Home Minister Amit Shah has said that BJP is giving the message of freedom of religious festivals, no problem with the celebrations of Ramadan and Christmas festivals but we have problems with prohibiting Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja.
In an interview to the English newspaper The Times of India, when Amit Shah was asked the question of doing politics of communalism, he said that first Mamata Banerjee should tell why she had banned Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja in the state.
He said, “We have no problem with the celebrations of Ramadan and Christmas festivals but we have problems with prohibiting Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja.”
BJP will win more than 200 seats in West Bengal and will also form government in Assam. In response to a question, Amit Shah said that BJP has formed committees at 85 percent of the booths in West Bengal and the party structure is very strong in the state. Amit Shah said that his party would win more than two hundred seats in the state.
In response to a question about Assam, he said that the alliance between Congress and Badardin Ajmal’s party in the state will be the reason for his defeat.
Shah said that peace has been established in Assam in the last five years and more than 2,000 separatists have surrendered. Shah said that the tea garden workers in the state are standing firmly with the BJP.
He called Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi’s Assam tours a ‘picnic’ and claimed that the BJP will form the government with an absolute majority in the state. On the question asked about Tamil Nadu Kerala and Puducherry, Shah said that the NDA will form the government in Tamil Nadu while BJP seats will increase in all three states.
The BJP has not mentioned the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) in the party’s election manifesto for Assam, while the party has promised to implement it in West Bengal.
On the question asked about this, Amit Shah said that CAA is a nationwide law. He said, “Mamta Banerjee has opposed this in West Bengal and because of this it has been included in the manifesto.”
He said that the BJP will win on the basis of the development agenda of the Modi government in West Bengal. He said, “He said that the people of West Bengal are fighting this election against Mamata Banerjee, they have made up their mind against her ten years of misrule.”