At a press conference, union home minister Amit Shah claimed that BJP does not have familism and corruption.

Shah who was addressing a roadshow in the city of Bolpur on the second day of his visit to the state, said, "The people of Bengal are angry with Mamata Banerjee and they have decided that this time the BJP will take the lead."

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Amit Shah strongly criticized the attack on JP Nadda’s convoy at Diamond Harbor on December 10. He said, “The Trinamool Congress workers at Diamond Harbour attacked the convoy of our national president JP Nadda a few days ago. We condemn this act. We believe that everyone has a right to raise their voice in democracy and take it to the people.”

Shah further said: "Corruption is at its worst in West Bengal. TMC used its workers to divert the funds of the cyclone provided by the centre and engage in corruption. The food materials sent for the poor during the COVID-19 crisis was also not utilised by the state government. The entire responsibility of this is of the state government. Why is the state government afraid of a CAG audit?"

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Amit Shah welcomed Suvendu Adhikari into the BJP and said all those leaders are welcome into the party who raise their voice against injustice.

However, many leaders from TMC and Congress have already joined BJP. Assembly polls in Bengal are due in April-May next year.