Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmers rally today at Midnapore town in West Bengal focusing on the Centre’s recent decision to increase the MSP of Kharif crops. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, the party workers want to felicitate Prime Minister for his decision to effect a sharp increase in the MSP. He said, Mr Modi’s rally in Midnapore also proves that West Bengal is one of party’s top priority states for the Lok Sabha polls.
Prime Minister’s rally at Midnapore comes just about a fortnight after BJP national president Amit Shah’s June 29 public meeting in Purulia district. The BJP has made steady inroads in various districts of West Bengal and has emerged as the main opposition party in the state after the recent panchayat elections and bypolls. The party is making all efforts to increase its tally in the next general elections from the current two. According to state BJP sources, the party is putting special emphasis on the tribal Jungalmahal area where the party won sizeable seats in the last panchayat polls. West Midnapore district is part of the Jangalmahal area.