Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to West Bengal. He reached there on Thursday. This is Shah’s first visit to the state since the drubbing of the saffron party in the assembly polls in West Bengal last year.
He has a busy schedule during his two-day stay, such as attending meetings, taking part in a public rally, and travelling to forward areas along the India-Bangladesh border.
The moment Shah’s aircraft landed at the Kolkata airport, he was received by senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nisith Pramanik.
Shah is to address a BJP rally at the New Jalpaiguri railway sports grounds on Friday morning.
He is set to address a public meeting in Siliguri as well. Shah will visit the India-Bangladesh border area of Teen Bigha, where he is scheduled to interact with BSF personnel.
The home minister will on Thursday inaugurate the BSF’s floating border outposts at Hingalganj and lay the foundation stone of the Maitri museum at Haridaspur, official sources said.
Amit Shah will also attend a programme to be held at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata later on Friday. After that, he is expected to hold a meeting with office-bearers at the state BJP headquarters.
Here are the excerpts from Shah’s visit to West Bengal
The loss of the Asansol bypoll seat recently reduced the number of saffron MPs in West Bengal from 18 to 17.
Meanwhile, TMC leaders are ignoring Shah’s visit. So many leaders come and go. What can we say? “Cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee said.”