Kolkata: With eye on 2019 Loksabha polls, BJP President Amit Shah will visit West Bengal twice in this year to strengthen the party. After the Panchayat elections, he has been in the state twice. He will be come to Bengal at January 16th and 24th.
He will hold an organizational meeting with state leadership at Siliguri on 16th. Then Amit Shah will come to Kolkata on 24th.
Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was in West Bengal for a two-day visit during which he delivered the Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Memorial Lecture organised by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. Apart from that engagement, it’s unclear what this visit was intended to achieve.
Shah’s visit, it appears, is an early foray to set the stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign. But from the statements issued by various party leaders, it does not appear that political realities are the framework for whatever in camera discussions are being held between Shah and state functionaries.
BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) expected to bag 300 seats in the coming Lok Sabha elections with a contribution of nearly 50 seats from the northeastern region and West Bengal. The party was in the process of preparing a wide-ranging poll manifesto based on feedbacks from all State units.