Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which held massive rallies during the West Bengal elections, is adopting a new strategy in the Bhavanipur by-election this time. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is contesting from the Bhowanipore seat. Mamata Banerjee was defeated by Suvendu Adhikari from the Nandigram seat during the assembly elections. Priyanka Tibrewal is challenging Mamata from the Bhowanipore seat on behalf of the BJP.
The BJP, which held mega rallies during the assembly elections, has shifted its focus from rallies to secret campaigning this time. In Bhowanipore, BJP leaders are now going door to door talking to voters. Talking to the media, Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh said that the BJP has changed its strategy by taking lessons from post-election violence in Bengal. Dilip Ghosh said that our strategy of campaigning this time is silent. If we campaigned with the media, later TMC workers would get there and scare people. That's why we're working under different strategies this time. Our leaders and workers are going door to door to meet people.
Dilip Ghosh further said that ''After the elections, Hindi speakers and non-Bengalis were targeted, they were threatened, their houses and vehicles were vandalized, they are scared. If they go there again, they will be intimidated again, so we have adopted a new strategy. We are not holding rallies, we are meeting people." Let us tell you that in Bhowanipore, voting is to be held on 30 September, while the counting of votes will be done on 3 October.