Don’t show us Delhi, we are not afraid: TMC to BJP

He was referring to BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s statement.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:June 2, 2014 4:53 am

The Trinamool Congress Sunday lashed out at BJP over the visit of its five-member team to North 24-Parganas district following the May 28 attack on some party workers there, saying that the saffron party was trying to browbeat the state’s ruling party by citing the name of Delhi.

“They are showing us Delhi. They are trying to browbeat the state government by mentioning the name of Delhi on every occasion. The BJP is actually trying to bring the politics of division to the state. But all this will turn into a fiasco as the people of West Bengal will foil all their designs. They will not allow any impediment to come before the developmental process initiated by our chief minister,” said Partha Chatterjee, minister for education and TMC secretary general.

He was referring to BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s statement that it would seek the Prime Minister’s intervention if post-poll violence was not contained.

A five-member BJP delegation had Saturday visited Sandeshkhali in North 24-Parganas district, where 30 BJP workers were injured in firing allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters on May 28. The team comprised party spokesperson and MP Meenakshi Lekhi, vice presidents S S Ahluwalia, Naqvi, Siddharth Nath Singh, who is also in charge of party affairs in the state, and MP Babul Supriyo.

Chatterjee claimed that the BJP team landed here for a few hours and “was trying to create disturbance in Bengal by making inflammatory speeches.”

However the BJP reacted sharply saying instead of bringing any remedy for the victims, the Trinamool Congress was actually diverting attention of the people.

“One girl was gangraped as her family voted for the BJP. She is from a tribal family but none from the National Tribal Commission visited her. The miscreants are getting the protection of the ruling party and they are now calling the shots,” Shamik Bhattacharya, BJP state general secretary, who accompanied the party delegation, said.

The BJP will file a report about their finding to senior leaders of the party on Tuesday. “Mamata Banerjee is emulating the policy of the British, of `divide and rule’. We are preparing a report which will be ready by tomorrow and we will hand it over to Rajnathji (union home minister and BJP president) when he calls us,” Siddharth Nath Singh, said. However, Partha Chatterjee hit back at Singh, saying ,“It is unfortunate that someone makes such comments just to be in the race for ministership.”

Asked if the TMC leadership would visit Sandeshkhali, he retorted, “Why? Just because someone has gone, so we will have to follow suit? We are assessing the situation and will do whatever is necessary.” Though the BJP managed to win only two out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, it has increased its vote share from just over 6 per cent in the last election to 17 per cent in the 2014 general election.

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    Achuta Bhat
    Jun 2, 2014 at 10:28 am
    All the 'SECULAR' parties except TMC have heavily lost in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Seems that TMC too is itching to vanish.
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    Akhilesh Technobrat
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:48 am
    Control ? they are killing at her directions and orders only.
  3. A
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:51 am
    Wonder what the TMC is doing about the savage incident? It should tell the public its actions not complain about BJP. If there is complicity of government in this henious crime against the people of India, then those officials must be brought to book with the full force of the law. This is not a party game, someone was raped and abused and that is a severe crime in India.
  4. B
    Jun 2, 2014 at 5:47 am
    Rich Saudi country does not keep even one illegal Pak/ Bangladeshi muslims. Didi wants to keep lakhs of Bangladeshis. Shame. There will not be enough roti, kapada, makan to share. In fact Bangladeshis are competing with local muslims, making everybody miserable.
  5. B
    Jun 2, 2014 at 9:04 am
    Mr kapil, first know the politics there! Communists are gundas...who told you? the media? this media will always tell you that as the media where you are writing your comments is also notoriously anti also know that
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    Kapil Dev Suri
    Jun 2, 2014 at 1:56 am
    PEOPLE OF BENGAL were fed up of goond raj of communists . So they wanted alternate of communists. so they voted Mamta in the hope that she will serve the people . Now they are disappointed with her working and wanted get rid her government . Now they have discovered a nationalist party who is honest in dealing with public cause under the leadership of MODI . They have discovered the va BJP WHO WILL bring peace prosperity and development .for the people of BENGAL
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    Maqbool Ahmed
    Jun 2, 2014 at 9:12 am
    Chatter jee and all TMC leadership should only follow fatwas and dictats of Mullahs and Imams. After all if these people of Allah turn against them TMC and Didi will face wrath of Allah.
  8. p
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:00 am
    why cant the lady ask her men to behave and stop killing people in WB or she has no control over these criminals let loose.
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