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BJP is a 'cheatingbaaz' party, Shah speaks a ‘garbage of lies’: Mamata Banerjee

Srishti P
·2-min read

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused Home Minister Amit Shah of speaking the untruth on the development of the state, describing the figures given by him on the position of the state on various parameters as 'garbage of lies'.

Speaking to the press, Mamata called the BJP a 'cheatingbaaz' party and announced she will visit the Birbhum district on December 28 for an official meeting, and also lead a roadshow the next day.

"BJP is a 'cheatingbaaz' party, for politics they can do anything. We have been opposing CAA since it was passed as law. They [BJP] cannot decide the fate of citizens. Let them decide their own fate. We are against CAA, NPR and NRC."

In Bolpur on Sunday, Shah had accused the Trinamool Congress government in the state of failing to deliver, claiming that West Bengal lags behind most states in the country on various parameters, except on corruption and extortion.

“I want to tell Amit-ji that you are the home minister and it does not suit you to shell out lies provided by your party workers without cross-checking,” Banerjee said.

Maintaining that she will give a detailed reply to Shah's accusations on Tuesday, the chief minister said, 'I will only speak on two things today, he said we are a zero in industry, we are number one in MSME.'

“He also said that we have not made village roads, we are number one on that count too and this information has been shared by the Government of India,” she added.

She said the Trinamool Congress will continue to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens.

Amit Shah had said that the incidents of rising political violence in Bengal were a major cause for concern, adding: "I want to let everyone know that neither the BJP nor its workers will give up because of the violence. We will fight in a democratic way. We will not reply with violence.” Inputs from PTI, ANI