Amit Shah shows BJP's strength on Mamata's turf, invokes Bangla pride
First Published Dec 20, 2020, 4:39 PM IST
"This is love and faith in Narendra Modi. I have seen many roadshows, done many but I want to say that I have not seen one like this in my years. This is your love for Modi. This is your anger against Didi," Amit Shah said during his Bolpur roadshow.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah once again drew large crowds in West Bengal, this time at a roadshow in Bolpur where he vowed that his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party will fulfil the 'Sonar Bangla' dream in 5 years.
Addressing the gathering in Bolpur, Shah said: "I haven't seen a roadshow like this in my life. This roadshow shows love and trust of people of Bengal towards PM Narendra Modi. People of Bengal want change."
Union home minister Amit Shah had his Sunday lunch with a baul family in a remote Bengal village in Birbhum district. A live performance was also organized by the family.
The menu arranged by Basudeb Das and his family included roti, rice (cooked from the local variety of paddy) with moong daal, fried potato, brinjal and pointed gourd, palang saag curry, potato cooked with poppy seeds, chutney, payesh, papad and rasgulla dipped in jaggery.
Earlier in the day, the Union Home Minister visited the iconic Sangeet Bhawan of Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan.
"The aura of Gurudev Tagore is still very much here. We are committed to fulfill Gurudev Tagore's dream and restore the lost glory of Bengal," Amit Shah tweeted.
Amit Shah told meida persons, "I am fortunate that I could visit Visva Bharati and pay homage to a great man who had spread India’s culture, philosophy, knowledge and literature around the globe. Both Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who represented the two main political lines of thought at that time, drew inspiration from Tagore."
Amit Shah started Day 2 of his visit paying tributes to one of India's greatest thinkers, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, at Rabindra Bhawan in Shantiniketan.
"Paid tributes to one of India's greatest thinkers, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, at Rabindra Bhawan in Shantiniketan. Gurudev's contribution to India's freedom movement will forever be remembered and his thoughts will continue to inspire our generations to come," Shah said.
Shah told media persons, “I firmly believe that it was not the Nobel prize that acknowledged Tagore's works. The Nobel prize found its own acknowledgement by honouring Tagore. It was an honour to visit the rooms where Gurudev Rabindranath and Mahatma Gandhi had lived," said Shah.
“Through Visva Bharati, Rabindranath Tagore not only preserved the culture, languages of literature of India, he also amalgamated the same from around the world. He is the only person whose compositions became the national anthems of two countries,” Shah added.
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