Kolkata, June 28: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of using violence to remain in power in West Bengal, adding that the party will not remain in power for long.Also Read - Terrorists Kill Cop, Injure CRPF Trooper In Pulwama, Day Ahead Of Amit Shah’s Visit

“If Trinamool Congress thinks that through violence they can continue to remain in power in Bengal, then I would like to challenge them that the sacrifice of our workers will not go in vain and their govt will not last long,” he said while addressing a public meeting in West Bengal’s Purulia. Also Read - After 5-Year Ban, Govt Tightens Noose On PFI, Bans Radical Outfit's Website, Social Media Accounts

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Shah further alleged that the TMC shut down all factories except those that manufacture bombs. “Bengal didn’t develop but the goons of TMC developed. All factories have shut down in the state only bomb-making factories are running successfully,” he claimed.

BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday reached out to the rural families in West Bengal’s Purulia district as part of the party’s ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’, a nationwide campaign to highlight the success of the NDA regime in the last four years.

“I came here to let people know about the Modi government’s initiatives for the poor in the country. I distributed the documents of those records, printed in Bengali. We are trying to deliver door to door message about how this government has tried to reach out to every household in the country in the last four years,” Shah said in Lakhda village on the second day of his two-day Bengal tour.

“The BJP has set a target to meet nearly one crore families in the country. I have come to Purulia as part of our party’s ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ and have visited five houses in the village to inaugurate the initiative here,” he said. Shah would hold a public meeting in the district bordering Jharkhand, where the Bharatiya Janata Party made significant gains in last month’s rural polls against the ruling Trinamool Congress.

He is also scheduled to meet the bereaved family members of the three BJP activists from Purulia who were allegedly killed after the rural poll results. Earlier in the day, Shah visited the famous tantrik temple in Tarapith, Birbum district.

The BJP chief, accompanied by state party president Dilip Ghosh and BJP’s National Secretary Rahul Sinha, also met the local party leaders and activists in Birbhum. Shah who is on a two day trip to Bengal, held a string of meetings with the party’s election committee, social media cell and senior state leaders on Wednesday. He also addressed a group of intellectuals from the state on the occasion of Bengali novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s birthday.

(With agency inputs)