New Delhi, June 9: Intensifying its campaign for polls, Home Minister Amit Shah launched a sharp attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee during his ‘West Bengal Jan Samvad’ virtual rally on Tuesday, saying that she has insulted migrants by calling ‘Shramik Special’ trains ‘Corona Express’.
“The name ‘Corona Express’ that you have given, Mamata didi, will become your exit route. You’ve added salt to the wounds of the migrant workers and they will not forget this,” Amit Shah said referring to Banerjee’s criticism of the central government for running migrant special trains.
The criticism of Mamta comes after Modi took aerial survey of the devastation that took place in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan and announced Rs 1000 crore package for the state. But it seams the announcement is again a poll gimmick as it is an effort to befoool the public once again.
He alleged that she is not allowing the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Yojana which has benefitted so many people across the country.
“I and the people of Bengal want to ask you this, why are you not letting it get implemented?” Shah questioned.
“Mamata ji, poor people of Bengal have no right to receive free and quality medical aid? Why is Ayushman Bharat scheme not allowed here? Mamata Ji, political games should not be played with the rights of poor people,” Shah further added.
This was Shah’s third virtual event in a series of online rallies that began on Sunday. The minister first addressed the Bihar virtual rally on Sunday followed by the Odisha virual rally on Monday.