Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit West Bengal on December 19 to take stock of the party’s organisation ahead of the 2021 assembly polls.

Amit Shah had visited Bengal last month to discuss campaign strategy with state BJP workers and leaders. He also took part in outreach programmes. 

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Shah's possible visit will happen in the scenery of the continuous tussle between the Trinamool Congress government and the Ministry of Home Affairs over the horde assault on BJP president J P Nadda's convoy on Thursday (December 9).

The Bengal government decided not to send the chief secretary and the director general of police to New Delhi on December 14 disrespecting the MHA's summons in the wake of the attack.

BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu said, “Amit Shah is likely to be in West Bengal on a two-day visit from December 19. He will attend a programme of refugees in North 24 Parganas and another programme at Santiniketan. However, nothing has been finalized to date.”

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According to sources, the Union home minister’s visit is of huge political importance with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar criticising the "worsening" law and order situation in the state.

BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh had said last month that Amit Shah and JP Nadda would visit West Bengal every month before the 2021 assembly polls.