BJP’s 2016 mission: ‘A Trinamool-free Bengal’

The senior BJP leader and in-charge of Bengal also rejected any possibility of an alliance at the Centre with Trinamool Congress.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: June 9, 2014 3:49 am
BJP‘s national spokesperson and central observer for West Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh(right) party’s state president Rahul Sinha in Kolkata on Sunday. BJP‘s national spokesperson and central observer for West Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh(right) party’s state president Rahul Sinha in Kolkata on Sunday.

Much like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful campaign for a “Congress-free” nation in the Lok Sabha elections 2014, the West Bengal BJP will give a call for a “Trinamool-free” state in the 2016 Assembly elections, said Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday.

The senior BJP leader and in-charge of Bengal also rejected any possibility of an alliance at the Centre with Trinamool Congress.

“There might be talks with the Centre and state ministers but as far as political proximity is concerned, we are daggers drawn. We will take Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to task for her failure. There is no question of cosying up with the TMC,” Singh said at a press conference in Kolkata.

He accused the three parties — Congress, CPM and TMC — of colluding to stop the rise of BJP in the state.

Singh said a two-day meet of the party’s state executive members discussed how the TMC bagged about 10 per cent of votes in the Lok Sabha elections through rigging.  “Had it not been the case, the BJP would have another eight to nine seats in Bengal — Kolkata  (North) and Sreerampore being the two best probables.”

Referring to the Kamduni rape-murder incident and the anti-rape forum’s wish to meet the new Prime Minister, Singh said, “It is sad to see that they are yet to get justice. We will take up their case with the Home Ministry.”

The BJP has announced to take out a ‘Bengal Bachao rally’ in Kolkata, led by Rahul Sinha on June 23, to protest against the “state-sponsored post-poll violence”.

“We will submit memorandums to all district magistrates. There will be functions up to July 6, where we will distribute pamphlets informing about the Central policies for Bengal,” he said, adding that Muslims of Bengal have seen through the “divide and rule policies” of the state government and were abandoning the ruling party for the BJP in huge numbers.

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    Leo Frank
    Jun 9, 2014 at 6:19 am
    Mamta Banerjee's days are numbered. Given her mismanagement and her party workers' hooliganism, it will be difficult even for her to save her own seat.
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    Janardhan Rao Maddu
    Jun 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    People of Bengal have been suffering from more than three decades and deserve better days.The wait would be over by 2016 embly polls.
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    shishir chandra
    Jun 9, 2014 at 4:47 am
    Bengal has a long history of election rigging. this is the time of BJP. hope it will give neck to neck challenge is W Bengal
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