BJP president J P Nadda at the moment mentioned West Bengal has change into synonymous with corruption, bloodshed and anarchy beneath the Trinamool Congress rule, prompting a pointy response from the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Lashing out at Mr Nadda, the West Bengal Chief Minister termed his assertion an try and “defame” the state and mentioned the BJP ought to take a look at the state of affairs in states dominated by it.
Mr Nadda made the assertion whereas addressing individuals of the Bengali group at Rudrapur in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar district.
He mentioned, “There was a time when Bengal confirmed the way in which to the remainder of the nation however at the moment it’s passing by means of a foul section.”
“The identify of West Bengal, which was as soon as related to nice social reformers, thinkers, philosophers, literary figures and freedom fighters, has change into synonymous with corruption, bloodshed and anarchy beneath the TMC,” he mentioned.
Naming Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Subhas Chandra Bose and Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, he drew a comparability between its “superb” previous and “ugly” current.
“TMC leaders in West Bengal at the moment are concerned in corrupt practices in each scheme, together with the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. Murders, rapes, crime in opposition to ladies, human trafficking and sexual harassment circumstances are at their peak.
There have been 123 sexual harassment circumstances and 53 murders in West Bengal because the Meeting election outcomes are out. Individuals have been pressured to go away their houses. The BJP has given shelter to 191 refugees,” he claimed.
He appealed to individuals of the group to first re-elect the BJP in Uttarakhand and comply with it up with a victory for the social gathering in West Bengal in a democratic method in order that the “grim image” modifications.
Highlighting outreach efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to individuals of Indian origin dwelling wherever on the planet, Mr Nadda spoke of his go to to a Matua group temple in Bangladesh throughout his go to to that nation.
He mentioned Mr Modi has come to the rescue of members of Indian communities, be it Sikhs or Parsis, every time they’ve suffered persecution.
The Citizenship Modification Act is aimed toward giving a lifetime of dignity to individuals of Indian origin who escape to India after struggling persecution in international lands, he mentioned.
Mr Nadda additionally reminded Bengalis dwelling in Uttarakhand how that they had been exempted by the Pushkar Singh Dhami authorities from the compulsion of writing the phrase “East Pakistan” of their caste certificates.
The Uttarakhand cupboard in August cleared a proposal to drop the phrase “East Pakistan” from caste certificates issued to members of the displaced Bengali group settled largely in Udham Singh Nagar district of the state.
Reacting to the remarks, Ms Banerjee mentioned the BJP ought to take a look at the state of affairs in states dominated by it.
Not a single untoward incident was reported in West Bengal through the current festivals, she mentioned in Kolkata.
A number of states are emulating the schemes introduced out by her authorities, proving, “What Bengal thinks at the moment, India thinks tomorrow”, she claimed, quoting Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
“There are a number of people who find themselves making an attempt to defame Bengal. At the moment, I noticed the BJP’s nationwide president (Nadda) delivering a speech to Bengalis settled in Uttarakhand. He mentioned there may be lawlessness in Bengal. I’ll say charity begins at dwelling. Have a look at what is occurring in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tripura and Assam. Please look within the mirror and see your faces earlier than criticising Bengal,” she mentioned with out elaborating.
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