Amit Shah likely to visit Bengal on April 16-17

He will attend a government programme and meet party leaders.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to be in West Bengal on April 16 and 17. He will attend a government programme on the first day and the next day he is expected to meet leaders of his party – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – from the state.

The BJP leaders in Bengal hope that they can raise various recent political events in the state that have taken place over the past few weeks – through Shah when he is in Kolkata. The Rampurhat massacre, the Anis Khan murder case in Howrah’s Amta and some other recent political killings have been talking points in political circles. The BJP leaders in Bengal have already alleged that the law and order situation in Bengal is in a shambles. The party leaders feel that it is time to shake up the organisation after its poor show in the last Assembly polls when the BJP claimed it would wrest power from the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state.

Bengal will go to the panchayat polls in 2023, and many in the BJP feel that visits by national leaders of the party will impact it and influence grassroots workers.

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