In another low in coarsening political discourse in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday explained West Bengal as “kangal Bangla”. Hitting back in an equally disturbing comment, Trinamool spokesperson Derek O’Brien called the BJP president “pukeworthy”.
Derek questioned Shah’s “audacity” to take such a term for the state of West Bengal and said that the people of Bengal will “give him and Modi a fitting reply in Phase 7”.
Addressing a rally at Canning in Joynagar Lok Sabha constituency, Shah stated Banerjee has turned “sonar Bangla (golden Bengal) into kangal (pauper) Bangla”.
Shah also confirms that he will “restore Bengal’s glory”.
The BJP leader also dared West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to arrest him for chanting “Jai Shri Ram”, claiming that the TMC supremo can stop him from attending rallies in Bengal, but won’t be able to stop BJP’s victory march in the state.
“Mamata didi gets angry if someone chants ‘Jai Shri Ram’. I am chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ here today, if you (Mamata) have the guts, arrest me. I will be in Kolkata tomorrow.”
A video clip showing Banerjee fuming at people for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Ghatal Lok Sabha seat went viral on social media currently.