BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and alleged that the ‘leader is responsible for the Narada scam’, he was speaking during an interview to India Today TV. In the first TV interview he gave after registering a massive sweep in Delhi civic polls, Shah spoke about an aray of issues including the Narada scam. Shah assertively said that BJP will expose the corruption that is taking place in the state. The Narada sting operation case, as the name suggests, was a series of alleged sting operations conducted by Narada news in West Bengal to expose the ‘corrupt’ practices of ministers in the Mamata Banerjee government. These allegedly showed 12 TMC ministers and leaders accepting bribes in return for favors. Shah targeted Banerjee and also said that no one can take the law into their own hands.
Earlier, TMC alleged that the BJP was behind the “conspiracy” to get its leaders falsely implicated in graft cases, but Amit Shah rejected all the allegations and said that Mamata Banerjee’s party had no answer to questions being raised about scams.
Shah is in West Bengal on a three-day visit that will conclude today. West Bengal is the state where BJP is not traditionally strong, the BJP president aimed to strengthen the organisation and expand his party base there. Yesterday also while hitting out at the Trinamool Congress over Narada and Sarada scams, Shah said he was worried about the development and progress of West Bengal. Shah also added that one must ask Mamata why she’s still supporting those leaders who were caught on camera accepting money.
With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, both the parties want to make sure they get the most out of 42 Parliamentary constituency seats. Amit Shah had also visited a slum in Mamata Banerjee’s Bhawanipur assembly constituency and got a warm welcome from the people there. While being greeted by the local residents there, Shah said that PM Narendra Modi’s ‘vijay rath’ would roll into Bengal in 2019.