The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going full throttle for one of the most important elections in 2021, the West Bengal Assembly poll. Wasting no time, the central leadership of the BJP has been working round the clock in a bid to topple the Mamata Banerjee government in the state.
After the recent visit of Home Minister Amit Shah to the state, BJP President JP Nadda has made a team of five central observers (link above) who will visit different regions of West Bengal to take feedback from the people. ‘Tripura expert’ Sunil Deodhar will be visiting Medinipur, Dushyant Gautam will be in Kolkata, Harish Dwivedi in Uttar Banga, Vinod Tawde will cover Nabadwip and Vinod Sonkar in Rahr Bongo.
These central observers will meet people, gauging the impact of BJP and the possibility of making inroads in specific areas. They are expected to submit their reports to JP Nadda by end of this week.
Meanwhile, Amit Shah and JP Nadda along with their BJP Bengal core team have been working on the party’s Mission 200, where the focus will be to capture 200 seats out of the 294 seats in the assembly.
In the past, Amit Shah was successful in opening the account of BJP in the state which was always termed as a ‘non-BJP state’. The party is working on targeting the booth across the state, a strategy of Amit Shah which has always been successful.
On 17 November, BJP national general secretary BL Santosh held several meetings with the party’s West Bengal leaders guiding them how to implement the Mission 200 and told the party leaders very categorically that “no booths should be left unattended”.
BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya too has been holding regular meetings with the IT department in West Bengal to strengthen the social media outreach of the party.
Bengal visits of Amit Shah, JP Nadda
With the experience that Amit Shah has had in the state, he is expected to make frequent visits to the state till the Assembly polls next year. JP Nadda has scheduled his regular visits to the state where he will be holding meetings with the core team, will visit regions where BJP needs to strengthen its presence and work with Shah to fulfil BJP’s ‘Mission Bengal’.