Only chit funds thriving in Bengal: Amit Shah attacks Mamata govt

Shah while making a reference to the multi-crore Saradha and Rose valley chit fund scams also said that chit fund was the only industry that is flourishing in West Bengal.

By: PTI | Howrah | Updated: January 26, 2016 3:36 am
BJP national president Amit Shah , during a public meeting at Dumurjala , Howrah on January 25, 2016. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) BJP national president Amit Shah , during a public meeting at Dumurjala , Howrah on January 25, 2016. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday targeted the Mamata Banerjee government, saying that only chit fund industry was flourishing in West Bengal and the state was turning into a haven for anti-national elements and fake currency rackets during the Trinanmool Congress rule.
In his first rally — held in Howrah — after being re-elected BJP national president Sunday, Shah said: “The people of Bengal had voted for paribartan. CM Mamata Banerjee had promised a positive change but has there been any change? There are no industries here and the only projects that have been flourishing during the Trinamool rule are the chit fund companies.”
Alleging that votebank politics had turned Bengal into a hub for anti-national elements, Shah said: “Is it a coincidence that every time there is a blast, the house where the blast took place belongs to a Trinamool worker? It cannot be a coincidence. Your party is involved in this and Mamataji, because of votebank politics, you have turned Bengal into a haven for anti-national elements. Earlier, fake currency used to enter India through Punjab and Rajasthan. But now Bengal has turned into a gateway for counterfeit currency.”
Urging people to give BJP a chance, Shah said: “We will take Bengal on the path of development. We don’t practice votebank politics… Infiltration from Bangladesh will be checked.”