BJP will capture power in state In 2019: Amit Shah

Report by: 
11 Sep 2017

BJP President Amit Shah today told his party workers to pull up socks and prepare for the 2019 assembly elections with the aim of capturing power in West Bengal.

``It is in 2019 elections that BJP will capture power in West Bengal, there is no doubt about it. You must prepare for the battle,'' Shah said at the workers' meet held at the auditorium of ICCR at Ho Chi Minh Sarani in central Kolkata.  Shah also told his workers not to shed tears over attacks from goons of other parties.  ``Don't come and shed tears before me that you have been beaten up by goons of some political party. You come and tell me when you hit back and pay them in the same coin,'' Shah told the workers some of whom complained to him that they had fallen victims to TMC's alleged reign of terror.

Shah came to Kolkata yesterday late in the evening on a three-day visit with a view to revamping the party state unit before the panchayat election scheduled early next year and also the 2019 assembly elections. In the morning the BJP chief visited the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda and paid floral tributes. Shah was accompanied by BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, union ministers Babul Supriyo and S S Ahluwalia besides state BJP president Dilip Ghosh among others.

"Tomorrow he is scheduled to meet party workers who are victims of Trinamool Congress' violence and will also meet intellectuals of the city," BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu said. Shah will attend a chamber of commerce meeting on Wednesday.