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Tathagata Projects Self As Bengal CM

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Expressing his desire to make a comeback into West Bengal’s politics ahead of the state assembly elections, veteran BJP leader and current Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday said he is willing to accept whatever role the party gives him ahead of the 2021 polls.

“If my party decides that I am a fit candidate for the post of chief minister, I shall consider it,” Tathagata Roy told India Today TV. The 74-year old former president of Bengal BJP said he has already expressed himself before the party’s central leadership and awaits a decision.

“My wanting to get back to West Bengal politics is nothing newI always wanted to be in active politics. I never wanted to be a governor. I have expressed it to my party’s central leadership as my tenure gets over. But due to the coronavirus situation, I’m stuck here (in Shillong),” Roy, whose term as Meghalaya Governor has been extended, said.

His comments come at a time when speculations are rife within Bengal BJP circles about a leadership crisis. “I don’t know if there is a crisis and I will not comment anything about a crisis,” Tathagata Roy said.

Describing his recent remarks about Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh as “light-hearted comment” Roy said, “Him playing golf is an admirable thingA pracharak from a rural background has come up to playing golf is a wonderful thing !”

Courtesy – IndiaToday

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