Kolkata: Stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will return West Bengal to its pristine glory, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the party will create “Sonar Bangla” again.
“Will return West Bengal to its glory. We want to create ‘Sonar Bangla’ again,” Mr Shah asserted.
“Bengal is the only state where communal violence is still ongoing. It should stop. I assure you that BJP isn’t here just to bring a revolution or do politics, but also build a cultural and traditional Bengal again. We want to create ‘Sonar Bangla’ again,” he said.
Addressing ‘West Bengal Jan Samvad Rally’ via video conferencing, he lauded the selfless, tireless fight put up by ‘corona warriors’ in India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dwelling on the “political killings” in the state, the Union Home Minister said the party won’t forget the sacrifice of its workers.
“Won’t forget sacrifice of workers in West Bengal,” he said. Mr Shah said since 2014, over 100 BJP workers lost their lives in political battle here in the state.
The Union Minister said, ” While democracy has strengthened its roots and been consolidated in the entire country, West Bengal remains the only state where political violence is propagated. ”
He alleged that Bengal is the only state where industry of political violence is flourishing.