Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday slammed Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee saying the BJP’s aim is to end the Bua-Bhatija rule in West Bengal in the coming elections. While addressing a rally in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar, Shah took a jibe at Banerjee for taking offence on Jai Shri Ram slogan chanting. He said Mamata Banerjee gets angry at Jai Shri Ram slogan, but she will herself begin chanting it by the time assembly polls are over. If Jai Shri Ram is not chanted in India, will it be raised in Pakistan?, he added.
On January 23, Mamata Banerjee had refused to speak at an event held in Kolkata to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose when the audience had raised Jai Shri Ram slogans.
Shah said the coming elections in West Bengal will be a fight between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development model and Mamata Banerjee’s destruction model. The BJP aims at winning 200 of the state’s 294 seats in the assembly polls.Launching the fourth phase of the Poriborton Yatra, Shah said the rally was not organised to change the CM, MLAs or ministers of the state, but to transform West Bengal. He said the yatra is intended to free the state from unemployment, bomb blasts, infiltration, and bring a change. This Poriborton Yatra is a journey towards building Sonar Bangla, he added.
Hitting out at Banerjee’s government, Shah said PM Modi’s government works for Jan Kalyan and Mamata Banerjee government works for bhatija Kalyan. He was referring to one of the hot issues that is said to have propelled a chunk of Trinamool leaders towards the BJP. TMC goons cannot stall the BJP’s march to power in West Bengal. No one can stop the BJP in Bengal, Shah added.