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Bid on to project Roy’s scion as Silchar MLA candidate

SILCHAR, August 1: With Kabindra Purakayasth’s son Kanad Purkayastha tightening his grip over the Cachar district BJP, a group of BJP supporters of both the district as well as the State are trying to bring Dr Rajdeep Roy, son of late Bimalangshu Roy, into direct politics in Cachar district.
Party MLA Parimal Suklavaidya told this correspondent of The Sentinel that the decision to bring Dr Roy into the party was approved by senior leaders like Narayan Barkatoky, Indramoni Bora, V Satish and Harendra Pratap while attending the last ritual of Bimalangshu Roy, who died in Kolkata on July 1. He said they expressed their willingness of Rajdeep joining active politics.
The group is ready to project Dr Roy, who is practising as an orthopedic doctor in a private nursing home in Kolkata, as the next BJP candidate for the Silchar seat in 2011.
Former MP and former State president Barkataky informed this correspondent that he would personally raise the issue in the State committee meeting as the party needs young and educated leaders like Rajdeep.
Dr Roy admitted he has been offered candidature by a group of State and district-level party leaders while talking over telephone to this correspondent of The Sentinel. He said: “I will take the final decision after consulting with my mother and two brothers.”
Sources said district president Uday Shankar Goswami and national executive member Kaushik Rai personally met Dr Roy and got his party membership renewed. Rai said that there was a vacuum in the party leadership in Cachar after the sudden death of Roy and that his son would be a better choice to fill up the vacuum. Suklavaidya also supported the opinion of Rai.
Dr Roy said: “My father told us that before joining politics, one should, at first establish oneself professionally. One must not desire or expect anything from politics.”
It is to be noted that, Bimalangshu Roy was instrumental in modernization of the Nari Shiksha Sevasram, a charitable hospital. And, therefore, Ajit Bhattacharjee maintained that Rajdeep should now take over the charge of the hospital as he being a London- returned orthopedic could serve the people of the locality and join politics as well. (Source - Sentinel)

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