After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah had launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her party has come out in her defense.
Trinamool Congress Minister Partha Chatterjee hit out at Shah, saying that he should manage Gujarat and Delhi first before talking about West Bengal. Chatterjee also added that the state CM Mamata will fight alone even if all the central ministers come.
This was followed by another attack on Shah, this time by state's finance minister Amit Mitra. He said,
"They (BJP) have been rejected by the people of Gujarat, so they have come to Bengal. CPI(M) have joined hands with them. People of India have rejected them. Few days ago they won only 1 bypoll out of 11. People did not vote for them because they have failed the people of India."
One of the major talking points in Shah's speech against Mamata was the budget point. He claimed that the centre provided a huge budget to West Bengal, but the state government misuse it, and fail to provide it to the people.
But Mitra hit back on this point, stating, "They are claiming that Centre is giving more money to Bengal. They should read the Budget. Central share of most schemes have been reduced. Centre has de-linked several schemes. What happened to debt restructuring? We are running the schemes that Centre has stopped. The CAG has said that more than 30% of debt incurred by Bengal is spent for developmental activities. Earlier the entire amount would go for debt servicing."
The state's finance minister also hit out at Shah and BJP for their language, and said they are trying to control the media in the country.
"He is a communal face. They are trying to control media. Entire India is suffering and he is giving threats to Bengal. Trinamool is not afraid of threats because we have people’s support. People of Bengal trust Mamata Banerjee.
"They are threatening to send political workers to shamshan. Is this not militant? They are giving lectures on violence? Is this the language of a politician? Someone with no background is speaking about a seven time MP and two-time CM! Is this political decency?" he added.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah had launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress (TMC) for various reasons on June 28.
The BJP supremo had pluck out the governance issues, as well as the killings of two BJP workers to attack the government.