Targeting the Trinamool government in West Bengal, Shah said it cannot stop infiltration as it believes in minority appeasement, only BJP can do it. Taking on the Bengal government for raking up the outsider-insider issue, Shah said only a son of the Bengal soil will be made the chief minister. He said that it was conservative thinking on the part of TMC to call the BJP leaders outsiders when leaders such as Dilip Ghosh, Swapan Dasgupta were on the stage. When Mamata Banerjee was in Congress did she call Indira Gandhi an outsider, asked Shah. He warned the TMC that their attacks on its party leaders will not lower its ambitions to form the government in West Bengal.
Shah alleged that West Bengal is number one only in corruption and political violence, and said that if the BJP comes to power, it will create an ecosystem that will create jobs and also attract investments.
If there are workers speaking about the Trinamool’s arrogance, the BJP will be ready to give them a platform, he said on the allegation that BJP was building its organisation in the state by poaching leaders from Trinamool.
Bengal’s graph of development has substantially come down, he said, blaming the Communists and TMC for it. Bengal that used to produce 70% of pharmaceuticals, accounts for a mere 7% output now, said Shah, adding that many jute mills exist only on paper. The state is also lagging in medical services and education, he said.
Trinamool government has shown no progress in the investigation of the cases of political violence which is at its pinnacle in West Bengal, the home minister said.
The state has still not sent a list of beneficiaries of the central schemes for benefit of farmers, he said, blaming the TMC for promoting one dynasty, institutionalising corruption and politicising the administration.