Mumbai: Blaming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the violence during Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said the BJP president was not God but Banerjee was “no saint” either. It said Banerjee did not give permission for the BJP leaders’ choppers to land in her state which started the conflict between the saffron party and her Trinamool Congress (TMC).
“Her (Mamata Banerjee’s) government was elected democratically. Whether she wins or loses will be decided democratically. She will not win by becoming a roadblock in the way of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi-Shah,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna.
After the violence in Kolkata on Tuesday, Banrejee remarked that the BJP president was “not God”. Referring to it, the Marathi publication said, “Amit Shah is not God, but Banerjee is also not a saint or a Goddess. Bengal has seen violence during the time of Marxist regime and now Mamata Banrejee is also doing the same.”