Howrah: After Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah targeted Mamata Banerjee government on Monday, saying that only chit fund industry is flourishing in West Bengal and the state was turning into a safe haven for anti-national elements and fake currency racket during TMC rule.
“The 17 lakh people who have been duped by Saradha and Rose valley chit funds want to know what happened to the money that was siphoned off. In Bengal all industries are closed and only one industry is flourishing – that is chit fund,” Shah said apparently sounding the bugle for the assembly election barely a few months away.
“The people may know her as CM, but the chit fund owners know her as a great painter, whose paintings were bought for crores (by them).
“The people are not fools didi (Mamata), they know very well that chit funds are running in connivance with TMC,” he told a rally here.
Attacking TMC, the BJP president also said, “Its vote bank politics has turned Bengal into a hub for anti-national elements. Regular bomb blasts proved how anti-national elements and fake currency rackets have turned it into a safe haven. Infiltration is encouraged for the sake of vote bank politics.”
Like Singh, he too attacked the TMC government on the issue of violence in Malda and alleged, “It was mishandled by the TMC government.”
“The entire country is worried about Malda violence but the Chief Minister is saying it is a result of scuffle between BSF and locals. It is not true. The morale of police has been brought down. The police station was attacked and police vehicles were burnt.