Kolkata, Mar 13 : Hoping to wrest the power from the ruling-Trinamool Congress, Union Home Minister Amit Shah would begin the political campaign of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the poll-bound West Bengal from Sunday.
Setting a target of winning 200 seats out of total 294, BJP’s central leadership in a meeting in New Delhi this week had exuded confidence to win the elections.
Notably, Mr Shah’s visit will come just days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting at Purulia on March 18 and Kathi in East Medinipur on March 20.
Party sources said Mr Shah is expected to arrive at Kharagpur in the Medinipur district on Sunday and may lead a road show at the industrial Kharagpur town where actor-turned-politician Hiron Chatterjee is contesting on the BJP ticket.
Kharagpur Sadar assembly constituency is now represented by BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, who is also Lok Sabha member from Kharagpur.
Since the saffron party has always maintained the motto of ‘one person one post’, Mr Ghosh is not contesting the assembly poll.
After the road show, Mr Shah will be visiting Ranibandh in Bankura and Jhargharm in the Jangalmahal region.
The Jangalmahal regions of Purulia, Bankura, East and West Medinipur and Jhargram will have elections on March 27 and April 1 for 30 seats each.