No illegal immigrants: BJP outlines core focus areas for West Bengal polls
After posting an impressive win by bagging 18 of 42 seats in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has now turned its focus to topple the ruling TMC government in the state and has started preparing itself to be viewed as an “alternative force” that can take TMC head-on.
Party leaders think that if BJP is to win the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, the party needs its own developmental agenda and programmes. Mere criticism of TMC and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, coupled with high-pitched rhetoric may not help it to overthrow the latter.
According to Bose, the BJP’s campaign will focus on restoration of Rule of Law in the state, identification of illegal infiltrators (National Register of Citizens) and implementation of central government schemes.
The party's promise to identify illegal immigrants has been a crucial factor in ensuring BJP's win from border districts and northern parts of Bengal. The party has claimed that more than 15 million illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh inhabit the state.