Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the current exodus from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) to the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that she needed some introspection on the issue.
Shah said that with the way TMC leaders were joining the BJP in large numbers, before the Assembly elections she would be left alone and alleged that her government’s only agenda was making the nephew the Chief Minister. He was virtually addressing a BJP rally at Dumurjola in Howrah district.
“For the last three months, so many leaders from the TMC are joining the BJP...What is the reason behind this? I think Mamata didi needs some introspection,” said Shah.
“The way leaders from the TMC, Communist parties and the Congress are joining the BJP in large numbers by the time elections arrives Mamata didi if you will be left alone,” he added.
Shah alleged that while development was the main agenda of BJP governments in other states, in Bengal the only agenda of the TMC government was to make the “nephew” the Chief Minister.
“The Narendra Modi government is dedicated to the public welfare but Didi’s government is busy with ‘Bhatija kalyan’ (welfare of the nephew). For them welfare of the people of Bengal is not an agenda,” said Shah.
The Union Home Minister also said that Mamata’s slogan of “Maa, Mati, Manush” had disappeared and replaced by the slogan of “dictatorship, extortion and appeasement.”
“Where Communists left Bengal, Mamata Banerjee picked up from there and caused further deterioration. Mamata Ji people of Bengal will never forgive you. Now there is a wave of change in Bengal,” said Shah.
Lashing out at the Chief Minister for not implementing Central schemes in Bengal Shah said that when farmers in the state protested she got nervous and sent a letter agreeing to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.
“Didi, who are you fooling? With the letter, the list of farmers and their bank account numbers are required. But you provided nothing,” said Shah.
He also said that after the BJP comes to power in Bengal, the first Cabinet would pass the proposal to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme in the state.
“We will form the BJP government in Bengal with absolute majority and will uproot TMC,” said Shah.
Reacting to his allegations TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said that “ BJP should repeal the Farm Laws first and then speak of farmers in Bengal.