Bengal needs a patriotic govt that doesn’t save the Burdwan blast culprits: Amit Shah

Amit Shah alleged that CM Mamata Banerjee was blocking NIA probe to save accused TMC leaders accused in Saradha scam.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Updated: December 1, 2014 10:56 am
BJP President Amit Shah. (Source: PTI photo) BJP President Amit Shah. (Source: PTI photo)

‘I am Amit Shah, a BJP worker. I have come to Bengal to uproot the TMC,” said the BJP president as he took on the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government here on Sunday.

Accusing the Chief Minister of shielding the guilty in the Saradha scam, Shah further alleged a link between the Saradha scam and the October 2 Burdwan blast.

Addressing a rally here, he said, “Saradha chit fund money was used in the Burdwan blast. The NIA is not being allowed to probe the blast properly. Hurdles are being created. It is being done in order to save TMC leaders who are involved in the blast.”


He said that while Mamata had led protests to support those whose land was acquired in Singur, she was not bothered about the 17 lakh investors who lost their money in the Saradha scam. “Who bought your paintings? Why was the Shyamal Sen Commission scrapped? Did the TMC leaders benefit from Saradha or not? Why are you shielding the accused in the Saradha case and the Burdwan blast case?” he asked.

Referring to the protests by TMC MPs outside Parliament over black money, he said: “What do TMC and Mamata Banerjee have to say about the money siphoned off in the Saradha scam? Was that black money or white money?”

amit-shah BJP MP Chandan Mitra, S S Ahluwalia, Siddharth Nath Singh, National President Amit Shah and state president Rahul Sinha during the Uprising day Rally in Kolkata on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha victory march would culminate with the BJP’s victory in the Bengal Assembly polls due in 2016. “Our mission is to make Bengal a TMC-free state, and looking at the huge gathering I am sure that the coundown for the Mamata-led TMC government has begun,” he said.

“Bengal needs a government which is patriotic, which doesn’t save the culprits of the Burdwan blast, which does not indulge in corruption,” said Shah.

“The state is lagging behind in areas of health, education, law and order. There are about 16,000 unemployed tea workers. The state has all the potential and Narendra Modi wants its development too, but Mamata will not allow that to happen. To make it happen, you must help BJP form a government here so that it can work in tandem with the central government,” he said. “In 2015, you must resolve to uproot the TMC.”

Responding to Mamata’s jibe at him, Shah said a few days back she wanted to know who Amit Shah is. “Didi, If you can see… if you can hear… I am Amit Shah… a small worker of BJP who has come to Bengal to uproot the TMC from here.”

Among the other party leaders who addressed the gathering were Union Minister of State Babul Supriyo, BJP national secretary and the party’s central observer for Bengal Siddarth Nath Singh, and State BJP president Rahul Sinha.

Earlier, the state authorities had denied permission for the rally at the venue, prompting the BJP to move the Calcutta High Court. The nod from the Kolkata Municipal Commission came only on Saturday, after the court appointed two special officers to oversee the arrangement.

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    Abhishek Bose
    Dec 1, 2014 at 6:22 am
    :indianexpress/artic... .. Patriotic indeed! the govt does not have the courage to expose the conspirators !
    1. G
      Nov 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm
      This is not HT. At least keep track of your spam
      1. R
        Nov 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm
        Modi promised he will make Jharkand No.01 State. This guy says if voted to power BJP will make WB no 01 state. Bundles of Jokers Party are biggest liars in the world making false promises.
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          Pranob Kumar Bandyopadhayay
          Nov 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm
          Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely
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            Anirban De
            Dec 1, 2014 at 4:26 am
            We want immediate change in West is since 2011.
            1. A
              Nov 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm
              Hindus should beware, every state which have not BJP govt and will hold elections will have Terrorists, these people are dividing INDIA and options for Muslims are getting very less, who are targeted now and again BUT not HIndu Godmen who have Private armies, Hindu Terrorists outfit which can create riots with drop of a hat, Hindu Terrorists training camps. Muslims have very little choice BUT to make those accusation come true. Hindus beware these are parties who divide the nation on caste and their ultimate goal is to MAKE BLACK MONEY and sell off Motherland cheaply.
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                Rangaesh Gadasalli
                Dec 1, 2014 at 6:03 am
                mamata's credibility is gone. her protests and playing the role of a victim may not save her.
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                  Kapil Dev Suri
                  Dec 1, 2014 at 4:24 am
                  1. C
                    Nov 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm
                    Mamata is a dictator of the West Bengal State. Time to kick her butt out of the office.
                    1. B
                      Nov 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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                        Mahender Goriganti
                        Nov 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm
                        It looks like HT is finding it difficulty in telling the truth and trying to underplay it, derogate his character and not mention the response, and as a small disclaimer in the end mentions about not allowing the rally despite several requests and it took HC to slap her face with an order to let the rally to take place
                        1. M
                          Nov 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm
                          Mamta should be careful about terrorism in Bengal.Other states are co-operating with IB to prevent terrorist attack in their states,only exception being West Bengal and Bihar.THe reason is obvious.Losing Muslim votes.She should know even Muslims do not support terrorism.If she does not change her stance,Bengal will become Mumbai. It will witness terrorist attacks frequently.She should concentrate on development and avoid theatrics.
                          1. I
                            Nov 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm
                            Deport Mamta to Bangladesh and Omar to Porkistan and can HT have the courage of conviction to publish and keep published comments that are unpalatable to its owners.
                            1. P
                              Nov 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm
                              Arrest Mamta. She is worse than Khaleda Zia.
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                                1. S
                                  Nov 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm
                                  There is a thin line between lies and hallucination. BJP does not seem to see the line.
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                                    Satish K
                                    Nov 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm
                                    Go ahead, the road is even and clear.
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