Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday addressed a seminar on the NRC in Kolkata and briefly spoke about the atrocities faced by the BJP workers in Mamata's turf. This was Shah's first visit to West Bengal since he assumed the office of the union Home Minister earlier this year.
He also lauded the people of Bengal and said, "West Bengal had the biggest role in helping the BJP cross the 300 seat mark for the first time in national elections. I salute the people of Bengal for this."
He acknowledged the support given by the people of West Bengal for the Modi government and said,
"In 2014, BJP had won 2 seats and in 2019, the people of Bengal helped the Modi government by giving 18 seats. The entire state of West Bengal supports the BJP government as 40% of the people in voted for BJP. Almost 2.5 crore people had voted for BJP showing their immense support to PM Modi."
Furthermore, he spoke about the atrocities faced by the BJP workers in West Bengal after the 2019 assembly elections and mentioned that the people of Bengal have shown their desire for change by giving 18 seats to the BJP in the 2019 elections and he is certain that in the next state polls, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the BJP will form the government in West Bengal.
"The attacks on BJP workers in Bengal have not stopped. In four months, a total of 30 BJP workers have been killed. I want to assure you, the blood of our workers will bring results. The BJP will form the government here (West Bengal) with the complete majority."
In his address, he acknowledged Mamata Banerjee's comment on 'No NRC in West Bengal' and assured everyone that each and every infiltrator in India will be shown the door out. He also cited an example of Mamata and said, "You know when she was in opposition& Left was in power, she used to say infiltrators must be forced to leave India."