Sirf News‘ breaking story yesterday is now official. In a major campaign planning, Trinamool Congress (TMC) head and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has planned 600 plus rallies and meetings in West Bengal’s various districts, starting from 25 November till the assembly polls, a top-level party worker said.
In a move to counter BJP’s plan to ouster TMC from power, Banerjee has chalked out a mega plan ahead of the 2021 assembly polls, in which 600 back-to-back rallies will be organised across the state, beginning 25 November. The rallies, small to big, will be coupled with various kinds of information campaigns.
Bratya Basu, a senior TMC leader and former Minister, said, “The 600 plus rallies and meetings will start from 25 November and will continue till the 2021 assembly elections.”
The party will focus in a big way in the tribal/Scheduled Castes/Tribes-dominated districts of Midnapore, Jhargram, Purulia and Bankura. These are the areas where BJP had an edge in the last Lok Sabha polls. There will be rallies in these districts as well as meetings at various levels.
Many BJP workers — and a few TMC activists — who lost their lives in political violence in Bengal hailed from these districts.
As per updates, TMC will organise the rallies under the banner of “Save Bengal from BJP”. These rallies will cover all the 294 assembly seats, followed by leaflet distribution, public meetings and community radio campaigning about the ruling TMC’s achievements.
Furthermore, Mamata Banerjee’s party will hold rallies in multiple languages including Nepali, Santhali (in Ol Chiki script), Telugu, Bengali, English, Hindi, Rajbonshi to reach out to various sections of society.
Meanwhile, TMC has launched an innovative digital campaign called “Mark Yourself safe from BJP”. A brainchild of Poll strategist Prashant Kishore, the campaign has crossed the 10-lakh mark within a month, according to a party statement.
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal had launched the campaign on 23 October to inform people about the alleged wrongdoings of the BJP in the country before the 2021 state polls. TMC officially claims that the previous campaign, “Didi Ke Bolo”, run by Prashant Kishore’s I-PAC, was successful — although the election strategist and manager is now facing stiff resistance from the rank and file of the party who feel that youngsters in his team are dictating how to win elections to seasoned players of the game (click on the first link in the first paragraph above for the Bangla/English story).
On the other hand, the BJP has made a massive plan for the West Bengal election, with the party saying that Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party national president JP Nadda will visit the state every month till the end of assembly elections.