Mamata Banerjee Starts Her Three-Day Tour To North Bengal Today

Starting early for the April-May legislative elections, the WB CM will visit Siliguri, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri starting today, before heading back to Kolkata on Wednesday

Raghav N

December 14, 2020

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All set to fight her big battle against the BJP in the upcoming 2021 legislative elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will travel to the northern part of the state starting today on a three-day tour. The CM will first reach Siliguri today, from where she will take a chopper ride to Jalpaiguri to address a rally tomorrow (Tuesday). After this, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief will reach Cooch Behar for her second rally on Wednesday. She will head back to Kolkata on the same day.

Meanwhile, tensions between the TMC and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have intensified further with two  more political killings of the saffron party workers in the last 24 hours in the state. Saikat Bhawal, president of the central-ruling party’s polling booth-level committee at North 24 Parganas was killed by two motorcycle assailants on Saturday evening. Another worker, Sukhendu Pramanik’s body was found in a pond in the East Burdwan region. TMC loyalists have been held accountable by the BJP for the killings.

Last week, the central government sought a report from the West Bengal government on the serious security breaches after BJP National president JP Nadda’s convoy of cars was attacked by TMC workers while he and many senior leaders were on their way to the Diamond Harbour constituency in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee refuted the allegations levelled on her party members, clarifying that such high-level security cannot be breached by her workers so easily.

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