While kick-starting the BJP’s campaign in West Bengal on Tuesday, party chief Amit Shah said that all the Bengali refugees will be granted citizenship with the passage of the Citizenship Bill. Speaking at a rally in Malda, Shah took on the ruling Trinamool Congress and said that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be for restoring democracy in the state.
I want to assure that all the Bengali refugees will be given citizenship under the Citizenship Bill. The TMC government has done nothing for the refugees but we will give them citizenship. However, taking a jibe at the rally of opposition parties in Kolkata, he said that the anti-BJP parties did not utter ‘Bharat Mata ki jai or ‘Vande Mataram’ even once during the public meeting, but kept chanting ‘Modi Modi’.
He also alleged that the ‘mahagathbandhan’ of opposition parties was meant for gaining power and serving personal interests. Mahagathbandhan is all about greed and lust. They want to remove Modi, while we want to remove poverty and corruption. Describing the Trinamool Congress dispensation as a government that facilitates murders, he further said that the party will be ousted in the general elections.