January 2018 \ Interviews \ Political Interview
“Bengal has to be part of the development sweeping India”

Mr Babul Supriyo who took charge as Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in July 2016—two years into the present term of the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government...

West Bengal which has never had a BJP Government must be one of the key states where the party is concentrating. BJP was able to breach Assam after so many years of Congress rule. What is your outlook for Bengal for 2021?

We feel in order to bring sab ka saath, sab ka vikas we need to reach good governance to Indians who reside in different parts of the country. BJP itself needs to grow and needs to establish and consolidate its position in states that have remained deprived. In Bengal, the rule has been pretty much tyrannical—whether it was Marxism, or in the name of change that of TMC which has gone on to make things horribly worse. So it is our duty to ensure governance and proper nurturing of people. Our ambition is clear, and we would really want Bengalis to get good service, good governance under BJP leadership. We are very confident that given the mood of people in Bengal, we should be able to do significantly well not only in 2019 (Lok Sabha elections), but probably will reach our goal in forming our Government in the state in 2021.