KOLKATA:BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday launched a fresh attack on Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal on the issue of multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam and called for another ‘parivartan’ (change) in the state.
Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Bengal, said, “More funds were involved in the Saradha scam than what has been invested for industries in the state. Almost every day a bomb blast takes place in Bengal. Under such hostile political climate no investments will come to the state.”
“Another ‘parivartan’ is needed and you must take the lead for that. A conducive political atmosphere is needed for new investments to come here and there should be a political initiative for that,” he said addressing a chamber of commerce meeting here.
The BJP president said the Central schemes alone cannot ensure West Bengal’s development. Shah’s observations were significant as Mamata on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi seeking funds and also to get the nationalised banks to write off loans.
He felt that the TMC Government has totally failed on all fronts. “Development cannot be done through schemes alone. At the time of Independence, Bengal was one of the leading states in the country as far as industries were concerned. But the state kept on lagging behind.
“After ousting the Marxists, the people brought the TMC (to power), but it too failed and disappointed the people,” he said.