Amit Shah JP Nadda West Bengal tour every month Mamata Banerjee Bengal assembly polls
Firmly fixing its gaze on West Bengal after the victory in Bihar, the BJP in Bengal said on Wednesday that Union Interior Minister Amit Shah and the party’s national chairman JP Nadda will visit the state every month until the end of the elections to the assembly. Elections for the 294-member West Bengal Assembly are due to take place between April and May next year. The two senior leaders of the BJP will visit the state separately each month to take stock of the party’s organization before the elections, said BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.
“Amit Shah and JP Nadda will visit the state separately every month until the assembly elections are over. The dates have not yet been finalized. Their regular visits will energize the party workers,” Ghosh told reporters.
Shah is likely to visit the state for two consecutive days a month and Nadda for three days, party sources said.
After catapulting the NDA to power after a terrific performance by the BJP, the saffron festival has made it clear that the Bengal mission is heading its next goal.
Shah, who missed the campaign in Bihar, made a two-day trip to Bengal starting on November 5 to oversee the BJP’s preparation for state elections.
BJP President JP Nadda was scheduled to accompany Shah to Bengal, but his visit was canceled the night before.
During the visit, Shah met with the relatives of a BJP worker, Madan Ghorai, allegedly killed in judicial custody last month in Patashpur, in the Purba Medinipur district, and criticized Chief Minister Mamata Banewrjee for the alleged appeasement. minorities and the deterioration of public order. He had also demanded a white paper on political assassinations in the state.
The Bengal BJP chief also lashed out at the Congress-CPI (M) alliance, saying that both parties have long been rejected by the people of the state.
“The people of West Bengal have given opportunities to Congress, the CPI (M) and the TMC. The three parties have not lived up to the expectations of the masses, which will now be met by the BJP,” he said. .
With its sights set on the elections, the BJP on Tuesday divided the state into five organizational zones and put central leaders in charge of them, party sources said.
The main leaders of the BJP Sunil Deodhar, Vinod Tawde, Dushyant Gautam, Harish Dwivedi and Vinod Sonkar have been chosen by the high command of the party to head the organizational zones of North Bengal, Rarh Banga (south-western districts), Nabadwip, Midnapore and Kolkata, they said. .
Deodhar, Tawde, Gautam and Sonkar are likely to hold party meetings in their respective areas during the day.
BJP National Secretary General Dushyant Gautam, who has taken over the Kolkata area, exudes confidence after arriving in the city that the Saffron party will come to power in the state in the assembly elections.
After having a limited presence in the politically polarized state for decades, the BJP has become the main rival of the ruling Trinamool Congress by winning 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in the 2019 general elections.
With the BJP’s strength increasing in the state in recent years, party leaders have expressed confidence that it will be able to end the 10-year rule of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the 2021 assembly elections.