Every week after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a mega rally in West Bengal’s Bolpur, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday responded with an equally massive mass gathering and a roadshow in the city. The Trinamool Congress chief led a 4-km march earlier than addressing a big gathering. While asserting that her get together will retain energy by profitable the 2021 meeting elections, Mamata launched a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which pushing laborious to dethrone her.
Mamata took a potshot at TMC leaders who’ve left her to be part of the BJP not too long ago and stated that defections will not have an effect on her get together’s prospects.
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“You can buy a few MLAs, but you cannot buy Trinamool Congress. The defections will not impact the party at all as the people are with us.”
Referring to Amit Shah, Mamata stated that ‘outsiders’ are coming to Bengal and insulting the life’s philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore and Nazrul Islam.
“Conspiracies are being hatched to destroy the culture of Bengal. I genuinely feel bad when I see efforts being made to pursue communal politics at Visva Bharati,” she stated, urging folks to cease the politics of violence and divisive techniques.
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“These people don’t know about the Bengali icons but are still commenting on them. BJP All-India President J P Nadda said Rabindranath was born in Santiniketan. It is an insult to Gurudev as Rabindranath had established Santiniketan 60 years after his birth,” Mamata Banerjee stated.
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She went on to model Visva-Bharati Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty as a ‘BJP man’, and alleged that he was planning to destroy the wealthy heritage of the hallowed establishment by “importing divisive and communal politics inside its campus”.
“Those who do not respect Mahatma Gandhi and other icons of the country are now talking of building ‘Sonar Bangla’ (Golden Bengal). Rabindranath Tagore has created ‘Sonar Bangla’ several decades ago, all we need to do is to protect the place from the communal onslaught of the BJP,” Mamat Banerjee stated in an obvious reference to Amit Shah’s assertion final week.
(With Inputs From Agencies)