Kolkata: Ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in the city in the wee hours of Saturday on a two-day visit to the state.
Mr Shah was welcomed at NSCBI airport by several BJP leaders, including Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party president Dilip Ghosh.The BJP leadership in Bengal is agog with the two-day visit of Mr Shah.
According to a tentative itinerary, Mr Shah is likely to hold a meeting with the officials of the National Investigating Agency (NIA), and then visit the ancestral home of Swami Vivekananda in central Kolkata
before flying to Medinipur in a helicopter.
There he would pay a visit to Sidheswari Mandir and then pay a floral tribute to revolutionary Khudiram Bose.
Mr Shah will also visit the Mahamaya Mandir and offer puja there and then will have lunch at a farmer’s house in Belijuri village in West Medinipur.
He is expected to address a public meeting at Medinipur College ground and then return to this city in the evening and preside over a couple of meetings in south Kolkata.
On Sunday morning, Mr Shah will fly to Visva Bharati and attend a programme at Bangladesh Bhawan.
Then he would have lunch with Baul singer at Paruldanga before holding a roadshow there and address a media conference at Bolpur.
He will fly to Andal airport and return to Delhi.