Saradha, illegal Bangla migrants to be BJP's focus for WB poll
The multi-crore Saradha scam and the issue of illegal migrants from Bangladesh will be the focus of BJP's campaign for next year's Assembly polls in West Bengal where the party is planning to expand its footprints.
New Delhi: The multi-crore Saradha scam and the issue of illegal migrants from Bangladesh will be the focus of BJP's campaign for next year's Assembly polls in West Bengal where the party is planning to expand its footprints.
BJP, which could not win a single seat in the last polls, has set its campaign in the state where it faces stiff competition from Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress and Left parties.
"Our organisation structure in West Bengal is little weak. We will focus on illegal work being done by the government there. We will hit out on corruption and especially a particular section of people who are abducting minor girls, we will fight all these," BJP's General Secretary and in-charge for West Bengal Kailash Vijaywargiya told PTI here.
He said the party will do "sangharsh" (fight hard) to throw the state government out of power and form the government on its own in the state after winning the 2016 election.
BJP had contested 289 seats in the 2011 Assembly polls in West Bengal but failed to win a single seat in 294-member House (excluding one member to be nominated from Anglo Indian community).
Vijaywargiya said the infamous Saradha chit-fund scam, "deteriorating" law and order situation and illegal Bangladesh migrants issue will be raised as part of its campaign.
"We will raise Saradha scam issue. We have found corruption at the corporation level, we will raise that also. In all the law and order situation is bad in West Bengal, that also we need to raise," he said.