Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s jibe on the Opposition’s ‘INDIA’ alliance drew a sharp response from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress is a key constituent of the newly minted front.
Ms Banerjee said their alliance is in favour of the country, hours after Mr Shah appealed to the parties in the Opposition alliance not to support the Aam Aadmi Party over the proposed law that takes away control over officers from Delhi.
She also accused the BJP of supporting violence and expressed confidence that their alliance will win next year’s national elections.
Mr Shah, speaking in the parliament this morning, defended the government’s bill to override a Supreme Court order in favour of the Delhi government over control of officers and said that the Opposition parties should be concerned over Delhi and not just their alliance.
“I appeal to parties to not support all the corruption taking place in Delhi just because you are in an alliance. Because despite the alliance, PM Modi will win the election with a full majority,” the Home Minister said in the Parliament.
Responding to this, Ms Banerjee asserted Mr Shah said the right thing since Delhi’s victory would also mean a victory for the INDIA alliance.