Bengal BJP targeting 22 Lok Sabha seats ahead of 2019 polls
Kolkata: The state BJP is targeting 22 Lok Sabha seats where election will be held in 2019.
The 22 seats cover 154 Assembly constituencies and every Assembly segment will be placed under a state leader. This was decided at a meeting held between state president Dilip Ghosh and national president Amit Shah.
Though BJP has finished the race in three-tier Panchayat election as a distant second, the party's leaders at both national and local levels have expressed satisfaction over the performance of the party in Purulia and Junglemahal.
It has been decided that special drives will be conducted in these two districts. Various NGOs, without holding any party flag, will go to these districts to distribute books and clothes to the students.
It has been learnt that RSS workers are secretly running schools in Jhargram and they have brainwashed not only the students but their parents as well and convinced them that the projects taken up by the state government to develop the district are actually Central government projects.
Some local CPI-M cadres have also joined them to disturb peace in Belpahari, Binpur and Lalgarh, where peace has been restored by the efforts of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.