Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Saturday gave a clarion call for winning Bengal by overthrowing the Trinamool...
Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Saturday gave a clarion call for winning Bengal by overthrowing the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and vowed to complete the NRC process in Assam and drag out each and every infiltrator from India. Addressing a Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh rally in the city today, Mr Shah said, "BJP is ruling in 19 states. But I beleive that victory in these states is meaningless until we win over the place of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Rabindranath Tagore. Let us give a chance to Narendra Modi." The BJP president alleged law and order has been thrown out of gear in West Bengal. The Bengal, where Rabindra Sangeet used to resonate once, is now all about explosions. Mr Shah made it clear that the BJP would make NRC and illegal infiltration one of its main agenda in Bengal for 2019 elections. "If we want a developed Bengal, vote for BJP," he said.
"We will make sure that the process of NRC Assam is carried out peacefully. Neither Mamata Banerjee nor Rahul Gandhi can stop us from doing it," he pointed out. "We will definitely complete the NRC process in Assam and drag out each and every infiltrator from India," said Mr Shah. He said Mamata Banerjee made sure our rally today is blocked; all Bangla TV news channels have been blacked out the rally and added "We are not against West Bengal, but we are definitely against Mamata Banerjee. I am here to protest against the TMC." Mr Shah targets TMC, says BJP will uproot party in state Today's rally is a glimpse of what is to come, the fact that Bengal is going to change. BJP is going to uproot the Trinamool Congress in the state, he said. "I will go to every district in Bengal to dethrone Trinamool Congress," Amit Shah challenges Mamata Banerjee, while asking her to open her ears and hear him well," he said. Why is Mamata Banerjee protecting Bangladeshi infiltrators? She, along with Rahul Gandhi, are not clarifying their stance on the issue, but protesting it. This is because of Congress' vote-bank politics, says Shah. He is speaking in Kolkata. This is his first visit to the state since the NRC was released on July 30. Mr Shah said, "I want to ask Mamata Banerjee if she is not worried for West Bengal's Hindus and Muslims and their jobs? If we don't stop this infiltration, West Bengal won't see any progress. The only solution to this problem is NRC."
"The Union governemnt will amend the Citizenship Act to accommodate refugees. Opposition has to decide whether it will support that amendment or not," said Mr Shah during the rally. "In 2005, Mamata Banerjee protested against Bangladeshi infiltrators because they were Left's vote bank. Now these Bangladeshis are TMC's vote bank and therefore she is against NRC," BJP president said. "Mamata didi, Congress leaders, kindly specify are you with the country or only for vote bank politics. I want to ask you people, arent't Bangladeshi infiltrators a threat to India? Shouldn't we drag them out? We are members of Bharatiya Janata Party. For us country comes first, and not vote bank politics," Mr Shah said. "We are people who follow Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Vivekanand. We are not against Bengal but against Mamata government. Recently, she made a huge issue out of NRC in Assam. I have come here to tell people what is it about. Mamata didi, NRC won't stop because of you. Mamata Banerjee was elected because she fought against corruption but now scams are everywhere in Bengal," says Mr Shah, while hinting West Bengal CM's nephew Abhishekh for his alleged involvement in scams. Mr Shah said West Bengal is going to witness a change. He adds that all Mamata Banerjee has done is object against the NRC, but it is a process to throw illegal immigrants out. "Shouldn't Bangladeshi immigrants be thrown out?" Mr Shah asks the crowd.