Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra

BHOPAL: After attacks on BJP leaders in West Bengal, where state assembly elections are due next year, state home minister Narottam Mishra plans to launch drive against anti-national activities thriving in West Bengal under chief minister Mamta Banerji.

Mishra who has been given responsibility of few areas in West Bengal for assembly elections plans to unite Bangla speaking communities in Madhya Pradesh for this purpose. He will hold talks with them on the deteriorating law and order situation and conditions prevailing there. He is expected to meet film star Amitabh Bachchan and his mother-in-law Indira Bhaduri in this connection.

This comes after convoy of national BJP president JP Nadda was attacked during visit to West Bengal a day back. The BJP leaders including Kailash Vijayvargiya received injuries. This sparked protest in Indore and other places in the state wherein effigies of Mamta Banerji were burnt. Mishra was on a four-day trip to Burdwan, Asansol, Durgapur, Bolpur and Birbhum in West Bengal recently.

Aside from this, the BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and national secretary, Arvind Menon, Mishra is party’s third leader from the state to be roped in for West Bengal polls, which will be held after six months. The BJP has pulled out all the stops to win the polls.

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