Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah are expected to visit West Bengal on the 19th and 20th of December. This would be Shah’s second trip to West Bengal in a month’s time.
In his two day visit, Home Minister Shah is expected to hold several meetings and address several programs.
This visit comes in days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, where his convoy was attacked on Thursday, allegedly by the Trinamool Congress.
Nadda’s convoy was allegedly attacked with stones and bricks while on its way to Diamond Harbour in Kolkata.
Tweeting on the incident, Shah said, “Bengal has descended into an era of tyranny, anarchy, and darkness under the Trinamool rule. The manner in which political violence has been institutionalized and brought to the extreme in West Bengal under TMC rule is sad and worrying”.
तृणमूल शासन में बंगाल अत्याचार, अराजकता और अंधकार के युग में जा चुका है।
टीएमसी के राज में पश्चिम बंगाल के अंदर जिस तरह से राजनीतिक हिंसा को संस्थागत कर चरम सीमा पर पहुँचाया गया है, वो लोकतांत्रिक मूल्यों में विश्वास रखने वाले सभी लोगों के लिए दु:खद भी है और चिंताजनक भी।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 10, 2020
Mamata Banerjee rejected BJP’s claims and said the attack was a drama. “Every day they (BJP activists) are coming out (for rallies) with firearms. They are slapping themselves and blaming it on the Trinamool Congress. Just think of the situation. They are roaming around with the BSF, CRPF, Army, CISF… then why are you so scared,” Mamata Banerjee said in Kolkata.