New Delhi: Soon after Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a pro-CAA rally in Kolkata and blamed the state government for the deteriorating law and order situation in West Bengal, the ruling TMC slammed the Shah and said he should instead focus on Delhi where innocent lives are being lost. Also Read - Amit Shah Slams Mamata For West Bengal 'Riots', 'Goli Maro' Chants Heard in His Rally
Senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee said instead of preaching in West Bengal, Shah should apologise for failing to save innocent lives during the Delhi violence. He also stated that West Bengal is better off without bigotry and hatred that the BJP is trying to spread. Also Read - 'Aar Noy Annay': Amit Shah Gives Clarion Call to West Bengal Ahead of Elections, Says CAA Will Help Bengalis
“Rather than coming and preaching #Bengal @AmitShah you should have explained and apologised for failing to save more than 50 innocent lives in #DelhiViolence right under your nose,” Abhishek, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said in a tweet.
The statement from the TMC comes after nearly 42 people have lost their lives and over 200 during a communal clash that broke out between pro and anti-CAA protesters in Northeast Delhi last week. In the incident, people torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump, and pelted stones at local people and police personnel.
The comment from the TMC comes soon after Shah addressed a rally in the state and said the BJP will form the next government in the state with the two-third majority after the 2021 Assembly polls and expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Bengal.
In the rally, Shah said the BJP turn West Bengal into ‘Sonar Bangla’ and develop it on all counts if given an opportunity for five years by the people in the state.
He also asked the supporters to counter Mamata Banerjee’s slogan ‘Didi Ke Bolo,’ by saying ‘Aar Noi Anyay’, meaning, we will not tolerate injustice anymore.
“Give BJP five years and we will make the state ‘Sonar Bangla’,” Shah said, adding, “People should join the ‘Aar Noi Anyay’ (No more injustice) campaign and make West Bengal an atrocity-free state.”