Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of appeasement politics, Home Minister Amit Shah said it has hurt the state’s tradition and urged people to fulfil their responsibilities to restore the pride of the state which was centre of spiritual and religious awakening.
Amit Shah had earlier said that the BJP will form the government in the state with 2/3rd majority and appealed to the people of Bengal to give employment to Bengal’s youth and to ensure the security of the state elect a BJP government in the state.
“We will make West Bengal into Sonar Bangla,” he added.
Restore the pride of the state: Shah
“West Bengal is the land of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Thakur Ramakrishna Paramhans, Vivekananda. Appeasement politics has hurt the state’s tradition. I urge people to fulfil their responsibilities to restore the pride of the state which was centre of spiritual and religious awakening,” said Shah.
Amit Shah is the state to take stock of the party’s organisational matters ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections in West Bengal.
He held a review meeting with the senior officers of the Central Reserve Police Force in Bankura and also met a tribal family in Chaturthi village, Bankura, and had food with them on Thursday.
‘Appeasement politics has hurt the state’s tradition’
During his two-day visit, the Union Minister Shah met senior BJP leaders from the state.
This is the first visit of the home minister after the COVID-19-induced lockdown. He had last visited the state on 1 March amid the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
Amit Shah had said he had sensed “massive public anger” against Mamata Banerjee and the ruling Trinamool Congress.
The “death knell” of the Trinamool had been rung, he said adding that the saffron party is confident of bringing change to the state under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.