Union Interior Minister Amit Shah launched a violent attack on Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, on Sunday. “The BJP condemns it and I condemn it personally too. BJP believes that in a democracy everyone should have the right to express their views. And it is the responsibility of the ruling party to ensure that every political party can have its vote. The attack on BJP boss is not just an attack on him. It is an attack on democracy in West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress is fully responsible for it, ”said Shah.
“The people in Bengal want to change something”: Amit Shah
Amit Shah revealed that BJP’s CM candidate in West Bengal for the 2021 general election will be someone from Bengal who is not as “outsider” as Mamata Banerjee when he visits the state, saying, “She wants a land of people come? One state won’t visit another? Did she call Indira Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Narasimha Rao as outsiders when they came to West Bengal? But don’t worry, no one from Delhi will come to defeat you. Someone from Bengal is going to challenge you and be the next CM of the state. ”
With several former Trinamool leaders including Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari, it will be worth waiting for BJP’s CM face in Bengal as Amit Shah did not reveal any further details. In fact, he declined any connection between his comment on “Bhumiputra will challenge Mamata” and Suvendu Adhikari – upon request.
After JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked earlier this month while on a state tour, it ended up in a bitter center against West Bengal. While Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee said the attack was staged when the national leaders of the BJP came with their separate security cover, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in his report condemned the legal and regulatory situation of Bengal. The Interior Ministry summoned the top officials of the West Bengal government, including the secretary general, but the state government decided not to respond, calling the center’s interference detrimental to the federal structure. Finally, on the Friday before Amit Shah’s visit to Bengal, a video conference was held between the Union’s Interior Minister and government officials in West Bengal.
“We have not done anything in Bengal that violates the federal structure,” said Shah on Sunday.
Commenting on TMC’s support for the continued protest by farmers, Amit Shah said: “West Bengal is not giving its farmers 6,000 rupees. Mamata di does not release these funds, but supports the farmers’ protests. First, release the money. Only give this money on the occasion of your nephew’s birthday. 23 lakh farmers from Bengal asked online about PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi. Mamata di still prevents them by not giving them actual certification! She doesn’t even send a list of farmers to the center. “