WEST BENGAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

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PM meets 18 Lok Sabha MPs individually: Larger significance?

Has PM Narendra Modi taken matters related to West Bengal Assembly elections in his own hands? Meeting all 18 Lok Sabha MPs from the state individually appears a signal of sort. Political experts say that this is an attempt of giving a clear message that the BJP would contest Assembly elections of West Bengal with its full strength to change the government?

In one of the meetings with MPs of the state, the PM told one of them that winning West Bengal Assembly election is not like any other Assembly election rather it is important for the nation. Union Home minister Amit Shah will be spending two-three days every month in West Bengal. He has already started addressing pro-CAA rallies and PM is also having various programs in the state.

Sources said that for Sangh Pariwar having control over bordering state with huge infiltration coming in is of paramount importance. After winning Assam BJP aims at West Bengal where allegedly huge number of infiltrators have settled and incumbent Mamata Banerjee not taking any remedial measure to check the phenomena.

Reportedly, the PM is asking MPs about the aspiration of people, organisational requirement and governmental assistance. The new team under J P Nadda will have a representative from West Bengal besides the possibility of one more induction in the council of minister if reshuffle or expansion happens. But PM monitoring the situation will keep others on toes.

06 Mar 2020
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Nadda to take over as full time BJP President today

The BJP is going to get a new president on January 20, 2020 with the name of former Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda likely to announced to succeed Union home minister Amit Shah as the party chief. Nadda is the working president of the BJP at the moment. His term as BJP National President will be for three years.

Nadda has the daunting task of dealing with two crucial Assembly elections – Delhi that is underway and West Bengal being the most difficult one – besides taking the message of the party to people on CAA.

Nadda is known for his organisational acumen right from the time of ABVP. He was elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly thrice and held the responsibility of cabinet minister under Prem Kumar Dhumal before moving to Delhi as party general secretary.

He was party general secretary under Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and also under Amit Shah before being elevated as working president. Nadda got his education in Patna, Bihar before shifted to Himachal Pradesh. 

20 Jan 2020
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PM meets 18 Lok Sabha MPs individually: Larger significance?

By IndianMandarins 06 Mar 2020

Has PM Narendra Modi taken matters related to West Bengal Assembly elections in his own hands? Meeting all 18 Lok Sabha MPs from the state individually appears a signal of sort. Political experts say that this is an attempt of giving a clear message that the BJP would contest Assembly elections of West Bengal with its full strength to change the government?

In one of the meetings with MPs of the state, the PM told one of them that winning West Bengal Assembly election is not like any other Assembly election rather it is important for the nation. Union Home minister Amit Shah will be spending two-three days every month in West Bengal. He has already started addressing pro-CAA rallies and PM is also having various programs in the state.

Sources said that for Sangh Pariwar having control over bordering state with huge infiltration coming in is of paramount importance. After winning Assam BJP aims at West Bengal where allegedly huge number of infiltrators have settled and incumbent Mamata Banerjee not taking any remedial measure to check the phenomena.

Reportedly, the PM is asking MPs about the aspiration of people, organisational requirement and governmental assistance. The new team under J P Nadda will have a representative from West Bengal besides the possibility of one more induction in the council of minister if reshuffle or expansion happens. But PM monitoring the situation will keep others on toes.

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Nadda to take over as full time BJP President today

By IndianMandarins 20 Jan 2020

The BJP is going to get a new president on January 20, 2020 with the name of former Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda likely to announced to succeed Union home minister Amit Shah as the party chief. Nadda is the working president of the BJP at the moment. His term as BJP National President will be for three years.

Nadda has the daunting task of dealing with two crucial Assembly elections – Delhi that is underway and West Bengal being the most difficult one – besides taking the message of the party to people on CAA.

Nadda is known for his organisational acumen right from the time of ABVP. He was elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly thrice and held the responsibility of cabinet minister under Prem Kumar Dhumal before moving to Delhi as party general secretary.

He was party general secretary under Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and also under Amit Shah before being elevated as working president. Nadda got his education in Patna, Bihar before shifted to Himachal Pradesh. 

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PK’s forays in Didi’s camp turn attention to Nitish and his tiff with BJP

By IndianMandarins 07 Jun 2019

The less-than-favourable results in her state in 2019 LS Polls have prompted West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamta Banerjee to meet Election Strategist Prashant Kishor on Thursday, June 6, in Kolkata. Banerjee is reported to have signed PK to help the TMC with its post-LS Polls strategy and shape a better campaign plan for the 2021 Assembly elections in the state.

 

So after advising the BJP, Congress, and YSR Congress PK may now be working for Didi. But somehow his latest forays in West Bengal take attention to Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar and his future strategy.

 

PK is national vice-president of Nitish’s party. It is difficult to believe that PK could have met Mamata without Nitish’s prior consent. Though there are speculations that PK is on the verge of parting ways from Nitish and his JD (U). But in case these speculations are not true then certainly the move on the part of the poll strategist to come together with Mamata Banerjee is politically significant.

 

It is more than coincidence that PK’s Bengal move comes close on the heels to Nitish-led JD (U) denying to accept portfolio in Modi Govt. 2.0. And to add insult to injury this was followed by Bihar cabinet expansion where eight party MLAs were administered oath of office while those from the BJP were left in the cold. This turned out to be like a tit for tat between Centre and State, or between BJP and JD (U) though the two parties continue to be in alliance despite their relations getting visibly estranged. 

 

So isn’t it apt to assume that Nitish has started testing waters afresh? Among other reasons because of which Modi won 2019 LS polls is the fact that Mahagathbandhan had no face to match him. As an astute player of politics who could know this better than Nitish Kumar. He is reputed to have the ability to smell opportunity before others. Yet, 2019 proved to be a lost year for him like may be a few other peers in the Opposition. So he may not like to lose it again in 2024. 

 

Whatever may be the reason, purpose, intent and objective of PK joining hands with Didi, one cannot deny that the move is loaded with quite a few possibilities. And these are still going to take some time to unravel.

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