Amit Shah to begin Bengal campaign from Naxalbari
BJP all India president Amit Shah is all set to begin his tour in Bengal from Naxalbari, the seat of ultra Left movement in Bengal.
It has been learnt that he will come to Siliguri on April 25 from where he will drive down to Naxalbari to take part in "booth chalo" campaign to woo the voters of the area.
Political experts said Shah's move is very significant in view of the present situation. The BJP has bagged a good percentage of Left vote in the recently concluded Kanthi South by-election and secured the second position.
As the BJP does not have strong organisation at the booth level, political experts feel that it would try to rope in effective CPI(M) workers and leaders who would use their machinery to organise the party at the booth level.
"If by using CPI(M)'s organisation it succeeds to do moderately well in the Panchayat election in 2018 by securing the second position in majority of the gram panchayats and second position in at least two Zilla Parishads, it will be a big pain for Trinamool Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls."
Realising this, Mamata Banerjee in her speech at the organisational meeting of the party on April 21, had asked her party workers and leaders at the grassroot level to get in touch will the common people and organise movements to stop flight of CPI(M) cadres to the BJP.