Ever since BJP had made it’s intention to make in- roads into West Bengal, the war of words between the BJP and ruling Trinamool Congress has escalated and it is now bitter slug fest. With parties sparring no opportunity to lash out at each other.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally in West Midnapore lashed out at the failures of the Mamata Banjee government in the state and it’s inability to fulfil the people’ promises and charging it with “throttling democracy” and running a “syndicate raj” in the state without whose approval nothing moves, the TMC rubbished the prime Minister’s charges.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) instead accused him of spreading “misinformation” against its government in West Bengal and alleged that the BJP was running a syndicate that “peddles religious terrorism”. It came out with an equally scathing counter-offensive, warning the BJP leaders “not to play with fire”.
A statement, jointly issued by TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee and its leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O’ Brien, alleged that it was the BJP which was running a “syndicate” of “lynching”.
“Syndicate. Who knows better than the BJP leaders about syndicate? Your party is a syndicate that peddles religious extremism. Your party is a syndicate for fanatics. Your party is a lynching syndicate.”
“Your party is a torture syndicate. Your party is a syndicate for agencies. Your party is a syndicate which created notebandi (demonetisation). Your party is a syndicate of corruption. So, BJP leaders should not play with fire, ” the statement said. The TMC claimed the BJP leaders do not have a development agenda.
“Try as you may to harass us with your agencies, we will not bow down to any BJP syndicate. Bengal is for all. It is the cultural capital of the world. The BJP leaders speech proved that they have no development agenda at all,” the statement said.