Taking the fight to the Mamata Banerjee government, the BJP on Wednesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of fomenting communal frenzy in West Bengal with an aim to polarise the Assembly elections in 2016.
“Certain incidents are happening in Bengal so that a communal frenzy is created. And that is being sponsored by the TMC leadership,” said BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh.
He was talking to the reporters after submitting a memorandum to Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi asking him to ensure law and order in the state. “We have told the Governor that as the constitutional head, he should ensure that the atmosphere is not vitiated by the TMC leadership to polarise the entire election,” Singh said, adding Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was “bent upon creating a communal ground” ahead of the polls.
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Singh claimed that in her speech during Martyrs’ Day rally on Tuesday, Mamata made it clear that the BJP will be the main challenger against the ruling party in the next year’s election.
“She has cleared that the main challenger would be the BJP. The CPM and Congress would form an alliance and the process has already begun,” said Singh, who is also the BJP observer for Bengal.
He said Mamata is “day dreaming” that she will retain power in 2016. “She loves to day dream. In reality, it will not happen because the poribartan, which she had promised four years ago, hasn’t taken place till now. In 2016, she will be known as former chief minister. She is afraid of the growing graph of the BJP,” Singh added.
State party president Rahul Sinha said the Governor was concerned about the deteriorating law and order situation of the state.
“The Governor expressed his concern over incidents of woman trafficking and incidents of rape,” Sinha said and added that the BJP team had met the Governor regarding the forthcoming election to seven municipalities.
“We have told him that these elections should not turn out to be a farce like the previous ones. To ensure transparency this time, we have requested him to talk to the state election commissioner,” Sinha added.