Posted on June 2, 2020, 12:10 PM IST
War of words have been going on between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ever since the lockdown has some into place. The migrant issue being the bone of contention between the two leaders. Now, HM Amit Shah has claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to form the next government in West Bengal with full majority in the upcoming 2021 assembly elections.
In an exclusive interview Shah said, “If Mamata-ji (Banerjee; Bengal Chief Minister) wishes that the BJP should run the government in West Bengal, I promised that her wish will be fulfilled soon as people of Bengal are looking for ‘Parivarta’. The BJP will form the next government in the state with full majority.”
Shah’s statement comes two days after Banerjee blamed the central government of adding to the woes of migrant workers with the nationwide lockdown.
“Migrant workers are facing problems because of the sudden lockdown announcement made by the Centre without keeping the states in the loop. I had earlier told Union Home Minister Amit Shah that if his government feels that we cannot handle the COVID-19 crisis, why don’t they (Centre) handle it on their own? This is not the time for doing politics. Where will we keep these migrant labourers for institutional quarantine? Who will take the responsibility if number of COVID-19 cases increases? Bengal is facing a very tough situation due to COVID-19 and Amphan. We need time and space to tackle it. I request the prime minister and the Union home minister to look into the matter to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” she had said.
Reacting to Banerjee’s statement, Shah said, “I cannot run Bengal because I am a ‘sansad’ (MP). But I would like to assure that her wishes will be fulfilled as BJP is certainly going to form the government in Bengal with full majority. The law and order situation has collapsed completely in Bengal and we will fulfil her wish by forming the next government there.”