Kolkata: Amid much fanfare and cheer, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, on Sunday, held a grand roadshow in West Bengal's Birbhum district.
The roadshow in Bolpur started from Hanuman Mandir on Stadium Road and continued till it reached Bolpur Circle.
Amit Shah during the rally said, "We will form the government in Bengal with more than 200 Assembly seats. Many people are joining BJP in Bengal to voice protest against Mamata Banerjee-led state government's misrule."
Replying to Trinamool's "outsider" statement, he said that West Bengal will have a Bengali CM when the BJP comes to power.
Cloaked in saffron colours, the district town of Bolpur wore a festive look as thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters throng the road with party flags to welcome the Union minister. Shah received a warm welcome on his arrival this afternoon.
Amit Shah held the rally at Bolpur after visiting Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore's Viswa Bharati University. He paid floral tribute to Tagore at the Visva Bharati campus in Shantiniketan.
He also visited Shyambati in Birbhum, where Shah, along with BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh, national general secretary (in-charge of West Bengal) Kailash Vijayvargiya, and national vice-president Mukul Roy, shared a meal with the family of a Baul singer at their residence.
Amit Shah's visit to the district was aimed at taking stock of his party's affairs in Bengal ahead of the 2021 Assembly election, which is just a few months away.