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‘Outsider’ Shah questions ‘daughter of Bengal’ silence on woman’s death | India News

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NANDIGRAM: The big fight in Nandigram finally turned into a battle between Union Interior Minister Amit Shah and CM Mamata Banerjee on the final day of the high-octane campaign on Tuesday, when “outsider” Shah issued a challenge. straight to “Banglar meye” for her. silence on the death of another “Banglar meye”, the octogenarian Shova Majumdar.
Majumdar died in a Calcutta hospital on Monday, a month after she was beaten by suspected Trinamool criminals.
“People don’t want all of this. They want jobs. They want entrepreneurship to flourish. They look for the days when people will live in peace and friendship. They want the development of all and the appeasement of none. They are looking for firm steps against the ghuspetiyas (infiltrators) and they want citizenship for the refugees, ”said Shah.
BJP supporters raised the Jai Shri Ram slogans when Shah, standing in a vehicle with BJP’s Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari at his side, crossed Reyapara Boropool in the Hijli tidal channel connecting the two Nandigram blocks: I and II.
Answering questions about BJP’s strategy on Nandigram’s voting day on April 1, he said: “There is no need for a strategy. The big meeting speaks extensively of the public support that we have. We are going to win by a big margin ”.
The Union Minister ended his tour at Shiv Mandir in Nandigram Block II, from where the Bengal CM started its campaign. It took Shah 30 minutes to complete the less than half-kilometer tour. BJP supporters took selfies and roared as Shah threw flower petals at them. Some wished the roadshow had been longer. “There would have been more people if it had been held in the morning,” said a BJP supporter, walking in the sweltering midday heat.
The rally, however, did not venture into Block I of Nandigram, the main site of the Nandigram land riot of 2007. Both Shah and CM Banerjee failed in Block I villages for the reasons they are best known. Reyapara Boropool, which Shah crossed to reach Nandigram Block II, witnessed the difference in mood at both ends, with Nandigram I mired in silence and Nandigram II a hub of activity.
According to one local, the people of Nandigram I were “scared” and largely stayed away from the demonstrations. “You will not see party flags on Nandigram I because people do not want to be identified with a party for fear of repercussions after the elections,” said the resident.
The underlying tension became apparent when Suvendu said the other day that a section in Nandigram I was trying to turn that bloc into a “mini-Pakistan”, with an unspoken indication of the Muslim population there.
The Bengal CM, on the other hand, warned the BJP “pandas” not to stir up feelings in Nandigram.

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