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Amit Shah slams Mamata, calls Bengal centre of anti-tiol acts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Howrah (West Bengal), Jan 25: Accusing the Trimool Congress of being involved in the Saradha scam and terror activities, BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday said West Bengal has become a centre of anti-tiol acts under Mamata Banerjee. Addressing his first rally here a day after being re-elected as the BJP president, Shah raked up the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam as well as the 2014 blast in Burdwan’s Khagragarh and the recent violence in Malda to hit out at Chief Minister Banerjee and her Trimool. “While the world knows her as the chief minister of Bengal, those involved in the chit fund know her as a painter and they liked her painting so much that they bought it for crores of rupees.

“Mamata ji thinks people are gullible. But they know why your painting was bought at such a high price. It’s your nexus with the chit fund operators,” said Shah. “Bengal, from where industry began, was the hub of the country’s economic activities, now all industries here have closed down but for one. Mamata ji, you have kept alive only the chit fund industry,” he said. “Didi, 17 lakh families want to ask where the money from Saradha and Rose Valley have gone,” said Shah, referring to the two scams which ruined thousands of families, mostly from rural areas of Bengal and neighbouring states.

Shah’s blistering attack comes just days after union Home Minister and former BJP chief Rajth Singh lambasted the Banerjee government, saying “none including police were safe in Bengal”. While Rajth Singh during his January 21 public rally was silent on the Saradha scam, Shah focused more on the fincial issue that saw a huge war of words between the then BJP prime ministerial candidate rendra Modi and Banerjee during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign. Referring to the October 2, 2014, blast in Khagragarh, whose probe led to the busting of a terror module of Bangladeshi militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, and other bomb explosions in the state, Shah wondered why was there a Trimool link to all such incidents. “Is this a coincidence that every time there is a blast here, be it Khagragarh, Birbhum or any place, the house or those killed have links to the Trimool? Is this a coincidence? No. It is actually because your party is involved,” said Shah. “Mamata ji, for the sake of vote-bank politics, you have turned Bengal into a centre of anti-tiol activities,” said Shah, describing Bengal as the gateway of entry of fake Indian currency notes. (IANS)

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