TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien dismisses Amit Shah's speech in Bengal's Malda as 'low on facts and poor in taste'

Amit Shah claimed that bringing 20-25 leaders on one stage - done by TMC chief and chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata - would not serve any purpose as Narendra Modi would be elected again.

Press Trust of India January 22, 2019 18:52:17 IST
TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien dismisses Amit Shah's speech in Bengal's Malda as 'low on facts and poor in taste'
  • Derek said that after hearing Amit Shah's speech in Malda, it was obvious that the BJP are very

  • Shah kick-started the BJP's Lok Sabha poll campaign in West Bengal with a rally in Malda

  • The BJP chief also mocked the grand alliance of Opposition parties as that of

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) described Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah's speech in Malda on Tuesday as being "low on facts and poor in taste", saying it seemed the saffron party had become nervous and realised that its days were numbered.

TMC spokesperson Derek OBrien dismisses Amit Shahs speech in Bengals Malda as low on facts and poor in taste

File Image of TMC leader Derek O'Brien in Rajya Sabha. PTI

"After listening to the BJP president's speech in Malda, it's obvious that they are very nervous. They know their days are numbered. They are politically-scared. Their speeches are low on facts and poor in taste," TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien said.

"They (BJP) don't understand the ethos of India. They don't understand the ethos of Bengal. They are heading towards one big zero (in West Bengal in the general election)," he said.

"Some are saying they are desperate, some are saying they have gone mad... or is it a combination of both?" the TMC leader asked.

Earlier in the day, Shah kick-started the BJP's Lok Sabha poll campaign in West Bengal with a rally in Malda, where he vowed to overthrow the Mamata Banerjee government and said Bengali refugees would be granted citizenship after the citizenship bill was passed.

The BJP chief also mocked the grand alliance of Opposition parties as that of "greed and lust" for power.

Shah claimed that bringing 20-25 leaders on one stage - done by TMC chief and chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata - would not serve any purpose as Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be elected again.

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