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Amit Shah halts speech for azan, says don’t want to give Mamata an excuse against BJP

Let it (the muezzin's call for azan) be completed. We don't want to give Mamata Banerjee an excuse against us,” Shah said.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Updated: December 1, 2014 12:59:45 pm
On Shah, the magazine praised the 50-year-old leader for "building a formidable campaign machine" in Uttar Pradesh, where he directed the BJP to victory in the polls. On Shah, the magazine praised the 50-year-old leader for “building a formidable campaign machine” in Uttar Pradesh, where he directed the BJP to victory in the polls.

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday stopped midway in his speech while addressing a rally here as the muezzin’s call for prayers was sounded from a mosque close by and said he didn’t want to give West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee an excuse against him.

“Let me stop for a while. Let it (the muezzin’s call for azan) be completed. We don’t want to give Mamata Banerjee an excuse against us,” Shah said midway of his 30-minute speech as the azan (prayers) started. When some BJP supporters started shouting slogans while the azan was going on, the party president raised his hands and asked them to remain silent, reiterating, “We should not give any excuse to Mamata didi.”

“Let me stop for a while. Let it (the muezzin’s call for azan) be completed. We don’t want to give Mamata Banerjee an excuse against us,” Shah said midway of his 30-minute speech as the azan (prayers) started. When some BJP supporters started shouting slogans while the azan was going on, the party president raised his hands and asked them to remain silent, reiterating, “We should not give any excuse to Mamata didi.”

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