Amit Shah Conducts Mega Rally On 2 Day of Tour In West Bengal, Trinamool Rebels May Join

Amit Shah Conducts Mega Rally On 2 Day of Tour In West Bengal, Trinamool Rebels May Join


oday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his two-day West Bengal tour to push forward the BJP's agenda of a 200-seat victory in the Assembly election due in four months and the visit will be finish on Sunday.

The Home Minister started his day offering prayers and paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda at Ramakrishna Ashram in Kolkata around 10.30 in the morning. Amit Shah stated that “Vivekananda ideals are more relevant today”, while he stated that “Vivekananda ji connected modernity and spirituality. If, for 50 years, everyone forgot their own gods and prayed only to Bharat Mata, this nation would become aware. Exactly 50 years after that, India won independence," at the Ashram. 

Shah arrived in Medinipur by helicopter in noon, accompanied by Bengal BJP leaders like Dilip Ghosh and Mukul Roy, besides the BJP's West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya.In Medinipur, around 150 kilometres from Kolkata, he offered prayers at the Siddheswari Kali Temple where he had paid floral tributes to freedom fighter Khudiram Bose. The temple was sanitised before his arrival, said the temple priest Himadri Chatterjee, according to the sources.

Lastly, Mr Shah arrived in Kolkata around 1.30am. After following these rituals and tribute of west Bengal, he will proceed his work. As per the schedule, Mr Shah is expected to welcome the high profile former Trinamool leader, the BJP Suvendu Adhikari. Moreover, Mr Adhikari was first resigned from the Mamata Banerjee cabinet on November 27 and then from the party on December 16. He promised a "political storm more fierce than Cyclone Amphan" to sweep across Bengal today from Darjeeling to Digha". The former Trinamool leader may also bring other political party leaders. On Sunday, as per his schedule he will visit Vishva Bharati University in Bolpur, where he will hold a roadshow. Mr Shah's West Bengal visit comes nine days after a convoy of BJP chief JP Nadda was attacked by alleged Trinamool workers where stone pelting on their vehicles, sparking a huge scene between the Centre and the state.

Earlier, the state BJP chief, Dilip Ghosh, stated that Mr Shah and Mr Nadda will visit the state every month till the April-May due to assembly elections. The BJP ruling party has been investing unpredicted amounts of time as well as on resources in the state ahead of the polls, looking forward to replacing the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress from power.