Amit Shah in Bengal slams chief minister Mamata Banerjee
On Thursday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah insulted West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He said that Mamata Banerjee will too chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’ after the elections are over. “Jai Shri Ram” chant is an insult to Mamata Banerjee.
“Why? So many people take pride in this chant. Why do you get insulted by this slogan? Because you have to appease one section for votes,” Shah said.
“If slogans of Jai Shri Ram are not raised here, will it be raised in Pakistan?” the BJP leader said.
Amit Shah said, “Mamata’s focus is only making her nephew the next chief minister. Had Dilip Ghosh not been there, she would have announced her nephew as the next chief minister. But now she is scared.”
“In 2017, Mamata Banerjee had said BJP will get zero in West Bengal. But then you gave 18 seats to BJP. Now, she is looking for seats — from where she can contest,” Amit Shah said. This statement came after Mamata’s recent announcement that she would contest from Nandigram as well after Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP.
He talked about Centre`s budget allocated to West Bengal. Amit Shah said, “Bengal worships Devi Durga but for that you have to go to the court. Bring us to power and it will be a land of both Ram Navami and Durga Puja.”
Shah also said that the ‘Parivartan Yatra will be aiming at ending infiltration. He said, “BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ not for changing CM, MLA or minister; it’s for ending infiltration.”
Amit Shah even mentioned the incident where she left the stage after she was greeted with Jai Shree Ram slogans on Netaji’s birth anniversary celebration. “Do you want a government which fights with the Centre. But didi only fights with Modiji. At least she could not have fought on Netaji’s birth anniversary celebration,” Amit Shah said.
PM Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a rare joint appearance at West Bengal`s Victoria Memorial to launch an exhibition to honour Netaji but Ms Banerjee cancelled her speech after being heckled by supporters of the BJP with chants of “Jai Shri Ram”.