Kolkata: With the announcement of elections in five states, the electoral atmosphere has become heated. The big leaders of the country and various states are going on a tour of those 5 states. The biggest focus is on West Bengal this time because West Bengal is the largest state among the five announced states and it is also more focused this time because this time the direct fight is between TMC and BJP. Whereas BJP was never considered such a big party in Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a huge rally at Kolkata Brigade Square today. Actor Mithun Chakraborty will also join the party formally. He met state BJP in-charge Kailash Vijayavargiya last night.
The rally will be attended by all senior BJP leaders, including Modi. Apart from Mithun, questions have been raised as to whether former Indian cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will join the BJP. But the air around former Indian captain joining BJP has not been cleared.
In the run-up to the Assembly elections, senior BJP leaders have been touring West Bengal. Today, Modi will address a rally at Brigade Square. Mamata Banerjee, on the other hand, will march in North Kolkata today against high prices of fuels and cooking gas cylinders.
The BJP has released its first list of candidates for the West Bengal Assembly elections. The names of the candidates for the first two rounds of elections have been announced.
In this assembly election of 2021, eyes are not at Kolkata rather 132 km away from Kolkata, at Nandigram. The BJP has given Nandigram tickets to Shuvendu Adhikari, who left the TMC and joined the BJP. He will contest against Mamata Banarjee.
This time in West Bengal, Nandigram is the most discussed seat where Chief Minister of West Bengal and TMC supremo Mamta Banerjee will fight in front of Shuvendu Adhikari, who left his party. Shuvendu Adhikari had challenged Mamata Banerjee to contest the election against her from the Nandigram seat, which Mamta has accepted. The election for Nandigram will be held.
This time the Hindutva card has been cleverly played by both TMC and BJP in the Bengal elections. While Shubhendu Adhikari calls himself a devotee of Ram, Mamata Banerjee has also described herself as a devotee of Mother Durga for the first time.