Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata by way of video conferencing in the present day because the five-day celebrations start in West Bengal amid the pandemic.
The BJP claims it has made elaborate preparations for the live-viewing of PM Modi’s digital handle to the individuals. TV screens have been put up in all of the 78,000 election sales space areas throughout the state.
The prime minister will just about inaugurate a pandal that BJP has arrange in Salt Lake in Kolkata at a cultural centre run by the central authorities’s Ministry of Tradition.
The prime minister tweeted final night about becoming a member of the festivities at 10 am. He’s more likely to ship his speech at midday.
Sisters and brothers of West Bengal,
Tomorrow, on the auspicious day of Maa Durga Pujo’s Mahashashti, I might be a part of the Divine celebrations by way of video conferencing and shall even be extending my greetings to everybody.
Do be a part of the programme reside!
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2020
A number of huge names are more likely to stage cultural performances within the two hours earlier than the speech, together with dancer Dona Ganguly, spouse of BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly.
At the moment is maha shashti, the primary of 5 days of worship of goddess Durga.
Durga Puja is intrinsic to Bengali society and an enormous alternative for public outreach. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has inaugurated 200 pujas just about and over a dozen in individual in Kolkata metropolis.
The BJP desires to profit from it too and political analysts are already studying between the traces in regards to the PM’s participation in Bengal’s greatest pageant forward of the meeting elections.
“He’s prime minister for a few years. Why is he addressing Bengal for the primary time on this yr’s Durga Pujas? Is it as a result of elections are not far away,” a Trinamool Congress questioned.
Final yr, when Amit Shah got here to inaugurate a Durga Puja at BJ block in Salt Lake, BJP claims the host puja committee members had been harassed and threatened by ‘Trinamool goons’.
The BJP claims they did not wish to create bother for the puja committees who had been eager to host the prime minister, so arrange their very own pandal.
West Bengal is scheduled to carry the Meeting polls within the first half of the following yr.