BJP plans big push in Bengal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2014 01:42 IST

Bengal politics is all set to heat up with the year coming to an end.

The BJP is spearheading the push for votes with party president Amit Shah kick-starting the campaign for Kolkata municipal polls on November 30 in the heart of Kolkata.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will hold a rally on December 20 where he is expected to take on terror, infiltration in the state and alleged appeasement of Muslims by the ruling party.

Bhagwat’s visit is expected to rally all Sangh affiliates in Bengal against the Trinamool Congress.

“Our national leadership including our national president will show us the way forward. Sangh has been guiding us for a long time and will continue to do so. The people of Bengal are frustrated with Trinamool Congress government,” said Rahul Sinha, BJP state president.

Sinha has already set up committees for Kolkata municipal polls and has been prompt in sending its top leadership to violence affected areas like Birbhum and South 24 Parganas.

Recently, Amit Shah also sent a central team led by senior leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to violence-torn Panrui villages where police arrested them.

Trinamool Congress too will hit the streets with youth president Avishek Banerjee, who is also Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, embarking on a series of state wide public meetings on November 11.

After touring almost all districts, the series of rallies and public meetings will culminate in Kolkata Maidan on December 6.

On Monday, Mamata Banerjee had held a meeting of party leaders, MLAs MPs and councillors of Kolkata over the preparations as well.

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