With the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections approaching closer, the BJP has been strengthening its campaign in Bengal at a speedy pace, deploying Union ministers, a deputy Chief Minister and central leaders, and assigning them six-to-seven Lok Sabha constituencies each.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be in West Bengal this Saturday, while the other party members Gajendra Shekhawat, Sanjeev Balyan, Prahlad Patel, Arjun Munda and Mansukh Mandaviya will be visiting in the next few days, sources in the BJP told the news agency Press Trust of India.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Narottam Mishra have also been allocated responsibilities in West Bengal, the sources claimed.
When contacted by PTI, Union minister Prahlad Patel verified that he has been given the command of the party’s poll preparations charge in North Bengal.
All these leaders will attend a meeting on December 19, which will be headed by Amit Shah, the sources told PTI.
The Union Home Minister will be on a two-day trip to West Bengal this weekend. He will be addressing a political gathering and have lunch at a farmer’s house in Midnapore.