Soon after BJP president Amit Shah’s speech lashing out at the ruling TMC and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool went all guns blazing to counter him. Banerjee herself kept mum, but fielded heavyweight ministers to respond to the BJP chief.
Dismissing BJP president Amit Shah as an “empty vessel that sounds much”, West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress called him a “rioter” and said the people would give him a “befitting reply” for trying to foment lawlessness in the state and making wild allegations against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“He is an empty vessel that sounds much. He is being fed wrong information about Bengal’s politics, and he is indulging in big talk. All his enthusiasm will come to an end after the 2019 general elections,” Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee told reporters .
Going a step further, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra called BJP a “terrorist type of organisation”, and accused it of establishing a “neo emergency” in various parts of the state. “He is a rioter leader. He has taken part in a riots,” said Mitra about Shah.
“The way Amit Shah is trying to foment lawlessness in Bengal, people will respond in 2019. BJP will be thrown out of power at the centre,” said Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim.