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Union minister Shantanu Thakur quits Bengal BJP WhatsApp groups

Union minister Shantanu Thakur has quit the WhatsApp groups of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s West Bengal unit, saying he had become redundant and therefore left them. “I will not say anything now. I will act when time is right,” Thakur told reporters on Tuesday.

“It seems the state BJP leadership does not think we (Matuas) have an important role within the organisation,” Thakur told mediapersons after quitting from West Bengal BJP’s WhatsApp groups.

Shantanu Thakur is the Sanghadhipati of All India Matua Mahasangha, an influential Matua community body.Union minister Shantanu Thakur quits Bengal BJP WhatsApp groups.

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The Bongaon MP had a few days back voiced his reservation against the omission of some MLAs of the Matua community in the reconstitued BJP state and district committees. He had, however, said he will be loyal to the party.

Reacting to the development, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar said, “We will sort out any misunderstanding with Shantanu Thakur. He is very much a part of the BJP parivar.” When asked to comment, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told reporters that the BJP had used Matua community for its own electoral gains.

(With inputs from agencies)

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