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Working behind the scenes: BJP's lesser-known go-getters in West Bengal

Barring exceptions, the "go-to" men are rooted in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its student front, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), and have since moved to the BJP organisation.

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West Bengal Assembly polls | Bharatiya Janata Party | All India Trinamool Congress

Radhika Ramaseshan  |  New Delhi 

BJP
Shishir Bajoria, an industrialist who was in the CPI(M), is an outlier to make it to the state BJP’s inner circle

Think the (BJP), West Bengal, and a few names flash in your mind: Kailash Vijayvargiya, general secretary minding the state, Mukul Roy, a former confidant of Trinamool Congress (TMC) President and now BJP vice-president, Amit Malviya, national IT and social media manager who tweets incessantly about Mamata, and Swapan Dasgupta, who last week quit his Rajya Sabha membership to fight the election from Tarakeshwar.

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First Published: Sun, March 21 2021. 20:39 IST
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