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Didi vs Modi: BJP brass harps on PM’s popularity; Trinamool takes out ‘Bengali pride’ card

KOLKATA: The BJP’s  national leadership has asked the party’s Bengal functionaries to follow the Modi mantra of Mera Booth, Sabse Mazboot to wrest power in poll-bound West Bengal.

Reminding that the next year’s polls is a prestige fight for Union Home minister Amit Shah, five central leaders, who are holding organisational meetings in the state since past two days, issued a series of instructions to strengthen the party’s support base in grassroots level.

Booth-level workers were asked to bring at least 100 participants on the day of Modi’s Maan Ki Baat event in every polling booth and reach out to the young electorate in their areas.

Besides, the high command also asked party leaders to make inroads in Bengali’s culture clan, win the hearts of Bengalis and sharpen attack on social media targeting the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Central leaders Sunil Deodhar, Vinod Sonkar and Dushyant Gautam interacted with district-level leaders throughout on Thursday and Friday. Gautam held one-to-one interaction with the leaders from Kolkata, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas.

He gave patient hearings to all sections and noted their grievances.

“He (Gautam) told me to speak without hesitation. I raised the issue of the priority offered to turncoats keeping aside the party’s workers. This is causing harm to the organisation in many pockets. He asked another person in the room to take down the points I raised,’’ said a BJP leader from North 24 Parganas.

Another leader from Kolkata raised his discontent about the high-handedness of a section of BJP’s state level functionaries.

“There is a clear division in the party between the two factions led by state president Dilip Ghosh and Mukul Roy. Gautam gave his mobile number and asked me to express my opinion directly to him in future.”