Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that people are leaving TMC because of the misrule, corruption and nepotism of Mamata Banerjee.

Amit Shah said, “Mamata Banerjee will be left alone in the party before the 2021 Bengal polls.”

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He requested the people of Bengal to give BJP a chance to serve them. He said, “People of Bengal gave three decades to Congress, 27 years to Communists and 10 years to TMC. Give 5 years to BJP, we will make Bengal Sonar Bangla.”

Amit Shah asked at the rally, “Why is there no development in Bengal? I want to ask the farmers of Bengal - Why are you not receiving the ₹6,000 annually that is being sent by PM Modi?"

Shah blamed the ruling TMC for doing injustice to the people of Bengal.

Ex-aide of Mamata Banerjee Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP and thanked the party and Amit Shah for welcoming him into the BJP.

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Among the MLAs who switched over to the BJP are five from the TMC.

TMC MLAs Banasri Maity, Silbhdrada Dutta, Biswajit Kundu, Sukra Munda and Saikat Panja also joined the BJP today.