Stating that he can sense “massive public anger against the Mamata Banerjee government” in West Bengal , Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the times of the Trinamool Congress government are numbered which the BJP will come to power with a two-third majority within the Assembly polls next year.
West Bengal is scheduled to travel to polls within the next six months.
“I want to appeal to the people of Bengal to uproot the TMC government and provides the BJP a chance to make subsequent government. we’ll transform the state into Sonar Bangla (golden Bengal),” he said.
On a two-day visit to the state, Shah landed in Kolkata on Wednesday night and arrived in Bankura, on the western a part of the state, on Thursday noon. He began his visit by garlanding the statue of Birsa Munda, a insurgent who came from the Munda tribe. Munda is an icon among the people of the region, including neighbouring districts and in Jharkhand and Bihar.
Bankura features a large concentration of individuals from tribal communities, and therefore the BJP had won both Parliamentary seats within the district in 2019.
Shah told the media: “I am in West Bengal since last night and may sense the huge public anger against the Mamata Banerjee government. We are confident of bringing in change within the state under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Banerjee government has stopped benefits of Central schemes reaching the tribal people, the poor, the farmers, and other people from the backward classes in Bengal.
“If Mamata Banerjee thinks that by stopping implementation of Central schemes in Bengal she is going to stop the BJP, then she is mistaken. The way the government has oppressed BJP workers here, i’m confident that the death knell has begun for the TMC government.”
He said: “The tribal people of Bengal aren’t getting advantage of housing schemes started by the Centre. The poor aren’t getting healthcare schemes and therefore the farmers aren’t getting the annual aid of Rs 6,000. If you (Banerjee) let these people enjoy the advantages of those schemes, they’ll a minimum of spare some thoughts for you.”
After the garlanding ceremony, Shah held an indoor meeting with party workers and leaders from 13 districts to sketch strategies for subsequent year’s Vidhan Sabha polls.
Later, the house Minister had lunch at the house of party worker Bibhishan Hansda in tribal-dominated Chaturdihi village, near Bankura town. He was amid Lok Sabha MP and West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, Union minister Debashree Chaudhuri, party’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, national vice-president Mukul Roy, party MP Saumitra Khan and senior leader Rahul Sinha, among others.
Shah was offered a standard Bengali vegetarian meal by the Hansda family and spent a while with them. “Had amazing Bengali food at Shri Vivishan Hansda ji’s range in Chaturdhi village. No words can express their warmth and hospitality,” the house Minister tweeted.
Shah later returned to Rabindra Bhawan in Bankura town for an additional round of meetings with various social groups and members of civil society. After the meeting, Shah also met senior officials of the CRPF.