Questioning the secular credentials of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that she is only concerned about fake secularism.
Shah also said that the BJP was the only party that could put an end to cross-border infiltration in Bengal. He addressed two back-to-back rallies in Ausgram in East Bardhaman district and Chapra in Nadia district.
“Didi only cares about her fake secularism. All that she bothers about is her vote bank,” said Shah.
Accusing the Chief Minister of resorting to violent politics, Shah said that she “spreads politics of hatred” which was the reason behind so much violence in Bengal.
He further alleged that the TMC government was obstructing granting Indian citizenship to the Matua community and promised that if voted to power, BJP will grant them citizenship under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Matuas are Dalit Hindus who came to West Bengal in large numbers from erstwhile East Pakistan or modern-day Bangladesh in large numbers following Partisan.
Adding to it, he continued saying that TMC was not bothered about infiltration in Bengal as the infiltrators serve as its vote bank. “Neither the Congress nor the Left and the TMC will be able to stop infiltration in Bengal. Only BJP is capable of fulfilling the task,” said Shah.
Polling for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections were held on Saturday between 7am to 6pm. A total of 45 constituencies across six districts- Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Purba Bardhaman will go up for polls.