With Bihar elections getting over and the festive season coming to an finish, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now shifting its whole focus to West Bengal, diving headlong into the ballot marketing campaign for the essential 2021 meeting polls.
While on one hand, the BJP has made a sequence of organisational modifications with a watch on the polls over the previous few weeks, on the opposite, get together’s prime weapons are visiting the state one after one other to take inventory of the battle preparations because the polls are drawing nearer.
Leaders of the saffron get together’s Bengal unit are additionally step by step upping the ante towards the ruling Trinamool Congress and are promising to intensify the ballot marketing campaign additional within the coming days with sharper assaults on the ruling get together.
BJP’s IT cell chief, Amit Malviya, who has been just lately appointed because the co-incharge of West Bengal, arrived within the state on Monday. Party leaders noticed Malviya’s appointment as a thrust by the BJP’s prime management on the battle on social media within the run up to the Bengal polls.
BL Santosh, BJP’s nationwide common secretary (group), can be arriving on Tuesday and a sequence of get together meets are scheduled.
“For the last two to three elections fought in Bengal, Malviya has managed the social media and IT strategies of the party. He is well aware of the issues in Bengal. His arrival would further strengthen the IT wing of the party’s state unit. Santosh is also arriving to hold some meetings,” stated Dilip Ghosh, president of the BJP’s state unit.
Earlier in November, Union house minister Amit Shah was on a two-day go to to Bengal to take inventory of the get together’s organisational preparedness. Shah’s Bengal go to additionally helped to assuage strained nerves within the get together’s state unit. It was solely after Shah’s go to that the BJP launched the listing of its district youth leaders.
On Monday, the BJP upped its ante towards the TMC as Ghosh, whereas talking to the media, stated that the BJP goals to transform Bengal into Gujarat.
“Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sometimes says that efforts are to transform Bengal into Gujarat. I would say this is 100% true. We would turn Bengal into Gujarat. Now people from Bengal need to migrate to Gujarat to get jobs. In the coming years, people will not have to go to Gujarat. They will get jobs in Bengal,” stated Ghosh.
Leaders of the ruling TMC have criticised the BJP saying the phrases Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh invoke photos of police encounters.
“The problem with Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh is police encounters. Around 2000 people have been murdered in Gujarat. Several people like Ishrat Jahan have been killed in encounters. So we don’t want Bengal to be turned into Gujarat. Tata’s Nano car manufacturing factory has also closed down in Gujarat,” stated Firhad Hakim, state minister and TMC chief.
Strong supervision by the BJP’s central management is being considered by state workplace-bearers as a measure to cease inside rumblings and to iron out variations between leaders who earlier labored for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and those that joined the BJP lately, leaving the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Although the BJP received 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, get together leaders stated the meeting polls wouldn’t be a cakewalk, particularly within the 15 south Bengal districts, the place many of the meeting segments are positioned. Under directions from Shah, the get together is now strengthening the organisation proper down to the polling sales space degree in south Bengal districts.