As the battle heat intensifies in West Bengal ahead of the upcoming polls and clashes between BJP and TMC has reached its height, Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata for a visit to the state. The Assembly polls are slated to be held later this year. During his Kolkata tour, he will visit Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Kapil Muni Ashram. Later, he will flag-off BJP’s Poribortan Yatra and hold a roadshow from Kali Mandir to SBI, Kakdwip branch, and South 24 Parganas.

He is also scheduled to visit Aurobindo Bhawan in the evening. Shah had earlier arrived in the state on February 11. The tenure of the Trinamool Congress government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal will come to an end on May 30, 2020. Amit Shah arrived in Bengal to flag off the 5th phase of the Parivarthan Yatra. The Yatra would cover all the 294 constituencies in West Bengal. It was flagged off by BJP President JP Nadda on Feb 6 from Nawadeep in Nadia district.

Meanwhile, the investigation is underway at Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad where State Minister Jakir Hossain got injured after unidentified people hurled a bomb at him yesterday. West Bengal CID has taken over the investigation of the case. Around 26 TMC workers including Jakir Hossain were injured; 14 of them are in critical condition.

Congress and the Left held their first meeting the Indian Secular Front (ISF), recently floated by influential minority leader Abbas Siddique over seat-sharing for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.