Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his party members to keep a check that BJP does not get involved in name-calling campaigning and to ensure that the campaigning goes positive ahead of the elections in West Bengal.
He held a committee meeting with his party’s senior leaders at BJP headquarters on Thursday where he urged the party leaders to make sure that the campaign narrative is not impaired, said the sources.
“The Prime Minister asked us not to indulge in name-calling or negativity to counter the diatribe against the party and its leaders from the ruling TMC. He asked each one of us to see to it that the BJP’s campaign is civilised,” told a senior leader of the party who was present in the meeting.
“He wanted us to give him the real picture, our limitations and drawbacks in the campaign so far. He asked to brief him honestly. He asked us to speak about the drawbacks before we talk about the advantages and the gains we have made so far,” the leader said further.
BJP also finalized a list of final candidates for the 38 seats on which the polling will be conducted in first phase in Bengal on March 27.
“With each seat important, if an MP is a sure winner in a particular seat, why should he or she not be fielded?” a party leader asked as no party MP is contesting in the first of elections in the state.
However, party’s senior leader Mukul Roy, who joined BJP after quitting TMC in 2017, has not been allowed to contest. He is currently a vice –president in the party and is very desirous to contest these polls. .