Ahead of the 2021 assembly polls, Union Home
Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah held a roadshow in Bengal on Sunday
during which he said that the people of the state were angry with Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee and were yearning for change, PTI reported.
“I have attended and organised several
roadshows in my life but have never seen one like this. This roadshow is a
reflection of people’s anger against the Mamata Banerjee government. This crowd
reflects people’s faith in the agenda of development of Narendra Modi Ji,”
Shah told the massive gathering during the roadshow in Bolpur area of Birbhum
During the show,
Amit Shah was seen standing on top of a lorry along with state BJP president
Dilip Ghosh. He was seen waving at hundreds of people standing on both sides of
the road as the supporters of BJP raised ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Narendra Modi
Zindabad’ and ‘Amit Shah Zindabad’ slogans.
Amit Shah added that people wanted to “get rid of
corruption, political violence, extortion and Bangladeshi infiltration”.
Promising to restore the state to its old glory,
Shah said, “Give one chance to Narendra Modi. We
will make ‘Sonar Bangla’ in 5 years,” ANI reported.
a press conference after the roadshow, Shah hit out at Mamata Banerjee government and alleged
that political violence has reached its peak in the state.
violence is at its peak in Bengal. More than 300 BJP workers have been killed
and there has been no progress in investigation of the deaths,” Shah said, ANI reported.
also condemned last week’s attack on BJP
national president J P Nadda and said BJP strongly believes that everyone
should have the right to voice their opinion and views.
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 said.
Home Minister is on a two-day
visit to West Bengal. On Sunday afternoon, he visited a folk singer’s residence
for lunch and also offered prayers at the family Shiva temple.