Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its chief, Mamata Banerjee, are “victimising people by torture” and a party cannot continue to win elections using such means, Bhartiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah said in Burdwan, in Bardhman district of West Bengal on Tuesday.
“By victimising people using torture, one cannot win in a democracy,” he stated.
Accusing the TMC of indulging in “State-wide violence, corruption, fraud and anti-national activity,” Mr. Shah said that Ms. Banerjee and her party colleagues have delivered their brand of governance which is worse than that of the Communists.
“Communists have failed to deliver development. Mamata Banerjee promised efficient governance as she came to power but she delivered an administration which is even worse than the Communists,” Mr. Shah said. He read out a list of the “good work” done by the Modi-government at the national level over the last few months and said that West Bengal needs a BJP-led Government.
“Bengal now needs a government led by Narendra Modi and only his government can fulfill the needs of the people and deliver development,” said Mr. Shah and asked the people to prepare the ground for another Parivartan (change) in Bengal. During the 2011 Assembly poll, TMC’s theme slogan was to initiate a “change” by removing the CPI-M led Left Front.
The other leaders of the BJP, including State president Rahul Sinha and national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said that the party is “confident” about TMC’s defeat in the 2016 Assembly election.
Echoing the views of his party colleagues, Mr. Shah said that “Delhi, then Bihar and finally Bengal…BJP will form the government in all the States” by the middle of 2016.