In a stern message Trinamool Congress leaders in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Monday said that the lotus (which is BJP’s party symbol) will bloom despite the atrocities being perpetrated on his partymen under the ruling Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal. “I wan’t to tell Trinamool leaders, as much as atrocities you will do (on BJP), as much dirt you will rake-up through violence, the lotus will bloom, (Trinamool netaaon ko kehna chaahta hun, jitna atyachaar karoge, hinsa ka kichad phailaoge, kichad mein kamal aur achhe se khilega)” Amit Shah said during a public meet in Naxalbari. “TMC may think they can stop Modiji’s chariot, but they cannot stop it. The more they try to stop us, the more the lotus will bloom here,” Shah was quoted as saying by PTI. “In 2019 (Lok Sabha polls), the BJP will get the maximum number of seats in West Bengal.
The people of the country will witness it,” claimed Shah. “The TMC is unleashing violence but in the end, the BJP’s victory in Bengal is certain. No one can stop it,” he added. “Bengal, which was once at the forefront of development, now lags behind. Unemployment is high and the TMC government is following the policy of appeasement (of minorities),” alleged Shah. PTI reported that Shah, who arrived in Naxalbari on a three-day visit, had lunch at the house of a tribal family before interacting with party workers.
Sitting on the floor of local’s house at Dakkhin Katiajote village in Naxalbari, Shah said he would tour five states in 15 days. Talking about Modi’s ‘Sabka sath sabka vikas’ slogan, he claimed that development was reaching every corner of the country. He alleged that TMC government was “not allowing” development to happen in Bengal. Shah added: “The Naxals had started their violent activities here at Naxalbari and now, development and progress will start from here.” He added that under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership, Bengal will very soon be on the path of development.