Amit Shah to visit Bengal on January 30; meeting scheduled with Matua community

First Published Jan 6, 2021, 3:57 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit West Bengal on January 30. During his visit, Shah will address the Matua community at a public rally in North 24 Parganas district.
 

<p>Bangaon BJP MP Santanu Thakur has claimed that Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting in Thakurnagar in January which is considered to be a stronghold of the Matua community.&nbsp;<br />
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Bangaon BJP MP Santanu Thakur has claimed that Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting in Thakurnagar in January which is considered to be a stronghold of the Matua community. 
 

<p>The Matua community is an important votebank for the BJP as it has presence in over 20 assembly seats.&nbsp;<br />
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The Matua community is an important votebank for the BJP as it has presence in over 20 assembly seats. 
 

<p>This will be Amit Shah's second two-day visit to West Bengal. In his last visit (on December 19-20), several TMC leaders including Suvendu Adhikari, joined the BJP.</p>

This will be Amit Shah's second two-day visit to West Bengal. In his last visit (on December 19-20), several TMC leaders including Suvendu Adhikari, joined the BJP.

<p>Meanwhile, the Trinamool is also not sitting quietly after getting the news. The TMC is also preparing for a counter meeting.<br />
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Meanwhile, the Trinamool is also not sitting quietly after getting the news. The TMC is also preparing for a counter meeting.
 

<p>Recently, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tried to win the hearts of the Matua community by holding a huge rally in Bangaon. Banerjee said, “The Matuas are citizens of this country and they do not need any other identity card.”<br />
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Recently, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tried to win the hearts of the Matua community by holding a huge rally in Bangaon. Banerjee said, “The Matuas are citizens of this country and they do not need any other identity card.”
 

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