West Bengal Assembly election: Amit Shah eats lunch at rickshaw puller`s house in Domjur, holds roadshow in Singur

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Howrah/Singur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had luncheon astatine the location of a rickshaw puller present connected Wednesday (April 6), said the enactment volition signifier the authorities successful West Bengal with implicit 200 seats. The 'rickshawala' is simply a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter.

Amit Shah had a elemental fare of rice, dal, vegetables, and crockery made by the womenfolk of the house, during his run up of the 4th signifier of the ongoing assembly elections successful the state.

Rajib Banerjee, the BJP campaigner for the constituency, was besides contiguous besides on with Amit Shah. After having his meal, Shah said, "I visited lone 1 gram panchayat but with the enthusiasm I saw, I americium assured that Rajib Banerjee volition triumph with a majority."

The Union Minister besides targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying, "Her vexation tin beryllium seen successful her speeches and behaviour." 

Ahead of the 4th signifier of polling scheduled for April 10, Amit Shah besides conducted a roadshow successful Singur and Domjur. Singur was erstwhile a blistery spot of the anti-land acquisition movement. Shah promised accelerated industrialisation of the country if BJP is voted to power.

The symbolism of the location curate holding a roadshow successful Singur, 3 days aft Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a rally determination and alleged the "obstructionist mindset" of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee deprived West Bengal of industries and jobs, was clear--the BJP wants to country her implicit the state's dwindling concern basal and alleged occupation loss.

Cheered by crowds, Shah stood atop a decorated conveyance with BJP campaigner for the Singur spot Rabindranath Bhattacharya, who precocious joined the saffron enactment aft leaving the Trinamool Congress, waved astatine radical lasting by the roadside and connected terraces and balconies.

Speaking to reporters during the show, Shah said Singur volition beryllium developed by the adjacent BJP authorities successful the state, adding "We volition make the country by mounting up industries and a Rs 500 crore involution money has been announced for potatoes, for which the country is known, successful our Sankalp Patra (manifesto)."

The BJP authorities volition guarantee that small, mean and ample industries are acceptable up successful Singur, situated beside the nationalist road connecting Kolkata and New Delhi, aft winning the elections, Shah said, adding "We volition prosecute authorities of development, dialog and cooperation, alternatively of confrontation."

Amit Shah besides welcomed Mamata Banerjee for invoking Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and for reciting Chandi Path (hymns to Goddess Durga) astatine nationalist meetings, but quipped it was "too precocious for her", adding "The BJP volition triumph Bengal elections with much than 200 seats successful the kitty." 

The roadshow meandered done the roads of Singur municipality for astir an hr from Dulepara much to Singur constabulary station, arsenic colourful posters, BJP flags and greenish and saffron balloons dotted route.

Donning a saffron coloured turban, the 89-year-old Bhattacharya, a four-time TMC MLA from Singur earlier helium near the enactment connected being denied a ticket, waved astatine the assemblage lasting alongside Shah. Bhattacharya's induction and information had caused a batch of resentment among BJP old-timers successful Singur.

Shah is scheduled to clasp 3 much roadshows successful the state, including 1 successful Kolkata, connected Wednesday. Singur, a tiny municipality successful Hooghly district, has an aged transportation betwixt Banerjee and Modi.

The country of an assertive question led by Banerjee against forcible onshore acquisition by the past Left Front authorities for the 'Nano' project, Singur, on with Nandigram, had catapulted the thoroughfare combatant TMC person to powerfulness successful West Bengal in 2011.

(With Agency Inputs)

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