Amit Shah and JP Nadda will visit Bengal almost every month
Union Interior Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chairman JP Nadda will visit West Bengal separately every month until the assembly elections, to be held in the state next year, to boost worker morale, BJP leaders said Wednesday as the party began its strategy on the state of the poll.
“Amit Shah and JP Nadda are expected to visit the state separately each month for at least two days until the assembly elections are over. The dates have not yet been finalized. Their regular visits will boost the morale of the workers, ”West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh told the media in Kolkata.
To refine its strategy, the BJP also appointed central leaders to oversee the preparation for elections in five organizational zones into which the party has divided the state. Top party leaders said that according to their reports, the central party leaders in Delhi will prepare a final battle plan for the state.
Senior leaders Sunil Deodhar, Dushyant Gautam, Harish Dwivedi, Vinod Sonkar and Vinod Tawde, who have been appointed observers for each of the five organizational zones, will be camping in their respective zones: North Bengal, Rarh Banga (Southwest Districts), Nabadwip, Midnapore and Kolkata, until Friday to write the reports.
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“It will basically be a SWOT [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats] analysis. It is the first time that central observers have been sent to assess the preparation for elections in the zones. In the past, central leaders used to be appointed as observers of an entire state, ”said a senior BJP leader familiar with the plan.
Senior leaders said that an analysis of the party’s strengths and weaknesses, at the booth level, becomes even more important because in the midst of a pandemic, the Election Commission of India will likely increase the number of auxiliary booths to maintain Covid protocols. -19.
The West Bengal assembly elections are likely to take place between April and May 2021.
Kailash Vijayvargiya is the state in charge of the BJP, while the party’s national secretary, Arvind Menon, and Amit Malviya, the head of the party’s IT cell, are complicit.
The ruling Trinamool state Congress mocked the BJP on Wednesday, saying the party has lost faith in its state leaders and is calling on central leaders to intervene.
“The central leaders of the BJP are intervening. This clearly indicates that the party has lost faith in state leadership. However, the party still dreams of winning the elections. It’s not bad to dream, ”said TMC MP Saugata Roy.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the BJP won 18 of the state’s 42 constituencies in its best performance in a contest that was marred by political assassinations and violence. It also obtained 40.2% of the votes cast. The TMC obtained 22 seats and 43.3% of the votes.
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During his two-day visit to the state on November 5-6, Interior Minister Shah held a meeting with party workers and reviewed the preparation for the elections. He also expressed his confidence that the BJP would form the next government in the state.
“The BJP has an even chance in the next election. The scenario will clear up in the next two to three months as situations unfold. But it is a fact that the BJP, over the years, has become the main opposition party and this time they are looking for the polls in Bengal, “said Amal Mukherjee, political commentator and former head of Presidency College.