All India Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday (26 March) for his remark calling Bangladeshi citizens "illegal infiltrators", who deplete the facilities provided by the West Bengal government.
Giving him an earful she further went on saying that Bangladesh's economy is doing better than India.
"Bengalis share a border and a soul with Bangladesh. STOP your filth," she added.
She tweeted: "Hon'ble HM: "infiltrators eating up rights and rations of WB" Fact 1. GoI unable to give infiltrator numbers to Parliament. Fact 2. Bangladesh economy doing better than India - get both rations and rights back home. Bengalis share a border and a soul with Bangladesh. STOP your filth."
In another tweet, she wrote: "Ironic that same Home Minister who controls BSF, SSB, ITBP & Assam Rifles is lamenting publicly about alleged "infiltration." Some people should either do their own job better or just shut up."
Earlier on Thursday, Indian Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah during the rally in Purulia, West Bengal said that illegal infiltrators were eating up the rights and rations of the people of Bengal, ANI reported.
TMC (Trinamool Congress) and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) are at loggerheads ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal.
The first phase of the assembly polls will be kicked off on Saturday. In the first phase, 30 seats covering all assembly constituencies from the districts of Purulia and Jhargram and a segment of Bankura, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur will go for polls.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.