Union Home Minister Amit Shah dropped a major hint Saturday about the possibility of President’s Rule being imposed in West Bengal in the very near future owing to the collapse of law and order in the state and the dictatorial shenanigans of the ruling dispensation. In an exclusive conversation with Group Editor of Network18, Amit Shah, who is himself all set to lead the BJP’s political battle in West Bengal said that the demands of saffron party leaders from the state for the imposition of President’s Rule were logically correct and just.
Speaking about the possibility of President’s Rule being imposed in West Bengal to boot the Mamata-led TMC government out of power, Shah said, “I accept that the law and order situation is bad in West Bengal. As far as the Indian government is concerned in taking decisions to impose President’s Rule, we have to look at it through the Indian Constitution and after going through the report of Governor sahab.” Further, on being asked if he meant that the conditions were not conducive for the imposition of President’s Rule in West Bengal, the Home Minister, in no uncertain terms, said, “No, I have not said that. All I said was there is nothing wrong in their (BJP leader’) demand.”
Amit Shah is all set to micro-manage the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections for the BJP next year, while also leading its campaign in the state. As such, the rampant political killings of BJP workers in the state is an emotive issue for the Home Minister, who, speaking about the collapse of law and order in the state, said, “See, in West Bengal, the law and order situation has completely collapsed. Corruption is at its peak. There are bomb-making factories in every district. The situation is extremely bad and the violence is unprecedented. Such a situation is not there in any other state. Earlier, such violence used to happen in Kerala but even there the situation is now under control. The situation is alarming.”
Effectively, the Home Minister subtly indicated that the political atmosphere and conditions in Kerala were far better than those prevalent in Bengal presently ruled by Mamata Didi. Amit Shah has also made it publicly known now that the imposition of President’s Rule in the state is highly likely, and that the same is under active consideration in New Delhi. His mention of Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s report bears testimony to the same. Essentially, Mamata Didi’s days in power are certainly numbered.