Amit Shah to Challenge with Mamata Banerjee With Kolkata Rally Today as ‘Bengal NRC’ Takes 2019 Center Stage
Amit Shah, who has been embroiled in a heated war of words with Mamata Banerjee ever since the National Register of Citizen final draft was released in Assam, will address a massive political gathering on Kolkata’s Mayo Road on Saturday
Amit Shah is expected to rake the National Register of Citizenship (NRC)
problem during his speech here on Saturday. This will be Shah’s fifth trip to
West Bengal in the last one year as the party tries to wrest nearly half the
chairs from Mamata Banerjee’s TMC in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Shah, That Has Been embroiled in a heated war of words
Banerjee ever since the National Register of Citizen final draft has been released
in Assam, will tackle a massive political gathering that has been organised by
the BJP’s youth wing under the banner of’Yuva Samabesh’ on Kolkata’s Mayo
Shah’s address is Very Likely to run on the same lines as his
Other addresses since the NRC draft came out on July 31 through which he has
accused the opposition parties of playing vote bank politics on a problem which has”national security implications”.
He raised the issue at poll-bound Rajasthan and also during
A News18 event on Tuesday, where he said that”40 lakh infiltrators have
entered our country illegally” and said they will be deported when they
can’t prove their citizenship.
The BJP chief has often singled out Banerjee for attack on
The NRC difficulty as she has been the most outspoken critic of the Centre’s
execution of the Supreme Court monitored exercise, stating that”not only
Muslims, Hindus have been excluded” in the draft also and Bengalis in
particular have been targeted.
Given clear indications that they’ll make the alleged presence of illegal
Bangladeshi immigrants a questionnaire problem and find an Assam-like NRC there.
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya told reporters
There might be over one crore illegal immigrants in West Bengal and
indicate that NRC should be adopted in most border states to spot them.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh had previously said that NRC
Will be printed, on the lines of this one in Assam, if the saffron party was
voted to power from the state.
After making inroads in the northeast, Shah has set an
Ambitious goal for the celebration in Bengal for the Lok Sabha election, requesting the
party cadre to ensure 22 out of the 42 seats.
He’s made regular visits because 2017. He visited Bengal on
April 25 and then in September 11 final year. In addition, he visited Bengal on June 27
and Saturday’s trip would be his second in under 50 days.
Based on party sources, Shah will land at Kolkata’s NSCB
International Airport around 9 am and he will go to Port Trust Guest House.
From there he will go to Mayo Road to provide his address around noon. He’ll take a flight back to Delhi at night.
Beside the NRC issue, Shah is Very Likely to talk about Centre’s
Strategies for the poor and how they are going to work if voted to power. As it’s a
childhood wing occasion, he’s also likely to urge youths to join hands with the BJP.
The Kolkata police after delaying giving its nod for the
Rally has turned down BJP’s petition to utilize drones and limited the
use of walkie-talkie. The BJP had made the requests to ensure better
coordination in wake of this tent collapse incident at Prime Minister Narendra
Modi’s rally on July 16 when 90 people got hurt.
A large number of policemen will be deployed to maintain the
Law and order situation on Saturday. CCTV cameras have been installed in and
around place to maintain a close watch in the area and giant screens are installed indoors.
The BJP has granted a contract to Establish pandals into a
Ranchi-based event management team
Speaking to News18 over telephone from Ranchi, business
Founder Kunal Ajwani said extra security measures are being taken while preparing the pandal, which will be around 5000 sq feet covered area.
bars, nuts and bolts are new.
The BJP’s state unit has coached nearly 500 volunteers to
Handle the audience and exceptional buses are arranged to bring celebration workers
from other districts to make the rally a success. Some people have already
begun coming to Kolkata from different areas and have been set up at several areas in the vicinity of town.
On Friday, a fundamental BJP delegation comprising national
General secretaries Kailash Vijayvargiya and P Murlidhar Rao visited the place to inspect the safety measures and other arrangements made for the function.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said,”The event will be a
The TMC, meanwhile, has chosen the date to watch a
“Dhikkar Diwas” about the NRC issue. TMC’s Arjun Singh said,”It (Shah’s rally)
will be a flop show as people don’t trust anyone in BJP including its state
party president Dilip Ghosh.”