The battle between BJP and Trinamool Congress has become ugly in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Not only the state is witnessing wide scale violence the war or words between BJP leaders and TMC have reached a crescendo.
In the latest face- off, BJP president Amit Shah has now openly challenged 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.
Addressing a rally at Canning, which comes under Joynagar Lok Sabha constituency, he said, “Mamatadi 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.”
Hitting out at the TMC government over denial of permission for his chopper to land in Baruipur, Shah said, “The Mamata Banerjee government is visibly perplexed. She wants to stop me from attending rallies. The TMC can stop me from addressing rallies, but can’t stop the victory march of BJP in Bengal.”
Shah’s scheduled rally in Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat was called off on Monday after the state government denied him permission to land his chopper and hold a public address at Baruipur.
Meanwhile, TMC rejected the BJP charges of denial claiming the BJP had cancelled the rally fearing a low turnout. “The allegations are completely baseless. We have nothing to do with it. They themselves have cancelled the rally as they were afraid that the rally might turn out to be a flop show,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.