Shuvendu has proved her worth by defeating Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. The BJP team also put their trust in him. BJP’s Shuvendu Adhikari was elected Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly.
Kolkata: There was no skilled organizer. Shuvendu has proved his worth by defeating Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. The team also put their trust in him. BJP’s Shuvendu Adhikari was elected Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly.
The BJP held a meeting at the party’s Hastings office on the day of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet swearing in at the Raj Bhavan. The meeting was attended by the central leadership of the BJP. Mukul Roy had earlier said that he was not in the race to become the Leader of the Opposition due to his age. After discussing all aspects, the party sealed the name of Shuvendu Adhikari.
On the other hand, the BJP was hoping for change in the state. But, the dream did not come true. However, the Gerua camp has increased its seats a lot compared to last time. In 2016, the BJP got three seats. This time it has increased to 6. The Left-Congress-ISF united front fell face down. So the main opposition party in the state is now the BJP.
In this situation, the speculation of electing the Leader of the Opposition from Mukul-Shuvendu started. The BJP’s parliamentary party is meeting at the party office in Hastings today to discuss the issue. Central leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, central general secretary Bhupinder Yadav and state BJP president Dilip Ghosh were present there. Shuvendu’s name is correct in the discussion.
Meanwhile, after being elected as the Leader of the Opposition, Shuvendu expressed his excitement by tweeting. “I am overwhelmed to be nominated by the party as the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly. Many thanks to the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party for believing in me. I am responsible for protecting the rights and interests of the people of Bengal,” he wrote.
বিধানসভায় বিরোধী দলনেতা হিসাবে দল কর্তৃক মনোনীত হয়ে আমি আপ্লুত।
আমার প্রতি বিশ্বাস রাখার জন্য ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টির নেতৃত্বকে অসংখ্য ধন্যবাদ।
— Suvendu Adhikari • শুভেন্দু অধিকারী (@SuvenduWB) May 10, 2021