Amit Shah (BJP4India Twitter / 11 April 2021)
The urban areas of Bengal have traditionally been with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but in the current elections, the BJP is trying its best to woo the urban voters.
The urban areas of Bengal have traditionally been with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but in the current elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is trying its best to woo the urban voters. The BJP is insisting that this class is also not ‘untouched by TMC’s misrule’ and now the BJP is giving them a choice, in which case they should not compromise with Mamata Banerjee as CM.
The number of posters with pictures of the Prime Minister
Home Minister Amit Shah attended the rally of Home Minister Amit Shah covering the posh Salt Lake City area of Kolkata. With this, BJP President JP Nadda held an ‘intellectual meeting’ in Rajarhat New Town. During this time, saw what message the BJP wants to convey to the urban voters. In the last one week, BJP has put up posters with pictures of the Prime Minister in Kolkata. Whereas in New Town, Nadda said that intellectual discovery and discussion in Bengal has stopped. The BJP president claimed that ‘where ideas stop, the development of society stops there. You are subjugated so you are not able to give your best. We want to bring rule of law in Bengal. It will be helpful for everyone. He said that ‘the administration in Bengal was politicized and the police was criminalized’.
Both these seats will vote on Saturday in the fifth round of the eight-phase election. Shah said in Bidhannagar, ‘The day is not far when the problem of infiltration (from the borders) will enter Kolkata as well. Other parties cannot stop it because they see it as their vote bank. Only the BJP can stop it.
Several intellectuals’ meetings and road rallies have been started by the BJP in cities to appeal to urban voters, who have been considered influenced by right-wing ideology in a left-ruled state for 34 years. The urban ‘Bhadralok’ class, considered a progressive voter, was with the Left parties for a long time. In 2011, a large section of them moved to TMC and remained critical of the BJP’s right-wing politics.
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How to win over Bengal’s Bhadralok? BJP’s Two Key Messages to Crack the Urban Code