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state bjp to bank on modi

 M Post Bureau |  2016-01-30 01:12:36.0  |  Kolkata

The state BJP has planned to highlight the involvement of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) with chit fund companies in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

It was decided during a high-level meeting held in Delhi on Thursday. State BJP present Dilip Ghosh and former president Rahul Sinha were present at the meeting along with the party’s all India president Amit Shah.

It may be recalled that Shah had criticised Trinamool for its involvement with chit fund firms in his speech during a rally at Dumurjala stadium on January 25.  

Shah has asked the BJP leaders to go all out against the Trinamool. Apart from Shah, three Union ministers Rajnath Singh (home), Smriti Irani (human resources) and Nitin Gadkari (road transport) were present during the meeting. 

According to information, state BJP leaders are trying to bring Prime Minister Narendra Modi two address at least two rallies before the election. Shah had discussed about the blueprint to be followed during the election.

State BJP leaders said the party had bagged 17 per cent votes in the Lok Sabha polls held in 2014. 

But after that, the Modi wave has lost its momentum. In Basirhat by-election held in 2014, party candidate Shamik Bhattacharya won by less than 2,000 votes. 

In Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the party bagged only six seats. Dilip Ghosh, party’s state president, said attempts were on to ensure 17 per cent votes in the election. The new members will be taught about the party’s ideology and from them booth level workers will be selected. 

There are more than 77,000 votes in West Bengal. The party will launch intense campaign from February. The leaders will go to the districts to participate in rallies.

Meanwhile, RSS is carrying out intense campaign in the districts in the past one year. 

Apart from the bordering districts of North and South 24-Parganas, Nadia, Malda and Murshidabad, the party has intensified its strength in Bankura and Hooghly. In North Bengal, the party is strong in South Dinajpur and Balurghat. RSS workers will participate in the campaign in the block and gram panchayat levels.

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