Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressing the crowd at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday responded to remarks made by TMC calling the BJP an outside party in West Bengal (WB).
Amit Shah directing his statement at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she should read history, “during the time of independence when the whole of Bengal was going to be ceded to Pakistan ruled Bangladesh, it was our Neta Syama Prasad Mukherjee that fought for Bengal and suggested the successful creation of West Bengal.”
Shah further added that “today, if we are a part of India, this city of Kolkata, is a part of India and if West Bengal is a part of India, this is all because of Syama Prasad Mukherjee fight and struggle,” he added directing his comments to the TMC
The Union Home Minister attacking the TMC said, “and you ask us what is our relationship with Bengal, the person who gave birth to our party (BJP) was the very same one that fought to save Bengal, create Bengal and it is his efforts that West Bengal is in existence today.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Prime Minister has fulfilled Syama Prasad Mukherjee's dream of repealing Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir. Shah remembered Syama Prasad Mukherjee and said that he was martyred in Kashmir and after 73 years, Narendra Modi, right after coming back to office as PM for his second term, fulfilled his dream in an instant.
"India's great son Syama Prasad Mukherjee was then arrested and he later died in jail. With Syama Prasad Mukherjee's martyrdom, the Congress party thought that the matter was put to an end but they did not know that BJP does not leave any work, unfinished. 73 years later, the state of Bengal gave Modiji 18 seats and right after coming back to power, PM Modi abrogated Article 370 in an instant. For 73 years we said the land where Mukherjee martyred, that land of Kashmir is ours. Today, Modiji has given life to that slogan and made Kashmir an integral part of India,” he said.