Assembly elections are due in West Bengal next year. While the Bharatiya Janata Party will be trying to get power in the state, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC will show strength to retain power. Preparations have already started for this. Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah will make a two-day visit to West Bengal from November 5 to take stock of the party’s organizational matters ahead of the 2021 assembly elections. Party sources gave this information. It was earlier reported that JP Nadda was about to leave.
In a late-night development, West Bengal BJP General Secretary Sayantan Basu said that BJP National President JP Nadda’s scheduled visit was canceled from November 6. Basu said on Friday night, ‘JP Nadda’s visit has been canceled for the time being. It has been decided that Amit Shah will visit West Bengal from November 5 on a two-day visit. He said, ‘He is expected to visit Medinipur district on November 5 and the next day he will meet the party leaders of the state. The program has not been finalized yet.
BJP’s national general secretary and Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Shah will look into various aspects of the organization and discuss the party’s strategy for the upcoming assembly elections. He said, ‘These will be more or less indoor programs. He is likely to address a press conference in Kolkata.
Sources said that during the visit, Shah will interact with senior party leaders like Vijayvargiya, vice-president Mukul Roy and party state president Dilip Ghosh along with booth and district level leaders. However, Amit Shah addressed a digital rally for West Bengal earlier this year. This will be his first visit to the state after the lockdown caused by Corona virus infection. Shah had earlier visited West Bengal on March 1.
Significantly, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has been constantly criticizing the state government for ‘deteriorating law and order’ in the state. BJP leaders of West Bengal are also demanding imposition of President’s rule citing deterioration of law and order in the state. Dhankhar met Shah a day earlier in New Delhi and discussed the affairs of the state.