Central Ministers To Visit Bengal For Promoting BJP’s Public Outreach Programme
Kolkata: BJP central leader and Bengal observer Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that eight Central ministers will attend the party’s ‘Aar Noy Anyay’ programme, which gets underway on Saturday.
Talking to Odisha Bytes, the Bengal observer stated that the saffron camp’s public outreach programme will be divided into phases and will continue till the Assembly polls, due in April-May next year.
“Eight central ministers namely Prahlad Patel, Mansukh Mandviya, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Narottam Mishra, Sanjeev Baliyan, KP Maurya, Nityanand Rai and Arjun Munda will attend the second phase of our party’s public outreach programme. The third phase will start on December 13 and end on December 21… the next day fourth phase will start and continue till the year end. Fifth phase will start next year. Other ministers are also scheduled to visit the state before the election,” Vijayvargiya informed.
Asked about Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s announcement of a three-day protest in Kolkata in support of farmers’ agitation against new farm laws, Vijayvargiya alleged that the farmers of West Bengal are most deprived due to the ruling Trinamool Congress’ syndicate ‘cut money’.
“TMC patronises middlemen who deprive crop growers of the minimum support price (MSP) and take away the profit. Six to eight per cent of cut money has to be given to the TMC syndicate and the poor farmers remain poor. She should first set things straight in her state before criticising others,” Vijayvargiya remarked.
Mamata on Friday spoke to different groups of agitating farmers in New Delhi and assured them of her full support in their demand seeking a rollback of the farm laws.
Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien went to the protest sites on Friday morning to meet the farmers as Mamata’s emissary.
Taking a further potshot at the CM, Vijayvargiya said that just before the election, she is handing out doles to the people after being ignorant of their problems for the last nine years.
“Several people died of COVID due to lack of health infrastructure in the state. Now she is reaching out with Swasthya Sathi. She wasn’t bothered about the common people for the last nine years… Now with the Assembly polls knocking at the door, the chief minister has suddenly become active. People of the state should not fall into her trap. They should enjoy the doles given by the TMC supremo but vote against her as she will again become ignorant if she wins,” claimed Vijayvargiya.
The BJP leader stated that the party has delegated responsibilities to ‘Zilla Prabharis’ at a closed-door meeting on Friday.
BJP national president JP Nadda will, on December 8, inaugurate several party offices across the country from the party’s Hastings office in Kolkata.