Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to take stock of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s organizational preparedness for the 2021 assembly election in West Bengal next year.

Amit Shah heads for Bengal to prep BJP for assembly polls

Union house minister Amit Shah will attain Kolkata this night on a two-day go to to West Bengal to take inventory of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s organizational preparedness for the 2021 state meeting election which is due in a number of months.

Buoyed by its spectacular achieve within the 2019 Lok Sabha election, by which the BJP had received 18 of the 42 parliamentary seats, the occasion is now eyeing for the West Bengal meeting.

“Shah will be landing at the Kolkata International Airport today around 8:30 pm. He has a series of meetings over the next two days before he flies back to Delhi on November 6 evening,” mentioned a senior occasion chief.

While Shah didn’t marketing campaign in Bihar for the meeting election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed greater than ten election rallies within the state since October. On October 22, Modi additionally addressed the folks of Bengal on the event of Durga Sasthi nearly sounding the ballot bugle.

“Shah will address two rallies of BJP karyakartas, covering two of the party’s five organizational zones in each meeting. While the meeting on November 5 is in Bankura, the meeting on November 6 will take place in Kolkata,” mentioned a senior chief.

BJP president JP Nadda had addressed the karyakartas of north Bengal zone throughout his go to to the state earlier than Durga Puja.

On Thursday, Shah is scheduled to pay homage to 18th century tribal chief Birsa Munda at Bankura and have lunch in a tribal household within the district. On November 6 he’s scheduled to go to the Dakhsineswar Temple and have lunch with a Matua (a Dalit inhabitants in Bengal) household at Rajarhat – New Town within the northern fringes of town. The Matuas had prolonged their assist to the BJP within the 2019 elections.

“He is also likely to hold meetings with the BSF and CRPF and has expressed his willingness to meet Padma Bhushan Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty as part of the BJPs effort to reach out to intellectuals,” mentioned the BJP chief.

Shah’s go to to the state at this stage assumes significance as a result of it’s being seen by senior leaders as an effort to cease inner rumblings and iron out variations between BJP leaders who earlier labored for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and those that joined lately, leaving the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Differences between Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Mukul Roy, the vp (who converted from the TMC) made information over the past two months. BJP leaders mentioned the occasion’s central leaders need this to finish so {that a} sturdy struggle could be put up in opposition to the TMC in 2021.

TMC MP Saugata Roy dismissed Shah’s engagement with the Matua group as inconsequential for the meeting polls,

“Shah is coming to put an end to the rift that has surfaced in the Bengal BJP unit. Having lunch with a Matua or with a tribal family will not have any effect on the polls,” Roy mentioned.

The BJP has made some organisational adjustments in its Bengal unit and central leaders need the state unit to hit the highway with full steam and subsequently intensify marketing campaign for the essential meeting election due in about 5 months. The whole marketing campaign might be monitored from Delhi, a senior BJP chief mentioned.