The BJP central leadership on Tuesday (November 17) appointed five central observers in West Bengal to look after the party’s organisation.

At a crucial organisational meeting, the BJP decided that the state would be divided into five organisational zones, each under the control of a central leader.

According to BJP sources, Sunil Deodhar would look after the Medinipur zone while Vinod Sonkar would be in charge of the Rarh Bongo zone. 

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BJP national general secretary Harish Dwivedi will be in charge of the North Bengal zone, while the Kolkata Zone will be under national general secretary Dushyant Kumar Gautam. Vinod Taorey will be in charge of the Nabadwip zone.

Deodhar played a key role in ending the Left Front rule in Tripura in 2018, while Gautam contributed to the party’s success in Madhya Pradesh. Sonkar has successfully managed the party’s organisation during the Uttar Pradesh elections.

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The party decided that its national IT Cell chief Amit Malviya, who was recently appointed a co-observer in Bengal, would head the state IT Cell. BL Santosh will spend more time in Bengal to chalk out the party’s strategies in districts.

After the meeting, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, “A detailed and time-bound list of party programmes and agitations on specific issues has been prepared. The agitations will continue till December for now. Our central leadership is preparing the roadmap of the party.”