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Prime Minister Modi Likely To Deliver Virtual Message For West Bengal On Durga Puja
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to deliver a message on October 22 for the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Durga puja, state party vice-president Pratap Banerjee said.
Prime Minister Modi To Deliver Virtual Message For West Bengal On Durga Puja
New Delhi: The women's wing of the West Bengal for the first time will be organizing Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the state in an apparent bid to gain political mileage ahead of the next year's Assembly election, said a party leader on Wednesday.
The puja will be held at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre in Salt Lake which is close to Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the EZCC is under the overall supervision of the Union Ministry of Culture and the West Bengal governor as its chairman.
“The Mahila Morcha and the cultural cell of the party have been given the responsibility to organize Durga Puja at EZCC this year. This is the first time that we are organizing a puja,” BJP women wing state president Agnimitra Paul said.
The cultural programs will also be held during the festival.
The senior state BJP leader asked why the party is organizing the puja that the ruling Trinamool Congress had stopped various community puja committees from allowing BJP leaders to get associated with them.
“What would you do when you are not allowed to be part of puja committees? You will organize a Durga puja on your own. That’s what we are doing,” the BJP leader said.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, however, said the party is not directly involved in organizing the puja.
“It is being organized by our cultural and women’s wings. The party is not directly involved in it,” he said
PM Modi is likely to deliver a message on October 22 for the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Durga Puja, state party vice-president Pratap Banerjee said.
The TMC supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that Durga puja this year will be held in the state adhering strictly to coronavirus safety protocol.
After decades of its limited presence in the politically polarised state, the BJP had emerged as the main rival to the ruling the Trinamool Congress winning 18 of its 42 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections.
With the BJP's strenght increasing manifold in the last year in the state, where it has never been in power, the party leader has expressed confidence that it will end Banerjee's 10 year rule in the Assembly pools likely to be held in April-May next year.