Kolkata: Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in West Bengal late on Friday for a two-day tour, amid political uproar between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP.
According to the information, the Home Minister Amit Shah will be meeting National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials today. He will then pay homage to Swami Vivekananda at the legendary Hindu saint’s residence in North Kolkata. After this, Amit Shah will go to Midnapore and pay homage to revolutionary martyr Khudiram Bose and offer prayers at two temples.
During his West Bengal visit, Amit Shah will hold a meeting with local BJP leaders here and discuss future strategy in view of next year’s assembly elections. During this, along with addressing a gathering, there is a program to eat food at a farmer’s home in Midnapore district.
Amit Shah’s two-day West Bengal tour comes at a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is going through a period of revolt. There is speculation that some disgruntled Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders like Shubhendu Adhikari, Sheelbhadra Dutta and Jitendra Tiwari, who have left cabinet ministers in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the state cabinet, may join BJP during Shah’s visit to West Bengal.
It is being said that former West bengal minister Shubhendu Adhikari, who is angry with the Trinamool Congress (TMC), may join the BJP during the visit of Home Minister Amit Shah. Significantly, Shubhendu Adhikari also resigned as Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA on Wednesday after resigning from the Mamata Banerjee cabinet.
Many big leaders of Trinamool Congress (TMC), who are angry with Mamata Banerjee, have made up their mind to join the BJP. Before Amit Shah’s visit, the political conflict in West Bengal has intensified. Three prominent Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders have resigned from the party. This has led to uneasiness in Mamata Banerjee’s camp.
Shuvendu Adhikari, who resigned as West Bengal Transport Minister a few days ago, on Wednesday resigned from all the posts of the party, from membership of the assembly. On Thursday, retired Colonel Deeptangshu Chaudhary as the President of South Bengal State Transport Corporation and Jitendra Tiwari, MLA from the post of Head of Asansol Municipal Corporation Board also resigned. Whereas, in November last month, Trinamool Congress MLA from Cooch Behar South seat Mihir Goswami resigned from the party and joined BJP in Delhi.