Sounding the poll bugle in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be for restoring democracy in the state. In his first public rally after recovering from swine flu, Amit Shah slammed Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government and said it would bite the bust in the general elections.
He describing the Trinamool Congress dispensation as a 'government that facilitates murders'.
Raking up the issue of NRC, Amit Shah said all Bengali refugees will be granted citizenship with the passage of the Citizenship Bill.
"I want to assure that all the Bengali refugees will be given citizenship under the Citizenship Bill. The TMC government has done nothing for the refugees but we will give them citizenship," Amit Shah said while speaking at a public gathering in Malda.
Taking a jibe at the recent rally of opposition parties in Kolkata, he said the anti-BJP parties did not utter 'Bharat Mata ki jai or 'Vande Mataram' even once during the public meeting, but kept chanting 'Modi Modi'. He alleged that the 'mahagathbandhan' of opposition parties was meant for "gaining power and serving personal interests".
"Mahagathbandhan is all about greed and lust. They want to remove Modi, while we want to remove poverty and corruption," he said.
(With inputs from PTI)