Singh cautioned the Trinamul chief that no industry would be set up unless the law and order situation would improve.
Kolkata: Holding the Mamata Banerjee government responsible for encouraging infiltration from Bangladesh, Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday declared that West Bengal would get a chief minister from the BJP in 2021. He claimed that the law and order situation has become so pathetic in the state that even the cops and police stations were not safe.
Taking a dig at the poor investment scenerio in the state, Mr Singh cautioned the Trinamul chief that no industry would be set up unless the law and order situation would improve. Addressing a rally at Falakata in Alipurduar, Mr Singh alleged: “According to the National Crime Records Bureau data, West Bengal witnesses the maximum violence. Neither Ma nor Mati, not even Manush, have been safe.”
He added: “Also neither the police personnel nor even a police station is safe. 100 BJP workers were killed here. None of those who were involved will be spared if we come to power here. Political violence must end in West Bengal. Bengal will get a chief minister from the BJP in 2021.” Mr Singh claimed. “We always want to stop infiltration across the border with Bangladesh. But the Trinamul is encouraging it. That is the situation here.”
He announced that that Centre would use Israeli technology to seal the international borders with Bangladesh in West Bengal and Assam through a comprehensive integrated border management system. Mr Singh underlined that the step would help to check infiltration and smuggling and other trans-border crimes, ensure the safety and security of the country amid a changing demographic profile of West Bengal.
The Union home minister also complained that the Centre had sought land from the Trinamul Congress government to fence the Indo-Bangladesh border but the state government has not responded to the proposal. Mr Singh also mocked the West Bengal chief minister’s United India rally at the Brigade Parade grounds last month to stich a grand alliance against the BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
“The chief minister’s focus is not on the people’s plight now. Her eyes are on Delhi. She is seeing a mahagatbandhan (grand alliance) there. What is this mahagatbandhan?” he asked. Mr Singh said: “First, the government of this gatbandhan will not happen. Even if it happens, who will lead it?”