Amit Shah Skips Didi’s Bas­tion Dur­ing His West Ben­gal Visit

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

BJP na­tional pres­i­dent Amit Shah, who was on a three­day visit to West Ben­gal, de­cided to skip Chief Min­is­ter Ma­mata Ban­er­jee’s con­stituency Bhowa­ni­pore. State BJP leader’s plas of Shah’s stopover and lunch there got changed and BJP lead­ers were asked to look north­ward. Party stal­warts feel that Kolkata North Lok Sabha con­stituency has bet­ter elec­toral prospects than Kolkata South, the lat­ter be­ing syn­ony­mous with Didi’s turf.

The other pos­si­ble rea­son be­hind the change in plans could be that post Amit Shah’s visit in April, the Bhowa­ni­pore fam­ily where he lunched, came un­der a lot of pres­sure and ha­rass­ment. The party doesn’t want to un­nec­es­sar­ily pick up con­fronta­tion, where it can be avoided. Shah be­lieves that BJP has huge po­ten­tial to grow in West Ben­gal and hence push­ing his cadre to en­sure vic­tory of BJP can­di­dates in dou­ble digit num­bers in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls.

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