Mamata Banerjee today listed data that she said proved that Shah’s claims about Bengal’s dismal state of industry and crime were trumped up.
Fact-checking Home Minister Amit Shah on his criticism of Bengal’s economy, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said he owed her “dhokla” treat after being “proved wrong”.
In her series of attacks on the BJP and Amit Shah, who’s at the forefront of strategising the saffron party’s campaign, Mamata Banerjee today listed data that she said proved that their claims about Bengal’s dismal state of industry and crime were trumped up.
“Amit Shah owes me a treat. I love Dhokla and other Gujarati food,” the West Bengal CM said.
In his visit to Bengal last weekend, Amit Shah addressed a rally in which scores of rebels from Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress joined the BJP. The BJP leader went on to describe in his speech what he called lawlessness and stunted progress in Bengal on “Didi’s” watch.
Since then, Mamata Banerjee has been refuting those allegations in daily press conferences.
“He made Bengal seem like a nightmare land. He made Bengal look like a state that is doing badly, underdeveloped, with no jobs… Did you see Bengal 11 years back? How can you compare? I have no objection with the truth, but if there is no truth to the criticism, I will challenge it,” Mamata Banerjee said.