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Condemn violence against BJP workers: Amit Shah in Bengal

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Kolkata, Dec 20: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday slammed the Mamata Banerjee government over the recent attack on BJP chief J P Nadda''s convoy. He alleged Banerjee had failed to control the law and order situation in the state, which was rapidly falling on all development indices.

Amit Shah

Addressing a pres conference, Shah said "the way TMC workers attacked our national president during his Bengal tour, BJP condemns it and I condemn it too personally. BJP believes that in a democracy everyone should have the right to voice their views."

"I want to tell all TMC leaders that they must not be under the wrong impression that the BJP will stop with such attacks. We will work to establish our base in West Bengal," he remarked.

"Political violence is at its peak in Bengal. More than 300 BJP workers have been killed and there has been no progress in investigation of the deaths," Shah said.

Massive crowd indicates anger against Mamata Banerjee: Amit Shah in BengalMassive crowd indicates anger against Mamata Banerjee: Amit Shah in Bengal

The home minister said Banerjee and the ruling TMC were raking up the "outsider- insider" issue to divert public attention from the failures of the state government.

"The Centre is well within its rights to send a letter (summoning IPS officers for central deputation) to state government...if they have any doubt they can go through the rule book," Shah said.

On the "insider-outsider debate", Shah said a son of the soil will become the chief minister in West Bengal if BJP is voted to power.

"I think Mamata di has forgotten a few things. When Mamata di was in Congress did she call Indira Gandhi an outsider? Did she use to term for Prime Minister P V Narashima Rao? Is she trying to create a country where people of one state are not allowed in other states?" he said.

Responding to a question, the home minister said the rules for implementation of the Citizenship (amendment) Act will be formulated after the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control.

"Because of the corona, such a massive process can''t be carried out. As soon as COVID vaccination starts we will discuss it," he said.

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