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Bengal BJP to rope in Swami Aseemanand for campaign during panchayat polls

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April 19, 2018 20:44

Bengal BJP is all set to rope in Swami Aseemanandwho was recently acquitted in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast casefor campaign during the panchayat polls and later to spread party base in the state. Swami Assemanand alias Nabakumar Sarkar originally hails from Hooghly district of Bengal where his family presently resides.

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, who is a former RSS Pracharak, stated that he already had a talk with Aseemanand who has agreed to play a role in spreading party base in the state.

On Monday, a special NIA court acquitted all the five accused including Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case at Hyderabad.

I know him for a long time. I have spoken to him earlier and told him that the situation in Bengal is bad and we need him to work here. He has agreed. Now that he is acquitted, he will work with us in the state. He will speak during the campaign period of panchayat polls. We are yet to work out the details, said Ghosh speaking to Indian Express.

According to party sources, Aseemanand will shortly visit Bengal after legal formalities. State BJP unit wants him to tour different rural areas of Bengal during the campaign phase and spread partys ideology. BJP has already sought his travel plans in Bengal.

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