While democracy has strengthened its roots and contains been consolidated from the entire country, West Bengal remains to be the only state where political violence is propagated, Union home minister Amit Shah crafted a sharp remark throughout his ‘West Bengal Jan Samvad’ virtual rally on Tuesday.
Shah remembered the countless party workers who lost their lives amid the political battle within the state since 2014. “I pay my respect on their families as they’ve led to the creation of Sonar Bangla (golden Bengal),” he was quoted saying.
He started his address by saluting the ‘corona warriors’ for risking their lives to conserve others amid the coronavirus pandemic and in addition prayed to the souls of those people who lost their lives as a result of Covid-cyclone and 19 Amphan in West Bengal.
The minister launched a sharp attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying that she is not allowing the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Yojana that has benefitted more and more people across the country.
“I and the people of Bengal wish to ask you this, how come you not allowing it to get implemented? ” Shah questioned.
“Mamata ji, do poor people of Bengal do not have directly to receive free and quality medical aid? Why is Ayushman Bharat scheme prohibited here? Mamata Ji, political games ought not to be played with the rights of poor people,” Shah further added.
This became Shah’s third virtual event in some online rallies that began on Sunday. The minister first addressed the Bihar virtual rally on Sunday accompanied by the Odisha virual rally on Monday.