Amit Shah West Bengal Visit Live Updates: Hitting out at Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, Union Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that political violence has reached its peak in Bengal and around 300 BJP workers have been killed under her tenure. Condemning the attack on BJP national president J P Nadda last week, he said BJP believes that in a democracy everyone should have the right to voice their views. “I want to tell all TMC leaders that they must not be under the wrong impression that the BJP will stop with such attacks. We will work to establish our base in West Bengal,” he warned while speaking at a press conference in Bengal.
Shah said the people of Bengal want change in the state to end political violence, extortion and Bangladeshi infiltration. Overwhelmed by the huge turnout in his roadshow in Bolpur, Shah said he had never seen such a roadshow in his life and this shows people’s love towards PM Modi and anger towards Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
He also visited Visva-Bharati and paid homage to Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Bhavan on the university campus. Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, paid floral tributes to Tagore at Rabindra Bhavan on the university campus. Amid tight security, the home minister arrived here for more than an hour-and-a-half-long visit to the central university. He is also scheduled to hold a meeting with vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty and members of the faculty.
Sending out a warning to CM Banerjee, Shah Saturday said the BJP will win more than 200 seats in next year’s state Assembly elections. Pointing out desertions from TMC, Shah took potshots at the party chief, saying that CM Mamata Banerjee will be left alone in the party by the time elections arrive.
Ending weeks of speculations, West Bengal political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari along with nine MLAs of different parties and a TMC MP joined the BJP at Shah’s rally in Midnapore. The Home Minister visited the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda in north Kolkata on Saturday morning and said that the ideals of the 19th-century icon are more relevant in the present-day world. He also visited the Siddheshwari Kali Mandir in Habibpur and paid floral tributes to the revolutionary Khudiram Bose. He is also scheduled to have lunch with a farmer’s family in Balichuri village along with BJP leaders. After the public meeting, he will return to Kolkata and hold meetings with BJP state leaders.