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Mamata Banerjeee blocking NIA probe to save accused TMC leaders: Amit Shah

PTI 30 Nov 2014, 21:57:11 PM IST

Kolkata: Asserting that countdown has begun for the end of the "corrupt" TMC regime in West Bengal, BJP president Amit Shah today accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of creating hurdles for a proper NIA probe into the Burdwan blast to shield her party leaders allegedly involved in the incident.

Shah also alleged that Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast.

"Saradha Chit Fund money was used in the Burdwan blast. The NIA is not being allowed to probe the blast properly. Hurdles are being created. It is being done in order to save TMC leaders who are involved in the blast," he told a big rally in the city.

A controversy broke out when permission for the rally was not granted by the state authorities, prompting the BJP to move the Calcutta High Court. The nod from the Kolkata Municipal Commission came only yesterday after the court appointed two special officers to oversee the arrangement.

Shah declared that he was here to see to it that the "corrupt TMC regime is uprooted", for which, he asserted, "the countdown has begun".

Shah said that Modi's Lok Sabha victory march would culminate with the BJP's victory in the Assembly poll in the state due in 2016.

"It is the slogan of Narendra Modi to make West Bengal free from TMC regime. After the victory in the Lok Sabha poll, the BJP has won in Harayana and Maharashtra. The party will also win in Jharkhand, J&K, Bihar and Delhi."

"The victory of the BJP and Narendra Modi will be complete only after it forms government in Bengal," Shah thundered.

Responding to Banerjee's jibe at him, Shah said that a few days back Mamataji wanted to know who Amit Shah is. "Didi if you can hear and if you can see, please see that I am Amit Shah, a very small worker of BJP. I have come to Bengal to uproot corrupt TMC regime from the state."

"By pursuing vote bank politics and giving shelter to Bangladeshi infiltrators. By doing dramas and making emotional pitches, you can't fool the people of Bengal anymore. The youths of this state want employment as they too want to go ahead along with the rest of the country," Shah said.

Shah said that Bengal needed a government which was patriotic and did not make effort to save the culprits of the Burdwan blast.

"Bengal needs a government which is patriotic, which doesn't save the culprits of the Burdwan blast, which does not indulge in corruption, rather puts the culprits behind bars," he said.