Reacting sharply to the comment of BJP national president Amit Shah that the tune of Rabindra Sangeet could not be heard in West Bengal because of the sound of bomb blast, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said it was the deafening sound of the explosion at Pathankot which was always ringing in their ear.
Banerjee was addressing a rally at Para in Purulia when she heard about Shah’s comment during a press conference at Kolkata Press Club.
Shah said all the industries in the state had been closed and the only those industries that had been functional were bomb making ones.
The tunes of Rabindra Sangeet could not be heard because of the sounds of explosion.
Trinamool chief, who was addressing a political rally, said Rabindra Sangeet was part and parcel of the lives of Bengal. Cautioning the BJP leaders she said, “They should be thrown out of power in 2019.” She urged people not to vote for the Opposition who were trying to follow the ‘divide and rule’ policy here.
Calling the alliance of Congress and CPI(M) as the “most opportunistic one”, Shah said it was really amazing that the CPI(M) and the Congress who were friends in Bengal were struggling in Kerala. “Such opportunism should stop and the political approach should be transparent.”
Shah said the Communists had ruined the state and in the past five years the Trinamool Congress had followed the same line. “Only the BJP can save the state and can help it to move forward,” he said.