BJP will not ally with Left or Mamata: Amit Shah
Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that they will neither forge an alliance with the Leftists nor with Banerjee's Trinamool Congress at any cost while putting all speculations to rest on coalition between the BJP and the ruling party in West Bengal.
"We will never go either with Communists or Mamata Didi because we do not support infiltration, corruption and fear," Shah said in a media gathering at the Kolkata Press Club. Taking a swipe at the ruling party of West Bengal, Shah said from Sharada to Narada, everywhere there is corruption.
"West Bengal used to contribute to 25% of country's GDP but Congress & Left have brought that figure down. There have been no changes in Bengal. The Chit Fund scam hit around 17 lakh families, the Communist Party and the Trinamool must give an answer to this," he added.
The party president also alleged that only violence had gained momentum during Mamata's rule in West Bengal with no growth in the industrial sector.
"Factories were installed in Bengal during Mamata ji's tenure but they were bomb factories, not industries. Place where there was resonance of art today all we hear is bomb blasts," he added.
Earlier, there have been series of allegations from both Congress and the Left Front over Prime Minister Modi's 'go slow' policy in CBI's probe into Saradha scam, which had alleged involvement of the ruling party leaders.
Meanwhile, today is the last day of filing nominations for 56 Assembly segments falling under Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North and South Dinajpur, Malda and Birbhum districts in West Benagl.
Votes will be cast on April 17 under the phase-2 voting schedule. Untill yesterday, over 130 nominations were filed for these seats. Scrutiny of the nominations will be done tomorrow.