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BJP chief Amit Shah urges party to gear up for 2018 Panchayat polls

 MPost |  2016-08-04 23:31:39.0  |  Kolkata

The state BJP will observe Bangla Bachao Divas to protest against the state government’s proposal to change the name of the state. A two day session of the Assembly will be held on August 29 and 30 to discuss the matter. BJP said it would oppose the move wholeheartedly.

Bangladeshi infiltration in West Bengal will stop only under BJP rule in the state, Amit Shah, all India president of the party said here on Wednesday. He was addressing a meeting of the party workers at Mahajati Sadan on Wednesday afternoon.

He said the party had bright prospect in West Bengal. Already the party has three MLAs including the state president Dilip Ghosh and it had secured second position in 10 seats. The party was able to retain its vote bank and its base in different district is increasing. He said the infiltration in West Bengal can only stop under BJP rule. He urged party workers to gear up for the panchayat election scheduled to be held in 2018 where it would put up stiff resistance.

Supporting GST, Shah said it would open a new chapter in the economic history of the country. It will open a new era of economic development and economic reforms.

Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign trip, he said the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had made more foreign trips than Modi during his tenure but his presence did not have any impact on foreign countries. “He visited the countries and delivered speeches without impact. But Modijis presence creates an impact and so thousands of people are coming to listen to him in foreign countries. He has raised the prestige of India,” he said. Shah urged party workers to take programmes to highlight various schemes taken up by Modi government to make people aware of them.

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