While addressing a rally in Midnapore, Union home minister Amit Shah attacked the TMC government with many accusations.

However, the TMC on Sunday (December 20) hit back at Amit Shah with a “fact sheet”. TMC leader Derek O’Brien, put out data on social media to counter Shah’s claims.

Amit Shah claimed that Mamata Banerjee had left Congress to join TMC but is now accusing people of defection. Pointing towards his claim, O'Brien said that Mamata Banerjee did not defect to another party. Instead, she formed a new party in 1998 which is called the All India Trinamool Congress.

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Union home minister claimed that people in Bengal do not get benefits under Centre's Ayushmann Bharat healthcare scheme. Counteracting his statement, the TMC leader said that Mamata Banerjee had started the Swasthya Sathi program 2 years before Centre's Ayushmann Bharat was launched. The Swasthya Sathi program provides health insurance to 1.4 crore families that covered expenses up to 5 lakh per annum.


Slamming BJP for accusing TMC of depriving farmers of Rs 6,000 under PM Kisan Yojana, O'Brien said that the Bengal government provides farmers annual assistance of Rs 5,000 per acre under Krishak Bandhu scheme.

Amit Shah claims that TMC did not provide enough security to BJP National president JP Nadda. Dismissing his claims, Derek O'Brien said, "JP Nadda was given Z+ security by the TMC government. However, he violated all rules by allowing a large convoy of vehicles to follow him.”

Meanwhile, Amit Shah’s visit to Visva Bharati was also criticised by the TMC.

The BJP and the TMC are giving a tough fight to win the upcoming Bengal polls.