- Senior BJP leaders had been busy placating the Matuas, who had been upset with the cancellation of Union minister Amit Shah’s Bengal rally on Saturday.
Union house minister Amit Shah, who needed to cancel his two-day West Bengal journey within the wake of an explosion exterior the Israel embassy in Delhi on Friday, is scheduled to nearly tackle a rally in Howrah on Sunday to bolster BJP’s marketing campaign within the ballot certain japanese state.
Union minister Smriti Irani and a few former Trinamool Congress leaders, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday, are anticipated to assault the state’s ruling get together from the identical platform.
Initially, the previous TMC leaders had been supposed to hitch the BJP in Shah’s presence on the rally at Dumurjala in Howrah on Sunday.
Meanwhile, following the cancellation of Shah’s go to to the state, indicators of disgruntlement had been exhibiting amongst a piece of the Matuas at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas district.
Top BJP leaders, together with the get together’s nationwide vice chairman Mukul Roy and nationwide basic secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, needed to rush to Thakurnagar on Saturday to placate the neighborhood.
Matuas are a part of a Hindu Dalit neighborhood, headed by their supreme physique, All India Matua Mahasangha, which is headquartered at Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas district. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the sect’s younger face, Shantanu Thakur, contested on a BJP ticket and defeated his aunt, TMC’s Mamata Bala Thakur.
“The dais is not being dismantled. Shah would come to Thakurnagar any day soon with a few hours’ notice,” mentioned Roy.
Just a few hundred Matuas from throughout Bengal had gathered at Thakurnagar to take heed to Shah’s speech. The Matuas had been anticipating some assertion from the Union house minister over the CAA and the NRC throughout his now-cancelled rally in Thakurnagar. A large chunk of the Hindu refugees belong to backward communities and that provides a caste issue to the political tussle over the amended citizenship legislation.
The TMC mentioned that the BJP had insulted the Matua neighborhood.
“The BJP has nothing to give and has insulted the Matuas. They (the BJP) won’t be able to make any announcement on citizenship and hence cancelled the meeting. The Matua community needs to understand that the BJP is misleading them,” mentioned Mamata Bala Thakur.
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