Roy questioned as to why tickets were given to 'politically stupid' celebrity candidates, who went on a steamer trip with Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra less than a month before the elections.
"Film and TV actors who never had anything to do with politics, let alone BJP, were handed tickets by BJP's election management team.
In the past five years, the state BJP leadership did not make any attempt to strengthen the party base.
The latter held meetings with the state leadership and never insisted that organisation in Bengal should be strengthened.
In 2021, the central leadership took over and the state leaders had been assigned only to receive and see off the central leadership, the party insiders said.
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