KOLKATA: Actress-turned-BJP Leader Roopa Ganguly on Thursday said her assignment to Rajya Sabha has given her “a stage to raise a few issues concerning West Bengal in Parliament”.
“I didn’t join the BJP with the trust of getting a post. This assignment to Rajya Sabha is an or more and I am appreciative to President Pranab Mukherjee for it. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given us various motivations to battle against her legislature. Presently, I have a stage to raise a few issues which need prompt consideration,” she said.
Ms Ganguly on Thursday was congratulated by West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and the leaders of the party’s women’s wing at the state BJP headquarters.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ghosh said, “It is a proud moment for the state BJP leadership that another leader from West Bengal has been nominated to Rajya Sabha. With Ms Ganguly, we now have two Rajya Sabha MPs from the state.”
On-screen character turned-BJP Leader George Baker is the other Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal. Previous state BJP chief and the Party’s national secretary Rahul Sinha, , claimed he was not invited to the felicitation ceremony.
“It is good news that she (Ganguly) has been nominated to Rajya Sabha. However, I was not invited to the felicitation ceremony. It seems, we have lost importance as the party is doing well. We will be given importance again when the party goes through a difficult phase,” Mr Sinha said.