The dispute over families between Mamata Banerjee and Union Minister Amit Shah continued during her second visit to Bengal today, with the Chief Minister still raging at her last week’s “aunt-nephew” comment, to the senior BJP leader Challenged to defeat his nephew. There was also a second challenge. Ms. Banerjee, who dragged Amit Shah’s son Jai Shah into the debate last week, continued the argument today, saying, “I challenge Amit Shah to allow his son to enter politics.”
“Abhishek Banerjee has no special privilege from me,” the chief minister said, raising a thorny issue within the party for the first time.
Recalling the events of 16 August 1990, he said, “When Abhishek was very young, I was beaten up by CPM cadres in Kolkata.”
“Let me tell you why I brought him into politics. As a young child, he started asking questions about why I was beaten … Then he would raise a flag and raise slogans himself .. “Our children are not like you, who are sent abroad. They are brought to this soil,” he said.
Political rivals said that an accident attempted to “kill” Abhishek Banerjee.
He said, “He still can’t look well in one eye. My family won’t do anything that will disappoint you … I asked him to go to Rajya Sabha, he said, ‘No, I want to be elected “, They said. Mention of MP from Diamond Harbor.
His induction and rapid rise through the party ranks had made Abhishek Banerjee a point of friction between the Trinamool chief and his leaders, many of whom later switched to the BJP.
Senior leaders such as Suvendu Adhikari, who had changed the camp, had become vocal, pointing to Ms. Banerjee with only her fingers closed.
Without naming Mr. Banerjee, Mr. Adhikari told leaders to “arrive by parachute or lift” to the party, which he countered.
The BJP has essentially targeted the Chief Minister on this issue.
During her visit to the state last week, Amit Shah said, “Modi Sarkar is for Garib Kalyan (welfare of the poor). Mamta Sarkar is for nephew Kalyan (nephew’s welfare). She is wondering when she will May make nephew. Chief Minister “.
Ms. Banerjee, with her Street Fighter credentials, did not pull any punches.
“They keep saying nephew aunt. What about your son? We are just bad because we are in Bengal. How did he make so much money?” He was shot back the same day.
“I will fight in the streets,” Ms. Banerjee announced today. He said, “Will my booth workers take care of the booths? We will win 2021 with a record margin.”