Kolkata, Jun 9 : With an eye on the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) literally kickstarted it’s campaign through a "virtual rally" on Tuesday where Union Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the Mamata Banerjee government over "political killings" in the state. Addressing the rally, his third event in the past three days, Mr Shah said, “BJP will never forget the sacrifice of workers” and promised to return the pristine glory of the state.
"Bengal is the only state where communal violence is still ongoing. It should stop. I assure you that BJP isn't here just to bring a revolution or do politics, but also build a cultural and traditional Bengal again. We want to create 'Sonar Bangla' again," he said. Dwelling on the measures taken by the Narendra Modi government for the welfare of the poor, Mr Shah blasted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not allowing the implementation of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme.
“Do the poor people of Bengal have no right to receive free and quality treatment? Why then you won't allow the Ayushman Bharat scheme here. Mamata ji, stop doing politics on the rights of poor people. You can do politics on a lot of other issues, but not on poors’ health,” he averred. On Ms Banerjee’s opposition to the Citizenship Act, Mr Shah said the Chief Minister should come clean why she is opposing the law. “It will cost you dearly. What is your problem if Namsudras and other such communities live respectfully in the country? People of Bengal are asking you this question as well. You will have to answer,” the former BJP president said. (UNI)