BJP will win maximum seats in Bengal in 2019: Amit Shah
In 2019 BJP will win the maximum number of seats in West Bengal claimed Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janta Party in Siliguri on Tuesday. Shah is on a three-day visit of Bengal.
Addressing party supporters at the Indoor Stadium in Siliguri, Shah stated that the people of Bengal had voted out the Left government in the hope that the Trinamool government would bring about positive changes in the state. "However, the TMC government is worse than the Left. There is corruption in every sphere with no accountability," retorted Shah.
Taking a dig at the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government, Shah stated that the TMC opposed demonetisation but "have patronised counterfeit currency and bomb making units in Malda which have spread their tentacles all over the country. There is a law and order failure in the state with rampant Bangladeshi infiltration," claimed Shah.
"The only option for Bengal is Modiji's BJP. Under BJP, India has become one of the fastest progressing countries in the world. We have reigned in black money and corruption. There are hundreds of Central schemes to alleviate poverty, however, the state government does not allow these schemes to reach the grass root," alleged the BJP President.
Shah gave a clarion call to all to support the BJP. "Now Mamata Banerjee cannot stop our advancement. People of Bengal have awoken. They will overthrow the TMC government in 2019," claimed Shah.
The day saw Amit Shah visiting Naxalbari and having lunch at the residence of a tribal family. "It is from here that the Naxals spread the politics of violence and hatred. From the same place we will launch our Saab Ka Saath, Saab Ka Vikash," said Shah. The CPI-ML (Liberation) took out a black flag rally in Siliguri with Shah's touch down at the Bagdogra Airport. They blamed the BJP of supporting the bourgeois and fanning riots in the country.
Meanwhile, taking a swipe at Shah for not explaining why Bengal is "constantly being deprived of central aid", state Minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday rubbished his claims that his party would become a formidable force in the state by the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
He also criticised the CPI(M) and Congress for backing the BJP. "On one hand, the two parties say that they always back secular forces but in reality they are backing a communal party like BJP secretly."