BJP president to unveil “Mission 2021” Saturday with Bengal visit

New Delhi, Jan 8 (Agency) BJP’s “Mission 2021,” eyeing the five Assembly elections to be held in April-May, will start on Saturday with party national president J P Nadda’s visit to poll bound Bengal. After Bengal, the BJP central leadership will send the party top brass to other states going to polls to boost the morale of party workers and leaders ahead of the respective polls. BJP sources here on Friday said, the party chief will participate in road shows and number of other programmes in Birbhum and other places of Bengal during his visit and also attend meetings with senior state party leaders and workers to chalk out strategies for the coming state polls.

This will be Mr Nadda’s second visit to Bengal in less than a month. On December 12, during his first state visit, Mr Nadda’s convoy was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists enroute to Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas district. Even Mr Nadda had escaped unhurt, Bengal BJP minder Kailash Vijayvargiya and few other party functionaries received injuries. After the incidents, the MHA had summoned the Bengal Chief Secretary and the DGP in the capital to inquire into the violence. Three IPS officers were also called for central deputation in Delhi. A week after on December 19, in an unprecedented pre-poll “churn,” Trinamool rebel and former key minister Suvendu Adhikari led a batch of 10 turncoat MLAs and one MP-eight of them Trinamool deserters, two from Left and one Congress-to the ranks of BJP.