BJP president kicks off poll campaign in Kolkata

A Correspondent

11th August, 2018 10:29:48 printer

KOLKATA: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday kicked off his party’s 2019 polls campaign at a public rally at Mayo Road in central Kolkata.

While addressing the rally, he slammed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress at her bastion in Kolkata.

He declared: “We are here to uproot Mamata Banerjee.” Thousands of party supporters who thronged to listen to Amit Shah’s speech applauded hearing ‘the strong and clear message of BJP.’

He also criticised the Trinamool Congress supremo for opposing the list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam where around 40 lakh people were left-out.

Amit further said they are not against the people of Bengal, but against Mamata Bannerjee. He questioned Mamata and Rahul Gandhi’s stand on Assam NRC terming it as their vote politics.

Appealing to the audience, he said, “Give one chance to Narendra Modi and he will take the development of West Bengal forward.”

He said that his party is very much concerned about the welfare of Hindu and Muslim brothers of West Bengal. “If West Bengal has to develop, then Congress-Trinamool alliance should end,” the BJP president said.