Kolkata: Rubbishing BJP national president Amit Shah’s statements at a party rally in Malda which stated that if voted to power in Bengal, the saffron party would implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, Mayor Firhad Hakim added that before it is implemented, Rs 15 lakh should be deposited in the bank accounts of every India first as promised by the party before the 2014 elections.”BJP survives on lies and lies only,” he said while talking to newsmen on Tuesday afternoon. He added: “BJP president has urged people to vote for the party to get 23 plus seats in the Lok Sabha elections and this shows that he is living in a fool’s paradise as the party will not be able to get two seats which it had secured in the earlier polls. The BJP will get zero seats, he stated. Commenting on Shah’s statement that there is “Syndicate Raj” in Bengal, Hakim said: “There is no such thing here but those who run syndicates in Amit Shah’s state had contributed to set up BJP’s party office in Delhi.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Shah’s allegation that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has deprived lakhs of people by not accepting the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Hakim added: “We are not going to allow political advertisements for a Central project.” Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool’s secretary general, said: “The way Shah spoke at the rally shows that he is not aware of the heritage and culture of India. The BJP has become politically bankrupt and there is erosion in their mass base as well. The leaders have understood that their end is not very far. People of Bengal will protest against their political vendetta,” he said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseComing down heavily on the BJP, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O’ Brien said: “After listening to the BJP president’s speech in Malda, it’s obvious that they are very nervous. They know their days are numbered. They are politically-scared. Their speeches are low on facts and poor in taste.” He further added: “They (BJP) don’t understand the ethos of India. They don’t understand the ethos of Bengal. They are heading towards one big zero (in Bengal in the general election),” he said. “Some are saying they are desperate, some are saying they have gone mad… or is it a combination of both?” the TMC leader asked. Earlier in the day, Amit Shah addressed rally in Malda where he urged people to vote for the BJP to get 23 plus seats in the Lok Sabha polls. He said the votes will be conducted by the Central forces and the Trinamool Congress will not be able to carry out any violence. He maintained that under Mamata Banerjee’s rule, development has been stalled.