'Shah, Nadda to visit WB every month till end of polls'

Amit Shah, J P Nadda to visit Bengal every month till end of Assembly polls: Dilip Ghosh

Elections to the 294-member state Assembly are due in April-May next year

Amit Shah and J P Nadda. Credit: PTI File Photo

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party President J P Nadda would visit the state every month till the Assembly elections next year.

He also said the dates of their visits were yet to be finalised.

“Amit Shah and J P Nadda will visit the state separately every month to take stalk of the party’s organisational preparedness ahead of the Assembly elections,” said Ghosh.

Speaking to reporters, he said the visits would boost the morale of the BJP cadres.

BJP insiders said Shah was likely to visit the state for two days a month and Nadda would visit Bengal three days a month.

Ghosh scoffed at the Left-Congress alliance in Bengal said the CPM, Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were all given chances by the people of Bengal but they failed to fulfill their expectations. He also said people already rejected the CPM and Congress and the TMC would meet the same fate.

“Now they (people) trust the BJP and we will not let them down,” said Ghosh.

The development comes a day after the BJP deployed five of its top vote managers in the state to strengthen the organisation and prepare an area-specific electoral strategy and campaign issues. The five central leaders Sunil Deodhar, Vinod Sonkar, Harish Dwivedi, Dushyant Kumar Gautam, Vinod Taorey would each look after five organisational zones in the state. BJP’s national general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh would also spend extra time in the state.

The TMC leadership took potshots at the saffron party for bringing in scores of central leaders in for the Assembly elections next year. They said the move showed that the BJP’s top brass had no faith in their state leaders.

“We have instructed our party workers to keep an eye on the actions of these BJP leaders and to ensure that they are not able to indulge in any divisive activities,” said TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy.