BJP, Trinamool Set to Lock Horns in Basirhat
BJP’s Shamik Bhattacharya pitched against TMC’s Dipendu Biswas The person whom you elected 17 months ago left no stone unturned to bring filtered drinking water
dipped to 37.18% .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too realised the importance of the seat. And he was quick enough to announce citizenship for Hindu refugees in the region. This was followed by a notification of the Union Home MinistryinSeptember,2015.Thedecision was of course taken keeping the Bengal and Assam elections in mind. These two states have maximum number of Hindu refugees settling in the bordering areas.
Since September, Modi and Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, have in several public meetings maintained that the centre is committed to the cause of granting citizenship to those who left Bangladesh due to religious persecution.
ThePrimeMinisterinfactmadethe case stronger for Bhattacharya on April 21. He said Bhattacharya is the only MLA from Bengal who literally ran from pillar-to-post in Delhi to bring development projects in Basirhat. “The person whom you elected 17 months ago left no stone unturned to bring filtered drinking water here. You had an MLA for last 38 years. There was three railways minister fromyourstate.Andnow,youhavean MP of the ruling Trinamool. But did you get a rail track in last four decades? After you elected Shamik, the track laying work started. I promise you to bring development here,” said Modi addressing a rally in Basirhat.