Didi gets ready to take on the BJP.

Didi gets ready to take on the BJP.

To keep BJP at bay, Mamata to launch campaign across Bengal from Dec 7

Didi to also kickstart door-to-door drive in Bengal to promote govt schemes

Agency Report | Kolkata | 30 November, 2020 | 11:00 PM

At a time when Trinamool Congress heavyweight leaders such as Suvendu Adhikari and many others are leaving the green stable ahead of the crucial 2021 state Assembly polls, here comes Bengala's firebrand showstopper Mamata Banerjee, for the much-needed political rescue.

According to party sources, Banerjee has called for a high-level meeting with all Trinamool Congress district presidents on December 4 where the party supremo is supposed to prepare a blueprint for the upcoming assembly elections. From December 7, the West Bengal CM will kick-start a statewide campaign for her party touring across districts.

According to party insiders, Banerjee has reportedly told all her party leaders to go all-out for the 2021 polls to take on the BJP in Bengal. She is slated to begin her mass rally from West Midnapore, popularly known as Junglemahal, where rebel minister Suvendu Adhikari has a strong support base.

State Irrigation and Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari had tendered his resignation as minister from the Mamata Banerjee-led state cabinet last week but he never stepped down as a legislator or from the party’s primary membership.

In another jolt to Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, legislator from Cooch Behar (south) assembly constituency Mihir Goswami joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi.

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government is gearing up for its mass outreach programme ahead of the crucial assembly polls scheduled in 2021. The programme, titled door-to-door government, will kickstart from December 1 where the state administration would highlight 10 different state government schemes running across Bengal.

The initiative was taken after the CM made an announcement last week in Bankura during a administrative meeting. These schemes are – Konnyashree, Kad dyosathi (food scheme), Sasthosathi (health scheme), 100-days work, Shikkhya shree (education scheme) etc.

According to sources in the state government, the campaign will continue from December 1 to January 30 in four phases in all municipal and panchayat areas across districts. Various state government departments will be holding camps to listen to grievances and implementation status of those schemes.

District magistrates will head the ‘door-to-door government’ campaign in their respective districts. These camps would be set up in various schools, college premises, community halls and panchayat offices, so that maximum number of people can avail the benefits of such government schemes across the state, an official said.

According to political observers, the drive would be carried out by the state government to propagate its schemes in order to garner support for the incumbent Trinamool Congress government in Bengal ahead of the high-voltage electoral battle. (IANS)