Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Sunday ended the “debate between insiders and outsiders” in West Bengal and promised that “a son of the earth will become prime minister” if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) is elected to power in the state. Shah, who was on a two-day tour of Bengal, criticized the Mamata Banerjee government for the recent attack on the convoy of BJP chief JP Nadda, and claimed that the Center had the right to summon state IPS agents responsible for provide you with security for the central delegation.
Attack on Nadda’s convoy
Shah, who was addressing a press conference in Bolpur, claimed that Banerjee had failed to control the law and order situation in the state, which was falling rapidly across all development indices.
“The Center is within its right to send a letter (summoning IPS officials to the central delegation) to the state government … if they have any questions, they can review the rule book,” Shah said.
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The ‘insider-outsider’ debate
The BJP top leader also said the ruling TMC was sparking the “outside-inside” debate to divert public attention from the failures of the state government.
“I think Mamata di has forgotten some things. When Mamata di was in Congress, did she call Indira Gandhi an outsider? Did she use the term for Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao? Is she trying to create a country where the people of a state is not allowed to enter other states, “he asked.
In attacking the Mamata government for infiltration of Bangladesh, Shah said that the TMC can never stop the infiltration because it believes in the policy of appeasement. Only BJP can stop him, he said.
In response to a question about the CAA, Shah said that the rules for the implementation of the Citizenship Act (amendment) will be formulated after the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. “Due to the crown, such a massive process cannot be carried out. As soon as the COVID vaccination begins, we will discuss it,” he said.
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