In a fresh attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing a virtual rally said the way leaders of her Trinamool Congress (TMC) are joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there will be no one left except her in the party at the end of the assembly elections.
Shah’s remark comes after five leaders from TMC quit the party and joined BJP on Saturday. The leaders which left the TMC party are former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders Rajib Banerjee, Baishali Dalmiya, Prabir Ghoshal, Rathin Chakraborti and Rudranil Ghosh.
Reportedly, ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections several leaders from TMC rebels have joined the BJP party. Former West Bengal Minister, Suvendu Adhikari had also joined the BJP in December 2020.
“By the time the elections will be held in Bengal, Mamata Didi will turn back and see no one in the party. There will no one left except for her,” Shah said while virtually addressing the BJP’s mega joining rally at Howrah Dumurjala stadium.
According to the report, all newly joined BJP leaders were present on the stage with Union minister Smriti Irani, BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh and party’s national vice-president Mukul Roy, general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya at the rally.
Shah further asserted that BJP will come to power in the state after assembly polls. “I want to make it clear that the BJP would come to power in the state after the elections,” Said the home minister.
The senior BJP leader also questioned that Banerjee should introspect why her party leaders are leaving TMC.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari once again hit out at the Trinamool Congress dubbing it a private limited company. He said that by February 28, there will be no one left in the Trinamool Congress private limited company.
Elections for 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal are expected in April-May this year. However, no dates have been announced by Election Commission yet.
Reportedly, the BJP along with its prominent leaders has been extensively campaigning over the past few months in West Bengal.