‘Shah Is A Guest’, Says Chatterjee


Kolkata:  State education minister and party’s secretary Partha Chatterjee asked Left parties to take stock of their situations if they want to survive while addressing at a press conference yesterday about the growing influence of BJP in Bengal.

Speaking about the recent upsurge of saffron brigade with the visit of BJP president Amit Shah that gave impetus to their conviction of conquering Bengal, Chatterjee said that empty vessel sounds much.  “He is a guest. He is dreaming of conquering Bengal. If their target is Bengal then our target is India,” said Chatterjee.

Shah is on a visit to Bengal with the motive of strengthening the party’s organization as his visit will boost the confidence of the party’s workers. His visit is significant as the party is keeping in mind the upcoming panchayat and municipal elections but the bird’s eye is the parliamentary election to be scheduled in 2019 with the intension of total ouster of Trinamul Congress from the face of Bengal.

On Wednesday, Amit Shah addressed a gathering at Bhowanipur area, the constituency of CM Mamata Banerjee. He will be visiting a shanty located at Ward 82 where no development work has taken place. Local BJP leaders want Shah to see the ground reality. State urban development and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim is the resident of Ward 82. Speaking about the visit of Amit Shah at CM’s constituency, Chatterjee said that it is an ‘exhibition match’. “BJP will not be able to move an inch of the support and love of the people the ruling party gets. It is a total waste.”

As per political speculations, though TMC is not expressive by giving any importance to Shah’s visit, the party is not ready to leave any stone unturned. Though Mamata Banerjee spoke about Amit Shah’s visit yesterday to North Bengal yesterday and subsequent press meet by Partha Chatterjee during afternoon, there is no reaction from state government side regarding today’s visit of Shah at CM’s assembly constituency.

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