Interior Minister Amit Shah pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore and attends a cultural program in Santiniketan
Union Interior Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah paid flower tributes to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on Sunday while visiting Rabindra Bhavana in Santiniketan as part of his two-day visit to West Bengal. Shah also attended a cultural program at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, Birbhum. Amid tight security, the interior minister visited the central university for more than an hour and a half, PTI reported.
A roadshow in Bolpur starting from Hanuman Mandir Stadium Road to Bolpur Circle is the next program on your itinerary for your last day in the state. The two-day visit to West Bengal will conclude after a press conference at Mohor Kutir Resort scheduled for the evening.
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The interior minister arrived in the state on Saturday to campaign for the next assembly election that is scheduled for next year. He visited Swami Vivekananda’s birthplace in North Calcutta and paid tribute to Vivekananda, honoring him for highlighting Indian culture and ethics to the world. Together with BJP Secretary General Kailash Vijayvargiya and BJP Head of State Dilip Ghosh, they launched into a farmers’ residence in East Midnapore’s Balijuri village in the context of a national protest against the new farm laws.
On Saturday, he also held a public demonstration at Midnapore College Ground in Paschim Medinipur. Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) Leader Suvendu Adhikari was one of 11 MLA members who joined the rally. Shah during the rally also commented that Mamata Banerjee will be left alone at the time of the state elections, as in addition to Adhikari, 34 other leaders, including five MLAs and one MP, also switched to the BJP on the Saturday before the elections, PTI reported .