"When Mamata came to power, not only the state but the entire country had hoped that Bengal will regain its lost glory. But in her five years, Mamata has taken Bengal only towards degradation," said Shah during a media interaction here.

Accusing the Trinamool Congress of indulging in the politics of vote bank and appeasement, Shah said Banerjee encouraging Bangladeshi infiltration has led to security concerns for the entire country.

"I have no hesitation to say that in these five years, Mamata has gifted to the people the shadow of the Left Front's 34 years of misrule. There has been no change in Bengal. Law and order situation has only degraded. Even in the case of chit funds, Mamata has walked the path shown by the communists.

"If the chit funds were born under the Left, they flourished under Mamata. Seventeen lakh families in Bengal have been ruined, who will account for their miseries?" he asked.

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