The state BJP on Thursday chalked out its roadmap for the 2016 Assembly polls with a congregation at Raichak — about 80 km from Kolkata — that was attended by a large number of state and central leaders.
Speaking to mediapersons later, party’s national spokesperson and observer for Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh, summed up the meeting as the one where it was decided that “BJP will be the official liquidator to remove the ruling Trinamool Congress and rid the people of is governance, corruption, indiscipline and dictatorial rule of the the TMC”.
The BJP will rid the 9.5-crore population of Bengal of their woes from the gross misrule of 34 years by Left first and then by Trinamool Congress for another four years, he claimed, adding that the lives of the people are in danger, they have seen criminalisation of politics and extreme lawlessness. “All this is going to change,” said Singh.
The road to this will be achieved through a series of sustained agitational programme that the party will launch after September 20, the BJP leader said.
“In the Raichak meet, it has been unanimously decided that the party will adopt a bottom to top strategy while dealing with leadership issues and in mobilising support for the party,” Singh added.
The party is also committed to protecting the “democratic rights” of the people of Bengal, which had been “seriously jeopardised” under the Trinamool government, he said.
The party leadership has directed workers to intensify agitations against the ruling party in their respective areas and organising rallies, meetings and protests. Party members all across the state will meet between September 15 to September 20 to work out a list of issues on which agitations will be held. Booth, mandal and district committees will also be involved in the process.
The proposals will then be sent to the state headquarters, which will scrutinise the proposals. From September 25, state and central leaders will start visiting districts. They will also participate in agitations organised at the grassroots level. At least 10-12 big rallies will be organised in districts. Party national president Amit Shah is likely to address a rally in Kolkata on November 30.
Meanwhile, local Trinamool supporters assembled at Raichak on Thursday to hold a demonstration outside the venue of the BJP meet. Police were deployed to avoid any untoward incident. Later, BJP claimed Trinamool was afraid of it and the unprovoked demonstration was an indication to the same.