Amit Shah to address meeting in Raghunathpur today
BJP all India President Amit Shah will address a public meeting in Raghunathpur on Tuesday.
The meeting will be held just two hour after the rally of CM Mamata Banerjee there.
The State BJP leaders said that Shah was likely to address 6 to 7 election rallies including the one at Jorasanko. In Jorasanko, former state BJP president Rahul Sinha is contesting against the sitting MLA Smita Bakshi. Bakshi had won the seat in 2011 by over 31,000 votes and the BJP candidate Meena Devi Purohit had got 17,000 odd votes. But the situation dramatically changed in 2014 Lok Sabha elections and the BJP candidate got 45,075 votes while the Trinamool candidate Sudip Bandopadhyay got 28,593 votes from the Jorasanko segment. In the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election held in 2015, Meena Devi Purohit won from the area as a BJP councillor.
Though the Modi wave is not there but BJP workers feel that Shah’s meeting will give them a moral boost up. Apart from Shah, union ministers like Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitaram are also likely to address meetings in Kolkata and its outskirts. BJP leaders and workers are very hopeful about winning the seat. The Left Front has fielded a RJD candidate and so the main fight will be between Trinamool Congress and BJP.
BJP leaders, however, have not yet become successful in boosting up the workers particularly in the rural belt where except in Birbhum, they are yet to pull up their socks.