Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Shantiniketan in the Birbhum district of West Bengal on Sunday morning as part his campaign for the BJP in the run up to next year’s assembly elections.
He paid his tribute to Nobel prize winner Rabindranath Tagore during his vist to Shantiniketan.
Talking to the media, Amit Shah said that Rabindranath Tagore provided the ideological base for the freedom movement. He said that Rabindranath Tagore was an inspiration for both Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi.
Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day tour of West Bengal and today is the second and final date of his visit.
Amit Shah also attended the Vishwa-Bharati University program at Bolpur in Birbhum district at 11 am today. Later, he had lunch at the home of folk singer Basudev Das Baul.
On the first day of his West Bengal tour, Amit Shah had visited Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral home in Kolkata, after which he also went to the Ramakrishna Mission.
Later Amit Shah garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Khudiram Bose in Midnapore and visited reached the Maa Siddheshwari Temple.
Amit Shah also took part in a BJP rally in Midnapore.
On Saturday, Amit Shah had addressed a massive rally in the neighbouring Paschim Medinipur district during which former Trinamool Congress (TMC) minister Suvendu Adhikari and nine MLAs joined the BJP. Five of these MLAs left the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) to join the BJP.