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Kolkata: Amit Shah Targets Mamata Banerjee On CAA, Claims BJP 'Will Win Two-Third Majority In 2021 Assembly Polls'

Amit Shah Attacked Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee On Various Issue Including Her Opposition Of The Amended Citizenship Law At A Kolkata Rally.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 01 Mar 2020, 03:29:00 PM
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Amit Shah dared West Bengal CM saying Mamata Banerjee 'will not be able to stop us' from granting citizenship to refugees. (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launcheed BJP's 'Aar Noi Annay' (no more atrocity) campaign in West Bengal on Sunday. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, Shah claimed that BJP will form next government in Bengal with two-third majority after 2021 assembly polls. Shah attacked Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on various issue including her opposition of the amended citizenship law. Shah alleged that Banerjee opposed CAA and ensured riots took place in West Bengal. Shah dared the West Bengal CM saying she 'will not be able to stop us' from granting citizenship to refugees.

"I want to ask Mamata didi -- why are you hurting the interests of our refugees? You only care about infiltrators. Refugees are being misled and scared... Hindus who fled our neighbouring countries who were raped and threatened and killed... should they not get citizenship?" he said.

Launching the Aar Noi Anyay campaign, Amit Shah said, "Mamata Didi goes to every village and asks 'Didi Ke Bolo,' they wonder what to answer. Today I have come here to tell you that don't sit quiet. Whenever Didi asks 'Didi Ke Bolo,' you say, 'Aar Noi Anyay', meaning we will not tolerate this injustice."

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Earlier, Shah said India has zero tolerance towards terrorism and has developed a "proactive" defence policy under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shah also said that India has now joined the league of countries like the US and Israel in carrying out surgical strikes.

"Now, after Modiji became the PM, we have developed a proactive defence policy segregated from the foreign policy," he said in Rajarhat, while inaugurating a new building of the National Security Guards (NSG).

Shah arrived in the city on a day-long visit, as opposition parties protested against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and raised 'Go Back' slogans outside the airport. Shah was greeted by the West Bengal BJP leadership, led by state party president Dilip Ghosh. Hundreds of protesters of the Left Front and Congress, holding black flags and anti-CAA posters, demonstrated outside gate number 1 of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Police had put up a barricade to prevent them from crossing over to the entrance of the airport.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 01 Mar 2020, 03:19:05 PM