West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took a veiled dig at Union residence minister Amit Shah as he’s scheduled to have lunch with a Matua Dalit household close to Kolkata on Friday throughout his two-day go to to the state.
“For the final 20-25 years, until the time Boroma [elder mother of Matua community] was alive, I used to handle her. I used to confess her to the hospital. I used to be the primary to go to the Matuas and began growing the world. Some individuals are new and attempting to parachute. They won’t know…” stated Banerjee.
The All India Matua Mahasangha hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas district earlier than the 2019 nationwide polls.
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Shah arrived in Kolkata on Wednesday night. “I can be reaching West Bengal right this moment [Wednesday] for a two-day go to. I’m desperate to work together with BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] karyakartas [workers], the folks of Bengal, media individuals and folks from varied communities,” Shah tweeted earlier than his arrival.
Prime BJP leaders, staff, and supporters showered flower petals and blew conch shells to welcome Shah as he arrived in Kolkata.
Buoyed by its spectacular positive factors within the 2019 election by which the BJP gained 18 out of the state’s 42 parliamentary seats, the social gathering is now hoping to copy the efficiency within the 2021 West Bengal meeting.
Shah is scheduled to handle rallies in Bankura and Kolkata on Thursday and Friday. He’ll go to the Dakhsineswar Temple and meet Padma Bhushan Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty.
“He would have lunch with an adivasi household in Bankura and a Matua household close to Kolkata. He’s scheduled to fly again to Delhi on Friday night,” stated a BJP chief.
The Matua group has a presence throughout not less than 70 out of 294 meeting seats within the state. The group is the deciding consider 5 seats. Within the 2019 elections, the Matuas supported the BJP. BJP’s Shantanu Thakur, a Matua, defeated his aunt, ruling Trinamool Congress’s Mamata Bala Thakur, from Bongaon.
Banerjee stated Matuas account for round 16% of the state’s inhabitants and should not confined to Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district alone. “[They] are unfold throughout the state. We plan to arrange a Matua Growth Board. I’ve additionally allotted a funds of Rs 10 crore,” Banerjee stated whereas sanctioning an ambulance for Matua folks in Nadia district.