BJP’s hopes are set on Narendra Modi, as he will have more and more meetings. It is believed that the Prime Minister has agreed to 20 rallies. BJP has designed Fifty-fifty rallies of Amit Shah and JP Nadda. BJP is also looking forward to fire brand leader Yogi Adityanath. About 500 election rallies are planned by other senior leaders. The BJP does not want to leave any stone unturned when compared to a leader with a strong support base like Mamata Banerjee.
Even before the announcement of the election, Narendra Modi has tied the elections in West Bengal. Along with cashing in on his popularity, Narendra Modi is also taking care of social equations. He is scheduled to visit Bangladesh on 26th March. During this visit, he will also visit the birth place of Harichandra Thakur, the founder of Matua Sampradaya. The Scheduled Castes population in Bengal is around 18 million. Half of them are associated with the Matua community. The issue of Matua community is very important in the electoral politics of West Bengal.
Matua Sampradaya is a religious sect which was started by social reformer Harichandra Thakur in 1860. The Matua people consider Harichandra Thakur to be an incarnation of God. He was born in Orkandi, United Bengal (Bangladesh). When India was partitioned in 1947, majority of the population of Matua community fell in East Pakistan (Bangladesh). After partition Harichandra Thakur’s family shifted to West Bengal. A large population of Matua people also came with him to West Bengal. In such a situation a big question arose about the citizenship of Matua people. Now this question has become a big issue of West Bengal politics.