Home Minister Amit Shah will visit 24 Lok Sabha seats
Home Minister Shah and Nadda will address 12-12 rallies
Program for holding meetings and public meetings on the first day of the yatra
Krishnanagar (West Bengal). Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J. P. Nadda (JP Nadda) on Thursday offered prayers at the prestigious ISKCON temple in Mayapur in Nadia district of West Bengal. With this, Nadda started his two-day tour of West Bengal (JP Nadda West Bengal Visit).
He was accompanied by BJP’s West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar and several other senior party leaders to the global headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The BJP president had reached Kolkata on Wednesday night. On the first day of his two-day visit, he has a program to hold organizational meetings and public meetings in the district.
BJP’s state unit general secretary Jagannath Chattopadhyay said that ‘on Thursday he will address a public meeting in Bethuyadhari and then hold an organizational meeting with the leaders of North Nadia. He will also assess the party’s performance in the Krishna Nagar Lok Sabha seat. The BJP was defeated by the Trinamool Congress in the Krishna Nagar Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 elections.
Nadda’s visit is part of the central leadership’s ‘migration’ campaign to strengthen its organization in 144 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country where the party lost by a narrow margin in the 2019 elections. In the next few months, Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit 24 Lok Sabha seats in the state and address 12 rallies each.
The BJP had won 18 out of 42 seats in the state in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP’s national executive on Tuesday unanimously approved the extension of Nadda’s term as party president till June 2024. The Trinamool Congress, however, refused to give importance to Nadda’s visit.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that we had seen before the 2021 assembly elections that the BJP’s central leadership had camped in West Bengal, but the party still had to face defeat.
Tags: amit shah, BJP in West Bengal, Jp nadda, Loksabha Election 2024
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 14:40 IST