Shah calls for ouster of TMC by 2019

25 Apr 2017

BJP president Amit Shah, who came to West Bengal today on a three-day visit accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of unleashing violence, adding that the party would not be able to stop Narendra Modi's chariot.
"TMC may think they can stop Modiji's chariot, but they cannot stop it. The more they try to stop us, the more the lotus will bloom here," Shah said at a meeting of BJP workers at Naxalbari.
"In 2019 (Lok Sabha polls), the BJP will get the maximum number of seats in West Bengal. The people of the country will witness it," claimed Shah.
"Bengal, which was once at the forefront of development, now lags behind. Unemployment is high and the TMC government is following the policy of appeasement (of minorities)," alleged Shah.
The BJP chief, had lunch at the house of a tribal family before interacting with party workers.
Sitting on the floor of Raju Mahali's house at Dakkhin Katiajote village in Naxalbari, he had a lunch of rice, moong dal, 'potol' (a kind of gourd) fry, squash curry, salad and papad, served on a banana leaf.
Shah said he would tour five states in 15 days in a bid to expand the
party's presence.
Talking about Modi's 'Sabka sath sabka vikas' slogan, the BJP president claimed that development was reaching "every nook and corner" of the country, but the TMC government was "not allowing" it to happen in Bengal.
"The Naxals had started their violent activities here at Naxalbari and now, development and progress will start from here," Shah said, adding, "Under Narendra Modi's leadership, Bengal will very soon be on the path of development."
Lauding the Centre's demonetisation move, the BJP chief claimed that it had proved to be "beneficial" for the country and had played a "big role" in the recently-held Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.
Later at a rally at Siliguri the BJP president who slammed the TMC of getting bogged down in scams like Sharada and Narada, also alleged that the party had brought the state in the quagmire of underdevelopment and backwardness. 
``The Centre is running 57 peojects in the state for alleviation of poverty but its results are not reaching the people because of the state government's inefficiency and corrupt practices. The state had over the years witnessed closure of so many factories and they have been replaced by bomb-making factories. TMC is worse than the Congress and the Left. I call upon you to throw out the party and bring BJP in power which can give you development and good governance,'' Shah said.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, however, called upon people not to go to BJP alleging that the saffron party divided people in the name of religion.
"We do not believe in the BJP's Hindutva which divides people. They are not Hindus. They defame Hinduism. They create communal tension in the name of religion," she told a public meeting in Cooch Behar. "I am a Hindu. I love and respect all religions. We will not tolerate communal flare-up in the name of religion," she said. Shah is scheduled to visit Mamata Banerjee's Assembly constituency Bhabanipur in Kolkata tomorrow. (EOIC)