamp the party’s grassroot organisation in West Bengal with an eye on the panchayat polls in the state scheduled next year.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvergiya, who is in charge of Bengal, will be meeting various leaders in the districts and chalk out a strategy for the panchayat polls.
“The work of forming new booth level committees, booth protection committees is on. It will be completed by the middle of November,” state BJP president Dilip Ghosh told PTI.
“Work is on to get new people into the party in several booths and blocks, and revamp the organisation at the grassroots. We have to ensure that we have candidates in each and every seat during the three tier rural polls,” Ghosh said.
“A road map will be prepared on how our party will counter the Trinamool Congress at the booth level. The last panchayat polls in the state had witnessed violence and TMC may resort to it again. We will chalk out a plan to counter such violence so that people can vote freely and fairly,” a senior BJP leader said.
He said Vijayvergiya will personally take stock of the ground level situation especially at the booth level and will make changes in the plan, if needed, in consultation with the state leadership.
The state leadership has prepared a list of booths according to the votes polled by the BJP in the last few elections.
“A list of booths have been prepared and it has been graded according to votes received by the party in the last few elections”, he said adding that booths where the party has faired well have been marked as Grade A.
BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu said panchayat election is of immense importance to the party.
BJP will fight the rural poll with all its strength and will try to ensure that people can vote in a free and fair way, he said.
The ruling Trinamool Congress, however, refused to give much importance to BJP in the state.
“They can do whatever they feel like. But in several elections, it has been proved again and again that people are with Mamata Banerjee and her politics of development.
“The people of this state has rejected the divisive politics of BJP,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.