The full bench of the ECI arrived in West Bengal on Wednesday evening on a two-day visit ahead of the assembly polls.
Diamond Harbour legislator Dipak Haldar is likely to switch to BJP during a rally at Baruipur in South 24-Parganas on Thursday.
It’s a desperate ploy to take on the rising BJP that is locked in a now-or-never battle to capture Bengal.
Bhattacharya, from Nadia's Santipur constituency, arrived in Delhi earlier today and met BJP's national general secretary and in-charge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya.
The slogan -- "desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro" (shoot the traitors) -- was raised by a few BJP cadres, carrying the party flag along with the Indian tricolour.
Describing the slogan as "excessive exuberance" on the part of some young supporters, TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh stated that the party does not endorse it.
Shah is likely to address the Hindu refugees including the Matuas who migrated from Bangladesh on the issue of implementing the CAA, a promise that the saffron camp had made to woo them.
Interestingly, Shiv Sena is the alliance partner of the Congress and the NCP, but in West Bengal, it has decided to go solo rather than tying with any political front.
Expressing happiness over the news, Roy told reporters, she will work as a dedicated worker of the party and ensure defeat of the BJP in the coming assembly polls.
A section of BJP leaders said the mass inclusion in the party will send out a wrong message to the party’s anti-TMC vote-bank.
Sharpening his attack on the saffron party, Tapas Roy alleged that the BJP was trying to disparage the inclusive nature of Bengal, and its history.
Attempt to keep party intact in the face of influx from TMC cadre
The statement came after she held a meeting with chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.
The TMC leader also said deposit bases of public sector banks are gradually weakening, while those of the private lenders are "growing incrementally".
Shatabdi Roy said she would fly to Delhi on Saturday morning and she might or might not meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah.