West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: A delegation of West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta on Tuesday wrote to Election Commission to conduct impartial polls and requests, early deployment of Central Police Forces (CPF) in the state. This comes days after BJP national president JP Nadda and several other party leaders were attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers. Home Minister Amit Shah will also be in West Bengal on December 19 and 20 to check the party’s preparedness before the 2021 polls. Also Read - Shatabdi Roy Meets Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Says She Is Not Leaving TMC
“Amit Shah Ji will be in West Bengal on a two-day visit from December 19. He will attend a programme of refugees in North 24 Parganas and another function at Santiniketan. However, nothing has been finalized as of now,” a senior party leader said earlier. Also Read - Subhra Kundu, Wife of Rose Valley Group Chief Gautam Kundu, Arrested By CBI
According to state BJP sources, the Union home minister’s visit is of immense political significance with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar criticising the “worsening” law and order situation in the state. Also Read - Karnataka: Is BJP Planning to End Taluk Panchayat? Congress Questions State's Intention
The BJP leadership has slammed the state government over the mob attack on Nadda’s convoy when he was on his way to attend a party programme at Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency.
Earlier, the Mamata Banerjee dispensation decided not to send the chief secretary and the director-general of police to New Delhi on December 14 disregarding the MHA’s summons in the wake of the attack.