Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the BJP is doing ‘communal politics’ in the state.
Speaking at a rally in Bolpur, the TMC chief lashed out at the BJP and said that those who do not ‘respect Gandhi’ are talking about making ‘Sonar Bangla’.
“I feel bad when I see the efforts being made to promote communal politics in Visva-Bharati,” Mamata Banerjee said.
The Vishwa-Bharati program was presided over by PM Narendra Modi. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was absent at the event and the TMC chief claimed that she had received a ‘late’ invitation.
Before the Chief Minister’s visit, Minister of State Indranil Sen reached Bolpur on Sunday and took stock of the preparations there. He also attended rehearsals of the actors who would perform during the roadshow. Indranil Sen said the Trinamool Congress was trying to highlight Rabindranath Tagore’s ideas through music and songs.
Recently, Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited on a two-day visit to West Bengal and visited a folk singer’s house in Bolpur. He also listened to Rabindranath Tagore’s songs and visited Visva-Bharati, Tagore’s birthplace.
The politics of West Bengal is revolving around Bolpur-Santiniketan before the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections. Amit Shah visited Shanti Niketan and PM Modi gave a speech througn video conference on the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University.
It is being told that Mamta Banerjee has organized a two-day program in Birbhum-Bolpur to win the hearts of the people of West Bengal.