Shah: Mamata working for welfare of nephew alone

Dumurjula (WB), January 31

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of working only for “welfare of the nephew” instead of well-being of the masses.

He said the agenda of the TMC dispensation was to make the nephew the next chief minister of the state.

Pointing to spate of defections from the Trinamool Congress, Shah asserted that Banerjee would be left alone by the time Assembly elections are held in the state.

Polls to 294-member Bengal Assembly are expected to take place in April-May.

Several TMC leaders, including one of the founding members of the party, Bani Singha Ray, shifted allegiance to the BJP at the rally, which was attended by newly inducted former TMC minister Rajib Banerjee and many others.

The TMC’s slogan of “Maa, Mati, Manush” (mother, land and people) has been reduced to “dictatorship, tolabaji (extortion) and appeasement”, Shah said while addressing the rally through video-conferencing in Howrah district.

The senior BJP leader who cancelled his two-day trip to Bengal at the last minute due to ongoing farmers’ protest in Delhi and explosion near Israeli Embassy, however, kept his date with the rally by addressing it virtually.

Shah is making all efforts to realise BJP’s “mission Bengal” by throwing TMC out of power in the state. Lashing out at “dynastic politics” in the TMC, Shah alleged that Banerjee had been working towards the “nephew’s welfare” rather than the well-being of the masses.

“Wherever under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the NDA has formed the government in the states they are working towards ‘Jan Kalyan’ (welfare of the masses) to provide services at doorsteps, but here in Bengal the only agenda of the Mamata dispensation is to ensure that the nephew becomes the next chief minister.”

“The government of Mamata didi is busy towards ‘Bhatija Kalyan’ (welfare of the nephew) in Bengal,” he added. — PTI

TMC looted rations during covid: Irani

Dumurjala (WB): Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal of indulging in corruption, Union Minister Smriti Irani said here on Sunday that while PM Narendra Modi provided foodgrain for 80 crore people of the country for eight months during the pandemic, the rations were looted by the party in the state. Irani deputised for Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah at the programme in Howrah district. PTI

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