As COVID-19 is at it’s peak in India, so with the use of technology BJP is reaching out to people through virtual rallies. Amit Shah adresses one such rally for Bengal. Amid Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic in Bengal and whole World, Union Home Minister Amit Shah seemed like in a campaign mode for 2021 Assembly election in the state, calling for a change.
SHAH BLAMES MAMATA AND HER GOVERNMENT FOR NOT IMPLEMENTING SCHEMES OF MODI GOVERNMENT:
In a nearly hour-long speech, the achievements of the BJP-led government at the Centre were juxtaposed against the failures of the Trinamool government in the state. Listing the schemes of the Central government, Shah accused Mamata of not allowing some of these schemes to reach the people of the State. Speaking of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which he claimed benefited one crore people who needed surgery in the last three years, Shah said the scheme was not allowed by Mamata Banerjee, “lest it made Narendra Modi more popular”. “There are a lot of other ways to do your politics, Mamata ji… why deny the poor their right?… The entire country has accepted the scheme; ultimately even Arvind Kejriwal ji also accepted it, but Mamata ji why have you not accepted it still, is what the people of Bengal want to ask you,” said Shah.
He also accused the Bengal government of not sending the list of beneficiaries for Pradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi, as an aid the farmers of Bengal were getting pressurised. “Rs.72000 crore have already entered the bank account of 9 crore farmers in the country, and every year they are getting 6000. Mamata Didi if you want to play politics then play with us, why are you making farmers suffer” Shah said during the rally.
He claimed that the people of Bengal have received Rs.11,000 crore directly from the Centre and, referring to a recent comment by Mamata, said, “And yet Mamata ji you sarcastically say that the BJP should manage the State if it thinks you are not doing a proper job. Let me tell you, the people of Bengal will soon fulfil your wish.”
After Listing the Schemes of Modi Government Shah dared Mamata Banerjee to present Report Card of her 9 Yrs Rule in the State. He also added “List Your Work, Don’t list number of Bomb blasts and attacks on BJP Workers.”
#WATCH Mamata ji aap hamara hisaab maangti ho,main toh hisaab lekar aaya hun.Aap kal ek press conference karke apne 10 saal ka hissab dijiyega aur dhyan se dijiyega kahin bomb dhamako ki sankhya mat bata dijiyega,BJP ke maar diye karyakartaon ki sankhya mat de dijiyega: Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/1QPhOTOn8S
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2020
SHAH LASHED OUT AT MAMATA FOR OPPOSING CAA AND DISRESPECTING MIGRANTS:
Shah even attacked Mamata on her opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and on her alleged reluctance to accept the migrant labourers who were for so long stranded in different parts of the State due to the lockdown. “We called those trains as Shramiks, Mamata named them ‘Corona Express’. Mamata Didi, this was an insult to the labourers of Bengal, these Corona Express trains will take Trinamool out of the State,” said Shah.
Mamata ji, you reffered to Shramik Special Trains as 'Corona Express'. The name that you have given, 'Corona Express' will become an exit express for TMC. You've insulted migrant workers, you've rubbed salt into their wounds & they will not forget it: Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/i0t2p0Znon
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2020
The return of migrants became a major point of conflict between centre and state government. While Mamata has maintained that the Centre should have sent the migrant workers home before the lockdown, and its “unplanned” way of arranging for their return now is causing a huge spike in the number of COVID-positive cases in the State, the Centre has accused Mamata of turning a blind eye to the plight of the workers and dragging her feet in facilitating their return.
CHARGE OF CORRUPTION AND POLITICS:
Shah targeted Mamata and government on wide list of issues and one of them is corruption. He said that Bengal government has been involved in political violence, scams, appeasement politics, attack on democracy, law and order problem and gagging the press. “You can stop people from road rallies, you can stop helicopters, but you cannot stop Parivartan,” said Shah.
REACTION OF MAMATA AND PARTY:
Reacting to Shah’s speech, Mamata’s nephew and heir apparent to the party leadership, Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee posted on social media: “As usual the speech of Amit Shah Ji was all rhetoric and no substance. Nonetheless since he has talked about his dream of seeing ‘EXIT’ of TMC, I would like to ask him one more time — “When are the Chinese EXITING our territory”
As usual the speech of @AmitShah Ji was all rhetoric and no substance.
Nonetheless since he has talked about his dream of seeing ‘EXIT’ of TMC, I would like to ask him one more time – “When are the Chinese EXITING our territory”#BengalRejectsAmitShah
— Abhishek Banerjee (@abhishekaitc) June 9, 2020
Trinamool general secretary and Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on social media: “Amit Shah’s priorities are crystal clear even when the state is battling with a pandemic and a natural disaster. Bengal, remember the face of this man who is just hungry for your votes and nothing else.”
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