Saturday, 20 January, 2018

BJP will punish perpetrators of Sukma encounter: Amit Shah

Amit Shah Amit Shah west bengal vist Shah Bengal visit Mamata Banerjee Bengal TMC indian express news BJP chief Amit Shah
Melissa Porter | 28 April, 2017, 07:25

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday trashed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations of the Centre's non-cooperation and, that of hatching a political conspiracy to frame her party leaders in corruption cases.

In a stinging attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked BJP chief Amit Shah's booth level public interaction programme in the state as maintaining "double standards". He described Bengal as the "Modi rath's" next destination after successive triumphs in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and now the Delhi civic body.

"That AITC leaders took money is not a cock-and-bull story".

Shri Shah said that the Trinamool Congress's attempts at wreaking violence on BJP's cadres to halt its rapid growth in West Bengal would fail miserably.

Amit Shah began his 15-day visit across 5 states, where BJP has traditionally been weak, from Bengal.

"The TMC is unleashing violence but in the end, the BJP's victory in Bengal is certain".

He also claimed that the Trinamool government had not done much to develop the state.

The BJP president also reiterated that in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP would get maximum number of seats from West Bengal.

While being greeted by the residents of some houses in the slum, Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "vijay rath" would roll into Bengal in 2019. "In service sector, growth in India is 9.2 per cent while in Bengal it is 13.99 per cent and industrial growth in India is 7.3 per cent while in Bengal it is 10.59 per cent", Banerjee told the media in north Bengal's Alipurduar. "But we are facing difficulties in Bengal in delivering its benefits to the poor", Shah said here.

He advised state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that "she will be better off" if "she listens to people of Bengal" for what they are demanding.

"Be it new concepts like Vistarak Yojana (expansion scheme) or Karyakarta Pravas (worker travel), everything from now on will be focused on strengthening the party structure at booths", said BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya.

"We work for all the religions, castes, communities", she said, alleging that the BJP was "trying to destroy" West Bengal by its "divisive politics".

The workers of a party going through a crisis are looking for their leader, she said targeting Rahul, while the president of another party, which has won one election after another, is not resting on his laurels and working hard to strengthen it. He also said that the state government criticised the demonetisation move but failed to check the entry of fake currencies.

While the Left Front government left a loan burden of Rs 1.92 lakh crore after 34 years of its rule, under Banerjee's dispensation the burden has shot up to a whopping Rs 3.50 lakh crore in six years, Shah said.