Amit Shah arrived Kolkata in the morning on a day-long visit. (Photo Credit: Twitter-ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing a gathering in West Bengal capital on Sunday said the country has zero tolerance towards terrorism and the country has developed a “proactive” defence policy. Praising PM Modi’s leadership, the Home minister said, India has now joined the league of countries like the US and Israel in carrying out surgical strikes. Shah arrived Kolkata in the morning on a day-long visit.
“Now, after Modiji became the PM, we have developed a proactive defence policy segregated from the foreign policy,” Amit Shah said in Rajarhat, while inaugurating a new building of the National Security Guards (NSG).
Upon arrival, 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.
Amit Shah is scheduled to address the rally at the Shaheed Minar Ground, where the state unit of the BJP will felicitate him for the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, the BJP said. "The Trinamool Congress government has created confusion over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Amit Shahji will clear that confusion. It is most likely that he will give a befitting reply to the canards spread by the TMC,” news agency PTI quoted a senior state BJP leader said.
He also said that it was necessary to address the issue, especially in Bengal as chaos has been "deliberately created by the TMC" among the people that the “National Population Register (NPR) is linked with National Register of Citizens (NRC)”.
Shah along with JP Nadda will hold a closed-door meeting with BJP party functionaries and finalise the party’s strategy for the upcoming municipal poll in the state, he said.
The election to 107 municipalities of the state and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are being billed as “mini assembly elections” ahead of the crucial 2021 assembly poll in West Bengal.
(With PTI Inputs)