LAST UPDATED: March 16, 2021, 1:50 p.m.
Kolkata: Addressing an election rally in the Purulia district of West Bengal on Tuesday, the BJP’s firebrand leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lashed out at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Mamata Banerjee.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that TMC’s hooliganism will not last long and Mamata Banerjee’s farewell from political power in West Bengal is fixed for May 2.
Yogi Adityanath said that TMC’s defeat in the upcoming West Bengal Election 2021 is certain. He asserted that the BJP will form the next government in West Bengal with a strong majority.
“Only 45 days are left. The Trinamool’s farewell is certain after May 2. The slogan of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ seems bad to Mamata Banerjee, but when I come here everyone welcomes me with ‘Jai Shri Ram’,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.
“The BJP’s mantra is ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’,” he added.
At the rally, Yogi Adityanath said that TMC goons in West Bengal do not follow the law. He warned that TMC goons will be punished after May 2.
“Before 2014 people were afraid to go to temples, but now Didi (Mamata Banerjee) is also going to the temple and reciting Chandi Path. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is also praying in the temple. This has changed after the formation of the BJP government at the Center in 2014,” he said.
“Now Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi are also going to the temple. This is our achievement.”
Earlier on 2 March, Yogi Adityanath started his campaign from the Malda district in West Bengal. Large crowds thronged the rally grounds to get a glimpse of the saffron-clad leader.
Yogi Adityanath reminded the audience that Malda is a land of ‘Pavitro Bhoomi’ and ‘Sanatan Sanskriti’ (Ancient Culture).
As per the BJP’s plan, Yogi Adityanath will address more than a dozen rallies in the eight-phase assembly elections in West Bengal.
The BJP has made deep inroads in West Bengal by winning 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, which is just four short of the ruling TMC. The BJP wants to project itself as an alternative to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been ruling in the state since 2011 under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.
The voting for the eight phases will take place on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29. While the results will be declared on May 2. The term of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly will expire on May 30.