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Amit Shah holds grand roadshow in Bengal
Kolkata, December 20, 2020
Amid much fanfare and cheer, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a grand roadshow in West Bengal's Birbhum district.
The roadshow in Bolpur started from Hanuman Mandir on Stadium Road and continued till it reached Bolpur Circle.
"We will form the government in Bengal with more than 200 Assembly seats. Many people are joining BJP in Bengal to voice protest against Mamata Banerjee-led state government's misrule," said Shah.
Replying to Trinamool's "outsider" statement, he said that West Bengal will have a Bengali CM when the BJP comes to power.
Cloaked in saffron colours, the district town of Bolpur wore a festive look as thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters thronged the road with party flags to welcome the Union minister. Shah received a warm welcome on his arrival this afternoon.
Shah held the rally at Bolpur after visiting Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's Viswa Bharati University. He paid floral tributes to Tagore at the Visva Bharati campus in Shantiniketan.
Shah also visited Shyambati in Birbhum where he, along with BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh, national general secretary (in-charge of West Bengal) Kailash Vijayvargiya, and national vice-president Mukul Roy, shared a meal with the family of a Baul singer at their residence.
Shah's visit to the district was aimed at taking stock of his party's affairs in Bengal ahead of the high-voltage 2021 Assembly election, which is just a few months away.