'Political violence not Bengal's culture'
Kolkata: Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general on Tuesday criticised BJP national president Amit Shah for inciting party workers and indulging in divisive politics in Bengal.
Chatterjee advised Shah not to depend on party leaders who do not have any idea of Bengal's society and politics. "Political violence is not the culture in Bengal and being the national president of BJP, his call to his party workers to put up violent resistance is uncalled for. He is coming to the state and spreading divisive politics," he said.
Chatterjee said the BJP has not done anything for the common people in the state. During the recent floods, Prime Minister had given financial assistance to Assam and Bihar but there was no package for Bengal. Despite financial constraints, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had visited the districts and announced financial assistance to the affected people. "No delegation from state BJP had visited Delhi to request the Prime Minister to give financial assistance to Bengal."
Earlier, Shah alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government had misused Central funds and no development in the state has taken place. There is unprecedented violence in the state. Shah on Tuesday met some BJP workers who were allegedly beaten up by Trinamool Congress supporters recently.