Amit Shah cancels 2-day Bengal trip
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday (January 29), canceled his 2-day trip to West Bengal. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that Amit Shah's visit has been canceled.
Dilip Ghosh said, “Amitji’s schedule for January 30 and 31 has been canceled. But the programme at Dumurjola Stadium in Howrah on January 31 will be held as scheduled. Someone from Delhi will replace Amitji.”
According to sources, Amit Shah has called off his trip in view of the blast outside Israel Embassy in New Delhi. He is also likely to meet top security and intelligence officials today (January 30) to discuss the investigation.
On the other hand, a large number of farmers have gathered near the Gazipur border since Friday (January 29) afternoon on the occasion of Krishak Mahapanchayat. Sources also said that they have started the process of entering Delhi on Saturday. All in all, a section of the Delhi Police fears that a chaotic situation like the one in the national capital on January 26 may arise.
According to sources, Amit Shah is not willing to leave Delhi at the moment as he is in charge of security in Delhi. Therefore, he has postponed his pre-arranged visit to West Bengal.
The cancellation of the Shah’s rally at Thakurnagar has left the Matuas restless as the community expected the Union home minister to announce roll-out of the contentious Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and clear their concerns on the issue at the meeting on Saturday.
The sudden cancellation of Shah’s trip has derailed several outreach programmes that the BJP had planned, including the home minister’s visit to the Iskcon temple in Nadia’s Mayapur on Saturday.