Sources did not give the reason for the deferment of his trip during which he was to address two rallies on Saturday and Sunday, but it comes as farmers have intensified their protests against three farm laws amid incidents of clashes with “locals” at some places.
Shah was to attend several programmes as the BJP steps up its campaign in the state where assembly elections are expected to be held in April-May.
He was scheduled to start his state tour from Mayapur Chandrodaya Temple of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and later address the Matua community at a public rally at the Thakurbari ground in North 24 Parganas district, as per BJP officials.
On the second day of his visit on January 31, the home minister was scheduled to visit Sri Aurobindo Bhawan in Kolkata and then the Bharat Sevashram Sangha.
He was also scheduled to address a public meeting at Dumurjola in Howrah and visit Belur Math.