Home Minister Amit Shah, who welcomed Trinamool Congress heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari to the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a scathing attack at West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying that by the time elections in the state come, she will be “left alone.
Senior party members are leaving TMC. Didi accuses BJP of inducing party members to defect. But I want to ask her when she quit Congress to form TMC, was it not defection? This is just the start. She will be left alone by the election,” Amit Shah said while addressing a rally at West Bengal’s Paschim Midnapore.
The home minister exuded confidence and said that when results of West Bengal Assembly elections will be declared, BJP will form the government with more than 200 seats.
Addressing the youth in the state, Amit Shah said, “I want to ask the youth of Bengal – What is your fault? Why is there no development in Bengal? I want to ask the farmers of Bengal – Why are you not receiving the Rs 6,000 annually that is being sent by PM Modi?”
Amit Shah also remembered the party workers in the state who have lost their lives. Shah named one worker from every district that the BJP has lost, saying that the party has lost more than 300 workers till date.
Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal to take stock of the BJP’s affairs in the state, arrived in Kolkata on Saturday and offered puja at a local temple.
Shah also had lunch at the house of a farmer in Paschim Midnapore district as part of his exercise to strengthen relations with the agriculturists ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.