West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hits back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah

News Desk: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday condoled the death of Shova Majumdar, the 85-year-old mother of a party worker in West Bengal who was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) members and attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Amit Shah said the pain and wounds of Majumdar’s family will haunt TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee for long.

“Anguished over the demise of Bengal’s daughter Shova Majumdar ji, who was brutally beaten by TMC goons. The pain & wounds of her family will haunt Mamata didi for long. Bengal will fight for a violence-free tomorrow, Bengal will fight for a safer state for our sisters & mothers,” Amit Shah said in a tweet.

JP Nadda said Shova Majumdar lost her life for being the mother of a worker of the BJP. “She was also a mother of Bengal, a daughter of Bengal. The BJP will continue to fight for the safety of mothers and daughters,” JP Nadda wrote on Twitter.

Mamata Banerjee hit back at Amit Shah and asked why was the home minister silent during the Hathras case. While asserting that she doesn’t support violence against women, she said is not aware of the real reason behind the death.

The BJP has so far claimed that the elderly woman succumbed to her injuries sustained during an attack by Trinamool Congress supporters in Nimta area of West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. The incident had happened in February.

“I don’t know how the sister has died. We don’t support violence against women. We have never supported violence against my sisters and mothers. But the BJP is now politicising the issue. Amit Shah is tweeting and saying Bengal ka kya haal hain. Why does he remain mum when women are attacked and brutalised in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh?” Banerjee said.