BJP’s Bengal poll machine to have 294 leaders from other states; 45-member committee per constituency – india news

To win West Bengal within the 2021 meeting elections, by which residence minister Amit Shah desires the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to end with greater than 200 of 294 seats within the House, the get together is placing collectively its largest election equipment ever within the japanese state.

Top state workplace-bearers of the get together with information of the event mentioned 294 BJP leaders will likely be arriving in Bengal from Delhi and other states to work with the native unit for polls. They can be a part of a 45-member workforce to be arrange for every constituency; present district committees will help these groups, the workplace-bearers mentioned.

“The leaders from other states are scheduled to arrive from November 26 onwards. We have been told that there will be union ministers, central leaders from Delhi and leaders and ministers from states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Karnataka,” a senior BJP functionary mentioned on situation of anonymity.

The BJP is looking for to unseat the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, the place the get together led by Mamata Banerjee got here to energy in 2011 by ending the 34-12 months rule of the Left and prolonged its time period in 2016..

Shah and BJP president J P Nadda will take turns in visiting Bengal each month and will likely be within the state for no less than two days on every go to.

“The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) cannot even imagine how the BJP is going to contest the polls due in about five months. Shah told us during his recent visit to Kolkata that the machinery will be much bigger than what we had last year when we won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats,” the state BJP functionary cited above mentioned.

A sizeable part of the functionaries being despatched to the state from exterior have been pracharaks (full-time missionaries) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of the BJP, state leaders mentioned.

“They will work with hand-picked local leaders. The selection is being made by a central team headed by national general secretary (organization) B L Santhosh,” mentioned a second state BJP chief. “There will be separate teams for each of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies as well,” he added.

“We will form teams at the micro level. There will be separate committees to monitor the party’s campaign and funding, oversee the organisational setup at polling booth level and keep track of electoral roll revision which started this week. A big emphasis will be on the social media campaign. That is why Amit Malviya, head of the national information and technology (IT) cell, has been given additional charge of West Bengal,” mentioned a 3rd state chief who attended a latest inside assembly.

Interestingly, a lot of the functionaries to be stationed within the constituencies won’t test into motels or industrial visitor homes. “They will stay at the homes of local RSS pracharaks or BJP workers,” the third chief mentioned.

BJP state leaders additionally revealed that the get together has employed three skilled businesses for gathering and analyzing information. They mentioned some modifications could also be made within the present state committee which contains 12 vice-presidents and six common secretaries aside from state common secretary (group) Amitava Chakravorty, 10 secretaries and two treasurers. Seven members of the state committee are ladies.

Having sensed that the BJP will likely be going all out to win the polls, the TMC is maintaining an in depth watch on the actions of the BJP’s 5 central leaders who’re at present evaluating organizational strengths and weaknesses within the districts of south Bengal, the place the BJP didn’t fare so nicely in 2019 as compared to its efficiency within the north.

Sunil Deodhar, Dushyant Gautam, Vinod Tawde, Harish Dwivedi and Vinod Sonkar are interviewing the presidents and secretaries of the district models for a complete report to be submitted to Shah. State leaders usually are not allowed to attend the interviews that began on Wednesday. The 5 BJP leaders have been put answerable for completely different organizational zones.

“We have to keep a watch on these outsiders and find out if they are here to create trouble or indulge in horse trading. Our workers have been asked to be on the alert,” TMC Rajya Sabha member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy mentioned on Wednesday.

Since Wednesday, the TMC has been holding press conferences on the state headquarters each afternoon. Minsters and members of Parliament are highlighting varied points and evaluating achievements of the state authorities and efficiency of BJP-dominated states in varied sectors.

On Friday, minister Bratya Basu alleged that the BJP’s analysis of Bengal is obvious from the truth that not one of the MPs from the state have been made cupboard ministers.

Kolkata-based political science professor and present affairs analyst Udayan Bandopadhyay mentioned, “The BJP had set up a similar machinery in Uttar Pradesh to defeat Akhilesh Yadav and his allies. But the big difference is that the BJP had the experience of ruling UP. It has never ruled Bengal and yet break-up of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results show that it was ahead of the TMC in more than 125 assembly segments. This became possible because voters who are not committed to any party voted for the BJP. These voters comprise the biggest chunk of the vote bank. Every party has a bank of committed voters. The BJP has to present before non-committed voters an alternative narrative, a plan to win their trust in 2021.”

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