NEW DELHI: Though the NDA government is looking to Trinamool Congress for support to its crucial reform legislations like GST in Rajya Sabha, BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday asserted that the saffron party would not slacken in its fight for political space in West Bengal.
Soon after finance minister Arun Jaitley and minister of state for urban development Babul Supriyo attended Mamata Banerjee’s swearing-in ceremony in Kolkata, Shah, in reply to a question, said it was a “courtesy” demanded by India’s federal polity. “It is a gesture to respect the federal structure of our country and the government’s representatives have gone to all the swearing-in functions for new chief ministers, from where invitations have come,” he said.
TMC’s `in principle’ support to GST has been a source of relief to the Modi government which is keen on early passage of the legislation.
But Shah made it clear that it would not come in the way of BJP trying to expand its footprint in West Bengal. “Bangal mein hum dat kar sangharsh karengey (we will fight with all our might in Bengal).”