This Mahalaya, the last day of the Shraadh period of the Hindu calendar, BJP working president J.P. Nadda will, in Kolkata, participate in offering “tarpan” to nearly 78 BJP workers, who, the BJP says, lost their lives in political violence since 2013. It will mark, what party leaders say, a systematic block-level upward plan to combat the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.“On September 28, Naddaji will be in Balurghat in Kolkata along with family members of around 78 of our party workers who had been slain because of political violence, and will offer ‘tarpan’ for their souls,” Lok Sabha MP and State president of the BJP Dilip Ghosh told The Hindu.The event seeks to push the narrative of not just “widespread violence” against the BJP allegedly by the Trinamool but also that the party is the only one that has the ‘stomach’ to take on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her turf.Party president Amit Shah held a meeting of office bearers involved in the State a few days ago, and as a starting point has asked that a four-member committee be set up for each Assembly constituency. “Each of these committees will include an MP, a legislator and two West Bengal leaders who will not be local to that constituency, in order that a correct report of the situation in the area be recorded, away from any local prejudices. The committees will be constituted by October 8 and the report handed over to the State core group. All reports will then be reviewed by Amitbhai [party president Amit Shah] in the first week of November,” said a senior source in the party.Political programmes on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill will also be undertaken across the State. “Protests over the ‘appeasement politics’ of the Trinamool in each block of the State, will be undertaken from October 15 onwards,” added the source.The BJP is hopeful that these programmes will not only strengthen the basic organisation of the party down to the block level, but will give a momentum to the campaign for the 2021 Assembly polls.
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Liverpool Milner boasting about bettering Neymar & De Bruyne on Champions League assist chart Chris Burton 22:50 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool UEFA Champions League Premier League The Liverpool midfielder has been setting the standard in Europe this season, with his creativity bettering that of star turns at PSG and Man City James Milner is taking every opportunity to remind his Liverpool team-mates that he is currently more productive in the Champions League than Neymar and Kevin De Bruyne.The Reds midfielder has starred in Europe this season, posting seven assists for grateful team-mates.AdChoices广告He added the latest of that tally in a 5-0 demolition of Porto in the first leg of a one-sided last-16 encounter, as he teed up Roberto Firmino, while it was also his effort which cannoned off the woodwork and allowed Mohamed Salah to produce a classy juggled finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Milner now sits three clear at the top of the continental creativity chart, with star turns at heavyweight rivals such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City trailing in his wake.The 32-year-old is eager to make everybody aware of that record, with Reds skipper Jordan Henderson telling the club’s official website during a warm weather training break in Marbella: “He has told a few of us that over the last couple of hours, to be fair!“He is a fantastic player. It doesn’t really matter how old he is, he is as fit as anyone and you can see that on the pitch in how much he contributes to the team.“He was brilliant again at Porto. He’s got a lot of assists in the Champions League, so hopefully he can continue it.”Milner has had to scrap for regular minutes this season, with just 10 Premier League starts handed to him.He has, however, appeared in 31 fixtures across all competitions and remains an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.His vast experience and willingness to work hard for the collective cause has sparked talk that he could be offered an extension at Anfield to a contract set to expire in the summer of 2019. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web