BJP changes leadership of Minority Morcha, Shah Alam replaces Md Shah Paranuddin
By Our Correspondent
Agartala, May 13, 2022
The ruling BJP is effecting major organizational reshuffle to strengthen the party, keeping in view the upcoming assembly elections. As part of the initiative BJP’s Minority Morcha chief Md Shah Paranuddin has been removed from his post to make way for ex-Congressman Shah Alam of Sonamura who had once put up a strong fight against the then chief minister Manik Sarkar in the assembly election of 2003 as Congress candidate. Shah Paranuddin’s removal follows his dissenting letter to the state party president Dr Manik Saha against the appointment of Tapas Bhattacharjee as chairman of minority development corporation in an unprecedented manner . This chairman of this corporation had always been drawn from among minority leaders and persons and Shah Paranuddin had objected to this appointment. But since democratic and principled dissent is never tolerated in the state BJP under one-man show Shah Paranuddin had to pay the price and make way for Shah Alam as Minority Morcha chief .
Apart from this, the state BJP leadership have made several other changes, as part of which, Tinku Roy has been appointed as ‘Pravari’ for ‘Juba Morcha’ in Unakoti district and at the state level, Papiya Dutta has been made the ‘Pravari’ for south district as well as state ‘Mahila Morcha’, Rajiv Bhattacharjee has been made the ‘Pravari’ for Sipahijala and north Tripura districts, Rebati Mohan Das, former speaker, has been made the Pradesh ‘Pravari’ of SC morcha, MP Rebati Tripura has been made the ‘Pravari’ for Dhalai district. But the most interesting is the case of Kisore Barman who had been brought to Tripura after his sterling performance in West Bengal elections last year to become the state president but he has been appointed as ‘Pravari’ for Sadar organizational district and state level Kisan Morcha. The BJP’s central leadership as well as the RSS are strangely silent over the insignificant position to which Kisore Barman has been relegated in spite of his organizational talent and proven competence.