Amit Shah says people of West Bengal 'yearning for change', want to get rid of Bangladeshi infiltration

Addressing people during a roadshow in Bolpur during his two-day visit to the state, Shah said BJP would restore the state to its 'old glory' if the party is voted to power

Press Trust of India December 20, 2020 19:08:27 IST
Amit Shah says people of West Bengal 'yearning for change', want to get rid of Bangladeshi infiltration

Amit Shah was on a two-day visit to West Bengal on Sunday. ANI

Bolpur: People of West Bengal are yearning for change as they want to get rid of political violence, corruption, extortion and Bangladeshi infiltration, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday, attacking the Mamata Banerjee government.

Addressing people during a roadshow in this town associated with Bengali cultural and literary icon Rabindranath Tagore, Shah vowed to restore the state to its old glory when it was called "sonar Bangla" (Bengal of gold) if the BJP is voted to power.

"I have attended and organised several roadshows in my life but have never seen one like this. This roadshow is a reflection of people's anger against the Mamata Banerjee government. This crowd reflects people's faith in the agenda of development of Narendra Modi Ji," Shah told the massive gathering at the roadshow.

He said the yearning was not about changing a political leader but "getting rid of corruption, political violence, extortion and Bangladeshi infiltration".

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