Emboldened by its new found strength among states’s voters, BJP’s state unit has raised the demand of renaming Rajarhat New Town after Jan Sangh founder Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
Earlier, the state government had struck down the Left Front government’s proposal to rename the satellite town, built by the party, as Jyoti Basu Nagar in 2011.
The party, on the eve of a five-member BJP delegation’s visit to Sandeshkhali in South-24 Parganas, also demanded for the renaming of Bagdogra Airport in north Bengal after Mookerjee.
“It is a shame that this worthy child of Bengal has been forgotten by both the ruling party and the CPI(M),’’ said state party chief Rahul Sinha.
The five-member delegation comprising party MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, S S Ahluwalia, Babul Supriyo, senior leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Sidharth Nath Singh will visit Sandeshkhali, where a clash between BJP and TMC supporters left 20 supporters of the saffron injured, tomorrow and, later, meet chief secretary at Nabanna in the evening.
“No one should take the visit of our party’s parliamentary team visit lightly. The message is loud and clear. We will not tolerate attacks on our party workers,” BJP’s co-in-charge of party affairs in Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh said.
The delegation will also visit SSKM Hospital to meet the injured supporters.