UDALGUDDI (ASSAM): Expressing confidence that
would convincingly win the Bengal polls and return to office in Assam, home minister Amit
cited Congress’s alliances with Furfura Sharif Peerzada (ISF) in Bengal,
in Assam and Muslim League in Kerala to assert that voters could clearly see who was “communal and divisive”. He said, “I fail to understand the kind of secularism
Countering Trinamool’s “outsider” jibe at BJP, Shah said
leaders should see the size of turnouts for PM Modi’s rallies. “People in Bengal are yearning for a change from misrule and will embrace the PM vision for the state’s development,” he said, adding BJP would win more than 200 (out of 294) seats. “NDA will once again form the government in Tamil Nadu”, he said.
“The biggest factor is the agenda of development on which the Modi government is working. Modi’s vision will strike a chord with the people of Bengal (and voters elsewhere),” Shah told TOI on his campaign trail in Assam.
In his poll meetings, the home minister said the BJP government had established peace in Assam, with curfews and infiltration much reduced. He also said the BJP manifesto for Bengal was truly inclusive and in both states, addressed issues of identity and culture.