Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that Human Right activists should take up the issue of Birbhum and Barasat violence. “Human rights’ champions who speak on every incident must also report what is happening in Birbhum and Barasat,” Shah was quoted as saying in Kolkata. Speaking in a tough tone, Shah said that those involved in political violence should stop. “I appeal to those involved in political violence, that it is in their benefit to stop doing so,” Shah said. Earlier on Monday, Shah appealed his partymen to launch a mass movement against the alleged misrule of the Trinamool Congress(TMC), a state BJP leader was reported as saying by PTI. The BJP chief, who is on a 3-day visit to the state, also advised his partymen to reach out to the masses with the development projects initiated by the Modi government. “Amit Shahji told us that instead of complaining of attack against our party workers by TMC, we should put up a counter resistance through a mass movement against their (TMC) misrule. Our party president is well aware of the present political situation in Bengal,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was quoted as saying.
“He is here to encourage us despite the fact that BJP has only three MLAs and two Lok Sabha MPs from the state,” Ghosh said. Ghosh told reporters said that the Amit Shah told them that the only formula for increasing the BJP’s base in Bengal is to build an “active organization”. Ghosh quoting Shah said, “He said that an active organization can help the party to grow in the state. There is no other way to increase BJP’s base in Bengal”.