Amit Shah To Set Foot In West Bengal On August 2

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Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah will make his second consecutive visit to West Bengal on August 2.

His last visit on June 28-29, this year, Amit Shah had, at a rally in Purulia district thrown up a challenge towards chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying that the next polls would lay the foundation of BJP government in Bengal.

Soon after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 16 to West Bengal, BJP national president Amit Shah is likely to come to Bengal on August 2-3 on a two-day trip. Shah would be conducting a meeting with senior leaders of West Bengal Yuva Morcha.

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“He will be in Kolkata for a meeting with the youth wing leaders. We intend to put up a Bidhan Sabha gherao on August 3 and have requested him to be present on that day. We will press for demand of education and employment for the youth. We want jobs and not rice at Rs2 per kg,” said a senior Yuva Morcha leader. He said that party MP from Maharashtra Poonam Mahajan would also be attending the event on August 3.

State senior BJP leaders, however, said the programme was in the planning stage. “It is a proposed programme and is yet to be confirmed by the national leadership,” said BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha.State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said all India president of Yuva Morcha would be present.