Nearly a month after his convoy got here beneath assault, BJP chief JP Nadda was again in West Bengal right this moment, conserving along with his outfit’s schedule for him within the poll-bound state. He’s set to launch his get together’s day-long door-to-door rice assortment programme geared toward wooing farmers amid the protest in Delhi over contentious agriculture legal guidelines.
The Ek Mutthi Chawal (a fistful of rice) programme goals to blunt the opposition’s “anti-farmer” allegation in opposition to his get together. Below this, he would acquire rice from farmers’ properties and temporary them about the advantages of three new farm legal guidelines, in opposition to which hundreds from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and different states have been protesting for greater than a month now in and round Delhi.
Mr Nadda arrived on the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in West Bardhaman district at round 11.45 am and took a helicopter trip to Jagdanandpur village in East Bardhaman, the place he’ll first provide puja at a temple after which meet farmers.
On December 10, Nadda’s automobile got here beneath assault throughout his journey to Diamond Harbour from Kolkata. Preserving that incident in view, elaborate safety preparations have been put in place throughout the district this time.
He’ll maintain a roadshow from Clock Tower to Lord Curzon Gate in Burdwan and handle a press convention too, in accordance with a PTI report.
His handle at “Krishok Surokkha Gram Sabha” (farmers’ safety assembly at village) in Jagadanandpur will mark the start of 40,000 such conferences to be held by the BJP throughout West Bengal earlier than the meeting elections. He’ll then have lunch at a farmer’s residence and maintain a gram sabha assembly throughout the day.
There are 71.23 lakh farmer households in West Bengal, 96 per cent of them small and marginal, in accordance with PTI. The BJP has launched an aggressive marketing campaign in West Bengal in its bid to finish Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 10-year reign within the state.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal Meeting are due in April-Might.