Last week, there was some reported turmoil in the BJP when the organising secretary, Subrata Chattopadhyay, was replaced by Amitava Chakravarty. questioned Chandra Kumar Bose. What was the idea of stopping them on the way? Why is she stopping the democratic right of the opposition when she has come to power using such menthods?" The home minister’s visit assumes significance with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar criticising the “worsening” law and order situation in the state. With the passage of CAA, BJP has focused to win 220-230 seats in the 294-member Bengal Assembly. The Trinamool Congress is already smelling their defeat in the air and that's why they are raising such questions. Shah, who is accompanied by BJP national vice- president Mukul Roy and national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargya, held an organisational meeting with BJP leaders in Bankura and met members of various communities of the tribal Jangalmahal area. This is Shah’s first visit to the state since the COVID-19 outbreak. (ANI). He died on October 13. In the afternoon he is scheduled to have lunch at the residence of a party activist belonging to the Matua community, which has a sizeable presence in at least six parliamentary constituencies of the state. During his Bihar victory speech at the party headquarters in Delhi yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal. Dilip Ghosh, the state chief, is against imposition of Article 356. In Kolkata on Friday, he will share a meal at a Matua home. Damage control efforts led to the two state leaders sharing a stage and calling a truce, with political spin doctors accusing the media and rival parties of creating smoke without a fire. On Friday, Shah will hold a number of meetings with party workers in Kolkata, office bearers from more than 80 assembly constituencies from Nabadwip in south central Bengal and Kolkata region. General secretary and state-in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya was also flown in to address Mukul Roy’s grievances. We will win over 200 seats," said Amit Shah at a rally in Bankura, West Bengal. ................................ Advertisement ................................ Amit Shah In Bengal - A Politically Key Lunch, Firefighting On Agenda, Comedian Kunal Kamra Faces Contempt Charges Over Supreme Court Tweets, PUBG Mobile Coming Back to India, Developers Have Announced, "It's Your Bosses": Trinamool MP On Tejasvi Surya's "Fascist" Attack, PM Modi Says Enhancing Connectivity With ASEAN A Major Priority For India, "Paradise Found": Katrina Kaif's Maldives State Of Mind In Two Words, In Latest Row Over Wrong Ladakh Map, Twitter Faces Blackout In India, "There Was No Social Media Bullying In The 90s": Fatima Sana Shaikh, 2 Arrested For Cheating Homebuyers Of Rs 29 Crore In Delhi: Police, This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics. KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh who was admitted to a private medical establishment in the city after testing positive for Covid-19 was … READ MORE: Amit Shah shifts focus to West Bengal amid Bihar elections. The Matuas want rules and citizenship. BJP has launched a state-wide 'Nabanna Chalo' agitation march today to protest against the alleged killing of its party workers. In Bihar they had Nitish Kumar not a popular face if you ask me. Dasgupta said other measures which they want to take up … Paytm Diwali Tambola: How to win up to Rs. he asked. The MP has rightly voiced concern. 5 shows, movies that cleverly disguised actor's growing baby bumps, including Kareena Kapoor, Kajol, 5 Times Sara Ali Khan proved her obsession with white kurta, Debina Bonnerjee looks like an angel as she poses in a white gown. Bankura district is part of the Jangalmahal area and BJP had made deep inroads in adjoining Purulia, West Midnapore and Jhargram districts by bagging majority of the parliamentary seats there in the 2019 polls. After BJP's "Nabbana Chalo" March was suppressed by the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal Government, Bengal BJP leaders lashed out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee questioning her on why force was needed to be used against a peaceful march. Madan Ghorai was arrested in Patashpur in Purba Medinipur district on September 26 in connection with a kidnapping case. But today I predict, we will win over 200 seats in Bengal. See pics, Spotted! Setting an aim tally for the BJP in the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, ex-BJP chief Amit Shah, on Thursday, said that the saffron party will win over 200 seats in the next elections, forming its first government in the Eastern state, while addressing a BJP meeting in Bankura. Both these leaders are known for being impartial and just and above all else. “I can assure this that in the coming days, a BJP government is going to be formed in West Bengal with a 2/3rd majority,” Shah said. Read more on Latest India News on India.com. Its general secretary (organisation) Subrata Chattopadhyay was removed and his deputy Amitava Chakraborty was elevated to the post by the central leadership. Social media has been flooded with gossip stoking the smouldering embers between the two. Anti-incumbency is riding high in the state, and the BJP’s allegations against the ruling party of corruption in the distribution of rations and relief post cyclone Amphan have won it support among rural voters. The party organised four rallies despite the police not granting permission. His removal had led to rumours about Mr Ghosh's wings being clipped. Even on Wednesday, she distributed 'pattas' or land rights to some members of the community, clearly in a bid to woo them. 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For one, instead of Subrata Chattopadhyay— a close confidante of Ghosh since their RSS days and known as an often-blunt leader, construed to be strict and rigid in his day to day interactions with party leaders—the BJP has decided to put Amitava Chakraborty in charge of organisation. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah on Thursday arrived at Bankura in West Bengal as a part of his two-day visit to the eastern state. Kolkata, Nov 05: Sensing massive public anger against the Mamata Banerjee government, union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday reiterated that the Bharatiya Janata Party … Those who can be faces are fighting amongst each other," he said. Accompanied by state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and senior BJP leaders, the family members of Ghorai met Shah at the Kolkata airport. Shah’s visit will take place days after the major organisational change in the state BJP. It doesn't do anything whimsically. The differences between leaders are spilling into the public domain, presenting a picture of total disarray—a major roadblock to the BJP gaining acceptability among voters by proving it is a disciplined party. "Since last night, I am in West Bengal and can sense the massive public anger against the Mamata Banerjee government. Met with the family of our martyred Booth Vice President Madan Ghorai in Kolkata.I bow to his braveheart family. Assembly elections in the state will be held in May 2021. Subscribe to the daily newsletter for sharp insights delivered straight to your inbox https://www.indiatoday.in/newsletter, Not votes in election but top lawyers in courts, what Congress offers allies | Opinion, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? On the day of Amit Shah's arrival in Kolkata on Wednesday evening, West Bengal BJP once again demonstrated it was in full battle mode, skirmishing with … What is the fear of the Trinamool Congress Government? “I will arrive in West Bengal today on a two-day visit. Setting an aim tally for the BJP in the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, ex-BJP chief Amit Shah, on Thursday, said that the saffron party will win over 200 seats in the next elections, forming its first government in the Eastern state, while addressing a BJP meeting in Bankura. "This comment shows their desperation and their despair. BJP MP Babul Supriyo also lashed out at the West Bengal government for curbing the democratic rights of the Opposition saying, "It's killing of democracy. He said BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will herald a change in the state. "We lost 4-5 seats by a mere 4000-5000 votes. BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose slammed the use of lathis and water cannons on the BJP workers saying, "This was a peaceful rally taken out by the BJP Youth wing. He will have lunch at a tribal household in Chaturdhi village of Bankura district. Shah was greeted with slogans of “Amit Shah zindabad, Bharat Mata ki Jai” by party workers at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. Amit Shah to begin two-day West Bengal visit from today. Nitish Kumar says 'never wanted to be Bihar CM' as he seeks his fourth consecutive term. Another issue is the back and forth between new BJP state youth president Saumitra Khan and Ghosh—Khan formed a number of district youth committees with his preferred men in the key posts of president and vice president, but Ghosh, angry at not being kept in the loop about these appointments, disbanded the teams soon after. As per schedule, Shah visited Bankura on Thursday, where he held an organisational meeting with BJP leaders and met members of various communities of the tribal Jangalmahal area. Trinamool's Sougata Roy suspects Mr Shah is flying down to firefight. Cadres and workers are caught up whether to side with the old guard or the new entrants, mostly defectors from the TMC. State BJP leaders have been demanding imposition of President’s Rule in Bengal citing “breakdown of the rule of law”. The 2021 Bengal assembly polls, due in April-May, has assumed significance for the BJP as it will try to cash in on its growing prominence in state politics, while Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will seek to return to power for the third straight time. No doubt the central leadership also hopes they are capable of repairing the cracks and setting the house in order. The replacing of national secretary Rahul Sinha by Anupam Hazra, a political greenhorn and a defector from the TMC is one such issue that has created a row, as is the promotion of four defectors from the TMC to national and state leadership positions. He will also visit the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and later have lunch at a refugee household in Kolkata's Gauranganagar area. On November 6, he will visit the famed Dakineshwar Kali Temple in the city in the morning and the residence of classical singer Ajoy Chakraborty. Murmurs of discontent have kept buzzing in the saffron corridors, for instance over the plum posts being given to TMC defectors. JP Nadda was scheduled to come on November 6 and 7.