Will Win State Polls with 2/3rd Majority, Says Shah in Bengal

One of Amit Shah’s main agenda of this trip is to pacify the Matua community, reported NDTV.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, as part of his 2-day West Bengal visit, reached the state’s Bankura district on Thursday, 5 November, where he will hold an organisational meet.

After landing in the district via a helicopter, Shah garlanded a statue of Birsa Munda. He was accompanied by senior BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy and SS Ahluwalia, among others.

Amit Shah at the Birsa Munda statue in Bankura.
Amit Shah at the Birsa Munda statue in Bankura.
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"I can see massive resentment against the Mamata Banerjee government amongst the people. At the same time, I can also see people looking up to Narendra Modi as a ray of hope," said Shah, while speaking to reporters after the garlanding programme.

He added that the Mamata government has also stopped the benefits of Union government schemes from reaching the people of Bengal.

"The death knell of the Mamata government has been rung. The BJP will form the next government in Bengal with 2/3rd majority," Shah further said.

The Union Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah reached Kolkata on Wednesday evening, 4 November, to survey the party’s organisational preparedness for the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal.

Purpose of the Visit?

According to NDTV, BJP leaders have confirmed that he will be leading the party in the 2021 Assembly elections, which are due in approximately four months.

One of Amit Shah’s main agenda of this trip is to pacify the Matua community, reported NDTV. He is also slated to have lunch at a Matua household on Friday, 6 November.

The Matua community, originally in erstwhile East Pakistan, wants citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act. According to India Today, the Matuas are Dalit Hindu refugees who crossed the Bangladesh border and have been settling in West Bengal for generations.

With Shah arriving to prep for 2021, the Mamata Banerjee government has announced several measures to appease Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state, reported India Today.

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