Kolkata: West Bengal ruling party Trinamool Congress on Sunday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party as “anti-people” and said the party’s state leadership is busy courting controversies to be in the news instead of thinking about people’s issues and betterment of Bengal.
“The BJP does not talk about people’s issues. They are busy making controversial statements sitting in air-conditioned room to stay in news,” Trinamool Congress secretary General Partha Chatterjee said.
“They are not saying or doing anything for the betterment of Bengal and its people. Nor do they have anything to say against the anti-people policies by the Centre. They are only making destructive comments. These should not be carried as news,” he alleged.
On state BJP leadership’s claim to move the Supreme Court, following the Calcutta High Court’s division bench decision on the party’s proposed Rath-Yatra in Bengal, Chatterjee said the saffron outfit will not be able to win the people’s hearts in Bengal no matter what it does.
State BJP leader Dilip Ghosh had earlier accused the Mamata Banerjee government of trying to stop BJP’s progress in Bengal at any cost and warned that the law and order situation would “further deteriorate if their party is stopped forcibly”.
“The Trinamool Congress is trying to stop BJP at any cost. They are using the police to stop us. But if they think that they would be able to forcibly stop BJP, they are making a mistake. If they do not stop these activities, law and order situation the entire state will deteriorate,” Ghosh said.
Refuting the allegation, the Trinamool leader said Bengal’s law and order situation is much better than certain other states in the country and urged the local media to boycott the BJP leaders, who are trying impede Bengal’s development
“There is no law and order problem in West Bengal. It is not the state where police officers are shot dead or innocent men are burnt alive. Bengal is keeping the environment of peace and harmony alive under the current regime. They are trying to impede the ongoing development. Media should boycott such people,” Chatterjee added.