TMC hits Amit Shah, asks him to take care of Delhi

KOLKATA: Trinamool's ruling congress in West Bengal on Sunday criticized the Minister of Interior of the Union Amit Shah for attacking the state government for the situation of law and order, saying that instead of preaching he should apologize for not saving innocent lives during the violence in Delhi.

TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee also said that West Bengal is better without intolerance and hatred because, according to him, the BJP is trying to spread.

Instead of coming and preaching #Bengal @AmitShah, you should have explained and apologized for not saving more than 50 innocent lives in #DelhiViolence just under your nose, said Abhishek, Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, in a tweet.

At least 42 people died and more than 200 were injured when frantic groups of people set fire to houses, shops, vehicles, a gasoline pump and threw stones at local people and police personnel earlier this week, the worst riots in Delhi in more than three decades.

The Delhi police are under the Ministry of Interior of the Union.

Mr. Shah, Bengal is better off without fanaticism and hate that BJP is trying to spread, said Abhishek in the tweet.

Shah, who was in the city to address a demonstration, expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the next government in the state with a two-thirds majority after the 2021 assembly polls and expressed his anguish over the worsening law and order situation in Bengal.

With an eye on the 2021 assembly polls in the state, Shah also launched the BJP's 'Aar Noi Annay' campaign (no more injustice) and accused the TMC government of not allowing central welfare policies to be implemented in the state.