Bengal Elections 2021: “BJP wants to change model of ‘Bum, Bandook aur Barood’ with ‘Vishwas, Vikaas aur Vyapaar’,” says Amit Shah in Bardhaman

Amit Shah addressed a rally in the Purba Bardhaman district and stated that Mamata Banerjee has no agenda for the development of the state.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing a rally here in Purba Bardhaman district, on Sunday asserted that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) wants to change the model of ‘Bum, Bandook aur Barood’ in the poll-bound West Bengal to ‘Vishwas, Vikaas aur Vyapaar’.

The BJP leader expressed confidence in his party outperforming the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal polls, stating that with 122 seats his party is much ahead of ‘Mamata didi’, reported ANI.


On Sunday, the Union Home Minister, ahead of the sixth phase of Assembly polls said, “It is clear that with 122 seats is way ahead of Mamata didi. We want to change the model of ‘Bum, Bandook aur Barood’ with ‘Vishwas, Vikaas aur Vyapaar.”

During the rally, Shah stated that West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has no agenda for the development of the state. He also accused her of spending time abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and him and cursing the security forces.

“Didi has no agenda for the development of Bengal. Didi spends 12 minutes in Bengal and spends 10 minutes abusing Modi and me, two minutes cursing the security forces,” said Shah, as reported by the news agency ANI.

Shah targeted the West Bengal Chief Minister over the purported audiotape and slammed Banerjee for planning to hold protests with bodies of the four killed in Cooch Behar violence. Shah contended, she should be ashamed of not sparing even the dead from her politics.

“Recently, audio of Didi has surfaced. In which she says that the 4 people who died in the unfortunate incident in Cooch Behar have to take out a procession with the corpse. Sister, shame, you are doing politics even with dead people,” the Union Home Minister said on Sunday.

Shah’s recent remarks come after the BJP leader Amit Malviya has posted an audio clip on Friday. The recently posted audio clip featured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee telling the Trinamool Congress (TMC) nominee of Sitalkuchi to hold rallies with bodies of the four persons killed in CISF firing during polling on April 10.

Releasing the audio clip on his official Twitter handle, BJP’s IT Cell chief Amit Malviya claimed that the “chief minister is trying to instigate riots by asking her party leaders to take out rallies with bodies”.

The Union Home Minister in his address at a rally in Purba Bardhaman district described infiltrators as one of the three types of citizens in West Bengal, and said they are taking away the rights of the people of Bengal. He went on to claim that only the BJP can work to prevent infiltration in the state.

“Bengal has three types of citizens. Firstly, the infiltrators, that Didi likes so much. Only BJP can save Bengal from infiltrators. Secondly, the common people, like you and I, who are treated like second-grade citizens in Bengal and thirdly, the refugees such as Matuas and Namshudras, who haven’t got citizenship for nearly 70 years now and cannot lead a decent life. They should get citizenship and BJP will provide that,” he said, as quoted by ANI.

“Infiltrators take away the employment to which the people of Bengal are entitled, take away ration to which the people of Bengal are entitled, disturb the law and order in the state. Only the BJP can do the work of preventing infiltration and no one can,” stated Shah.

The first five phases of the eight-phase West Bengal Assembly elections have already been concluded. Meanwhile, according to the ANI report, the sixth phase of the state Assembly polls is scheduled for April 22.

Polling for the seventh and the eighth phase will be held on April 26 and April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.