Under Mamata, Bengal is centre of anti-national activities: Amit Shah

Howrah (West Bengal): Accusing the Trinamool Congress of involvement in the Saradha scam and terror activities, BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday said West Bengal has become a centre of anti-national activities under Mamata Banerjee.

Addressing his first rally here a day after being re-elected as the BJP president, Shah raked up the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam as well as last year’s blast in Burdwan’s Khagragarh and the recent violence in Malda to hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool.

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“While the world knows her as the chief minister of Bengal, those involved in the chit fund know her as a painter and they liked her painting so much that they bought it for crores of rupees.

“Mamata ji thinks people are gullible. But they know why your painting was bought at such a high price. It’s your nexus with chit fund operators,” said Shah.

Referring to the October 2 blast in Khagragarh, whose probe led to busting of a terror module of Bangladeshi militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, and other bomb explosions in the state, Shah wondered why there was a Trinamool link to all such incidents.

“Is this a coincidence that every time there is a blast here, be it Khagragarh, Birbhum or any place, the house or those killed have links to the Trinamool? Is this a coincidence? No, it is actually because your party is involved,” said Shah.

“Mamata ji, for the sake of vote-bank politics, you have turned Bengal into a centre of anti-national activities,” said Shah, describing Bengal as the gateway of entry of fake Indian currency notes.