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Tripura CM is BJP's star campaigner in Bengal

IANS  |  Agartala 

Biplab Kumar will be one of the star campaigners for the BJP in starting Friday, a said here on Thursday.

BJP's said as is the only Bengali of the BJP in the country and as under his leadership the 25 years of the Left regime was crushed in Tripura, he would be a "star campaigner" of the party in the upcoming

"already campaigned for the party in Kerala, Karnataka, and During Lok Sabha elections, he would campaign for BJP in all the eight Northeastern states and a few other big states, besides Bengal," he said.

BJP sources said the central and leadership of the (BJP) wanted Deb to address at least 20 rallies in Bengal in December and January.

Chief Minister's OSD (on Special Duty) said that Deb would attend both official and party programmes during his stay in He said the would address all the three rallies on December 7, 9 and 14.

Ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is all set to embark on its high profile "rath yatra" (chariot campaign) from Friday in Cooch Behar.

BJP national will launch the campaign named "Save Democracy Rally" on December 7, then from Kakdwip in the south 24 district on December 9 and from in district on December 14.

Party sources here said that besides and Shah, many top leaders of the saffron party including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Chief Ministers Raman Singh, Yogi Adityanath, besides Uma Bharati and Giriraj Singh would also participate in the week-long high voltage campaign.

"Due to the Chief Minister's hectic official pre-scheduled programmes, he might not attend 20 rallies in Bengal as desired by the central leaderships but efforts are on to make him address at least 10 public gatherings," the sources said.

Deb, 47, is also the of the Pradesh Committee.

In Delhi, the BJP hit out at Mamata Banerjee, saying despite court has been reprimanding continuously, she was busy in appeasement

"The dictatorship of is extremely clear. Her policy of appeasement has gone to the extent that every time she bans a rally of RSS or BJP she has been reprimanded," tod a press conference.

"Despite the fact that court has been speaking against her, does not learn lessons because she is busy with of appeasement," he said.



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:12 IST