Mumbai: In a fierce attack on Mamata Banerjee over “hollow promises” and “corruption”, Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday expressed confidence that the BJP will form the government in West Bengal with more than 200 seats in the next assembly elections and the party will turn the state into “Sonar Bangla” in five years.
Addressing a press conference here, Amit Shah pulled up the Mamata Banerjee government over the law and order situation in the state and said “there is talk of killing political activists in the country.”
He said that 100 BJP workers have been killed in the last one year and asked whether action has been taken.
“West Bengal happens in the country when it comes to killing political activists. 100 BJP workers have been killed in the last one year, but what action has been taken?” He asked.
He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP will initiate a change in the state.
“Give a chance to Narendra Modi’s leadership, we will make ‘Sonar Bangla’ (Golden Bengal) within five years. Our aim is the development of West Bengal,” he said.
Shah said that the Trinamool Congress “did not stay away from corruption” even during COVID-19 and flood relief work.
“Even during COVID-19 and flood relief work, Trinamool did not stay away from corruption … They have enacted three laws in the state – one for nephew (one for Mamata Banerjee), one for her vote bank, and one for common Bengali,” he said.
“In the coming time, BJP will form a government in West Bengal with over 200 seats. The people who blessed in Lok Sabha polls will again bless us,” he added.
West Bengal is slated to go for assembly polls next year.