BJP president Amit Shah to visit Siliguri

Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
20 Apr 2017

BJP national president Amit Shah is slated to visit Siliguri on April 25 to boost the morale of party workers ahead of the municipality election.
During his three day visit, Shah will first address a public rally at Pukaijote in Naxalbari. The BJP has started its campaign in fully swing and accordingly, Shah has chosen Naxalbari, from where the Naxalite movement started.
BJP sources said Shah will also speak at a public gathering at the Siliguri Indoor Stadium on April 26. He will meet party leaders from north Bengal to discuss strategies to give a big fight to the TMC in the civic polls.
The BJP and the TMC have been at loggerheads over several issues and the former seems to be working very hard to win the hearts of the people in the hills and plains of north Bengal.
According to local BJP leaders, while there is strong support for the party, the BJP still doesn't enjoy the kind of organisational penetration the TMC, or even the Left continue to have in the rural belt of Bengal.
Shah will meet with voters directly and party workers will work ceaselessly to explain to the voters that the BJP is the only alternative to the TMC in Bengal, said a senior leader.
Apart from Shah, MoS External Affairs VK Singh will also be in Siliguri to open a passport Seva Kendra for north Bengal.