Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

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.

"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," said Shah.

During his roadshow, Shah appealed everyone to give one chance to Narendra Modi.

"We will make 'Sonar Bangla' in 5 years," he said.

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.

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.

Shah's visit to the district was aimed at taking stock of his party's affairs in Bengal ahead of the high-voltage 2021 Assembly election, which is just a few months away.

Shah shared some pics from his roadshow on his twitter handle.

During his visit to Baul, Shah had lunch at Basudeb Das's home, a renowned Baul singer from Subhashpally, Shantiniketan. He took to Twitter to express his feelings.

(With IANS Inputs)