Shah to visit WB to discuss 2021 Assembly poll strategy

Amit Shah to visit West Bengal in November to discuss 2021 Assembly poll strategy

Amit Shah will interact with both and district-level leaders

Home Minister Amit Shah. Credit: PTI Photo

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be in West Bengal for a two-day visit starting on November 5 to discuss strategy for the 2021 Assembly elections with the state BJP leadership.

Shah will also review the organisational preparedness of the state unit during the visit. The state BJP leadership said that the visit of party president J P Nadda to Bengal which was scheduled to take place on November 6, has been canceled.

State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu told journalists that the Home Minister was expected to visit the Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the following day hold a meeting with state leaders.

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BJP sources said that Shah would evaluate various aspects of the party’s organisational condition in Bengal and frame BJP’s strategy for the 2021 Assembly elections. They further revealed that Shah would meet party leaders of booth and district level.

Shah’s visit comes at a time when in a major organisational change in the state unit the state general secretary (organization) Subrata Chattopadhyay was replaced by Amitava Chakraborty by the Central leadership giving rise to speculations that state BJP president Dilip Ghosh was not happy with the move.

Ghosh, however, said that there was no question of being unhappy with the party’s decisions and brought a disciplined worker of BJP who would abide by whatever the Central leadership would decide.

Recently, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar met Shah in Delhi and apprised him about the current situation in the state. After the meeting, the Governor alleged that law and order in Bengal had almost collapsed.

The BJP is set for a face-off with the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Bengal in the 2021 Assembly elections after it had come up as the main rival of TMC by winning 18 seats in the state in the last Lok Sabha elections