Kolkata: West Bengal Trinamool Mahila Congress President Chandrima Bhattacharya wrote to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah asking him to ‘either prove his statements or withdraw the same and apologise before public’ over his speech in East Midnapore on Tuesday.
Bhattacharya issued a warning to the BJP chief saying that legal steps will be taken if he failed to withdraw his statements or tender an apology for the same.
Shah, while addressing Ganatrantra Bachao Yatra at Contai in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, drew a parallel between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress and said that both the parties are two sides of the same coin that believes in “parivartantra” (family rule).
“Congress is synonymous to dynasty politics. After Indira Gandhi, there was Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and now Priyanka Gandhi… Similarly, in Trinamool Congress Banerjee’s nephew is getting ready to take over after her. Dynasty politics is never good for the country. Do you agree with this parivarvad? This cannot develop the country,” he stated.
Shah lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after her paintings were brought for crores by owners of chit fund companies.
“Are you all aware of Mamata Banerjee’s qualities? She is a very good painter. Even if someone is a great painter, how much would his paintings cost? (Rs) 10,000, (Rs) 20,000, (Rs) one lakh or (Rs) 10 lakh. But her paintings were brought by chit fund owners for crores of rupees. So, will the chit fund owners ever be arrested if the person, whose paintings they had brought, is the chief minister?,” he asked.
Shah claimed that over 25 lakh people in West Bengal had lost their life’s savings due to the chit fund scam. He also promised that if the BJP came to power in the state, all the money that was looted would be recovered.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up WB CM Banerjee and expressed serious concern over reports of violence near the venue of the rally of BJP President Amit Shah in East Midnapore today. He has asked the CM that those indulging in violence should be brought to book.