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BJP will win 23 seats in West Bengal this year: Amit Shah

BJP will win 23 seats in West Bengal this year: Amit Shah

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Feb 2019, 12:04 pm

Bulandshahr, Feb 6 (IBNS): Giving a new challenge to the ruling Trinamool Congress and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said he will ensure that the Bharatiya Janata Party wins 23 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the east Indian state.

Referring to the incidents where choppers of Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath were not allowed to land in West Bengal, Amit Shah said during a rally in UP: "Mamata Banerjee, you think you can stop BJP workers in this way. You think you can stop the BJP from forming the government in the state. Then you are wrong. We will continue our fight."

"Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, BJP will win 23 seats in Bengal this year," he said.

West Bengal witnessed a major political showdown since Sunday when Mamata Banerjee started her sit-in protest against CBI's move against Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar.

After the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with CBI in connection with chit fund scams, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claiming moral victory called off her sit-in protest (dharna) which began on Sunday evening against the federal agency's action in the state.

The Supreme Court, which was moved by the CBI on Monday, asked Kumar to meet the federal probe agency at a neutral venue, Shillong.

However, the top court stated that Kumar, who has been accused of tampering with evidences of the chit-fund scams, cannot be arrested now or subjected to any coercive action.

Calling the verdict a "moral victory" of her party TMC, Banerjee said she is "obliged and thankful" to the top court for its order.

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