Amit Shah, the national president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is on a two-day tour of West Bengal. In a program organized by Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Research Foundation in Kolkata, he has blamed the Congress for dividing the country’s people. He also accused Congress for dividing the nation through the national anthem ‘Vande Mataram’. Amit Shah said, ‘In 1937, Congress accepted’ Vande Mataram ‘and even gave him the title of National Anthem. But its first two stanzas were accepted and the rest were abandoned. Had the Congress leaders not committed this mistake, the country would not have been divided. Cong introduced appeasement policy with this step, that later led to country’s division. Vande Mataram wasn’t, & still isn’t related to any religion. There’s no attempt to show anyone in a bad light. But Congress gave a nod to controversy some people created by linking it to religion, he continued.
Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah and BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya met with the party’s IT cell in West Bengal. Malviya has asked the IT cell to take the Centre’s projects to the masses through social media. Shah told the media cell to be alert about the Congresscirculation of fake news and counter it whenever they spot one. Today Shah will meet with BJP leaders in Birbhum district. After that he will go to Purulia and meet the families of two party workers killed in the past. During this time Shah will also address a rally in Purulia.
Shah has given the state leadership the goal of winning 22 seats from Bengal in 2019 General Elections. However, State President Dilip Ghosh has claimed to have won more than 26 seats.
On day 1 shah cleared the rumors about making an alliance with TMC. He said,”The BJP has no agreement with the Trinamool Congress. Therefore, the state leaders and workers do not need to be confused. Go ahead with the goal, the central leadership is with them.