With its eyes set on West Bengal Assembly elections early subsequent yr, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has began work on its technique to woo individuals. According to Kailash Vijayvargiya, the celebration’s nationwide normal secretary and West Bengal in cost, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain a rally on the event of Durga Puja. The Prime Minister will converse to the individuals of the japanese state nearly on October 22.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people of Bengal virtually on October 22. He will address the people on the auspicious occasion and will be with them in spirit to celebrate the puja,” Vijayvargiya mentioned.
He knowledgeable that Union Home minister Amit Shah may even go to the state to enthuse the celebration employees forward of the Durga Puja. He is more likely to go to the northern districts the place he’ll maintain an organisational assembly evaluate the preparedness for the polls.
“The Union Home minister will come to North Bengal for a party meeting. He is trying to come before Durga Puja. However, the dates have not been finalised yet,” he mentioned.
Assembly elections within the state can be held in May 2021. The BJP desires to venture it as a substitute for the Trinamool Congress which is ruling the state since 2011 underneath Mamata Banerjee’s management. The celebration has been organising a sequence of occasions whereby it’s highlighting the failures of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with a spotlight on political killings, minority appeasement, and poor dealing with of the Covid-19 state of affairs. Last week, the celebration’s youth wing, BJYM, organised a protest march in Kolkata in opposition to the political killings within the state. The saffron celebration had gained 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal throughout final yr’s normal elections and expects to repeat the efficiency within the upcoming Assembly elections.
Meanwhile, the Bengal authorities has issued strict Covid-19 tips for Durga Puja committees to comply with throughout the festivity. CM Mamata Banerjee has urged the individuals to keep away from crowding and accused the BJP of spreading communal tensions within the state. “On one hand, you have COVID-19, dengue and on the other, you have the BJP, the biggest pandemic. It is an evil force. In Bengal, if you are into politics, you have to abide by certain norms that are part of our rich cultural heritage. The BJP, however, is not bothered if people are dead or alive. They are only interested in wresting power. I want to tell them, it won’t be easy,” she mentioned.