Kolkata: BJP national president JP Nadda on Wednesday stated that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal had not worked for the welfare of farmers and Adivasis in West Bengal. He ensured all-round development of the state surely if BJP comes to power.
Reacting to the allegation, TMC leader and state minister Firhad Hakim said instead of pointing fingers at TMC for not performing well for the state, should look into the law and order situation in the states’ BJP rules such as Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
While attending a tea session at a village in West Midnapore district claimed that the party which had once won the elections in the name of ‘Ma, Mati, Manush’, is now practicing “dictatorship, appeasement and strong arm tactics.”
He said “The Mamata Banerjee government has nothing to do for the welfare of farmers and adivasis. In the upcoming elections, Mamata ji will be forced to go and lotus will bloom in the state.”
“On one side, there is Narendra Modi who wants advancement of Bengal and on the other hand, there is Mamata Banerjee who is trying to stop all the development projects,” the BJP President said addressing a large number of people who attended the tea session.
BJP State President Dilip Ghosh and Lok Sabha member Sukanta Majumdar accompanied Nadda.
In consideration to the major developmental projects he further stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to West Bengal launched various projects. He inaugurated oil, gas and road projects worth more than Rs. 4,700 crore. Thereafter, the Union Budget for the construction of road and infrastructure has been provided with Rs. 25,000 crore.
Pointing towards Nadda’s allegations, Hakim said that the BJP first needs to look after the farmers’ protests and try to resolve them instead of pointing fingers at other parties.
“People belonging to the backward sections are facing atrocities in BJP ruled states. Farmers are agitating along the Delhi borders for days. The saffron party instead of attending to these matters is busy making tall claims about the condition of farmers in Bengal who are far better off here,” the minister of state for urban development said.
The polls in West Bengal are likely to be held in April-May.