A recent media report has said that Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah is likely to tour West Bengal on December 19 and 20 to attend in three party programmes. The report citing inputs from its sources said that the proposed visit comes in the backdrop of heated exchange between the saffron party and Trinamool Congress after an attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy on Thursday.
Nadda’s convoy was allegedly attacked with stones and bricks while on its way to Diamond Harbour in Kolkata. Cars of several party leaders, including that of BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, which were part of the convoy, were damaged in the alleged attack.
Shah had called the attack on Nadda, allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers, “sponsored violence”, and sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee government over the “serious security lapses”. He alleged that the state has “descended into an era of tyranny and anarchy” under the Trinamool rule.
“Bengal has descended into an era of tyranny, anarchy and darkness under the Trinamool rule. The manner in which political violence has been institutionalised and brought to the extreme in West Bengal under TMC rule is sad and worrying,” Shah added.
Meanwhile West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday while mocking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda’s visit to the state siad that his visit was a nautanki (drama). “They (BJP) have no other work. At times, the Home Minister is here, other times its Chaddha, Nadda, Fadda, Bhaddha. When they’ve no audience, they call their workers for doing nautanki,” CM Banerjee said while addressing a public rally in Kolkata.