Attempts of Oppn to play communal card in Bengal will be in vain: Abhishek
Metiabruz: Criticising the BJP, CPI(M) and Congress for playing communal cards to win the elections, all India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said that their efforts will be in vain as people know them inside
out. He was addressing a gathering here on Monday afternoon.
He said: "BJP and CPI(M) field Muslim candidates in minority belts but after the election their candidates are never seen in the area," he said, adding: "CPI(M) has nominated Fuad Halim in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat. He has never been to the area nor is he aware of the problems faced by the people. After the elections, he will never be seen in the area."
Referring to the incident where a Muslim youth from Malda was beaten to death and set ablaze, he said: "After the incident neither CPI(M) nor BJP had carried out any protest rally. It was Trinamool Congress and Trinamool Youth Congress that had taken out processions condemning the incident. We work for the people throughout the year and that is our USP."
Banerjee alleged that BJP was trying to divide the country on the basis of religion and caste.
"The Dalits and the scheduled tribes have been tortured and beaten to death during the BJP regime. This had never happened in India in the past. Hating each other is a new thing for Indians. We will all have to work to save our society and country," he said.
Coming down heavily on Yogi Adityanath, Banerjee said: "He is coming to Bengal to spread hatred among the people. If he has guts he should come to Metiabruz and try to divide the people. BJP is trying to play with fire and I warn them and request them to give up this practice as it might cost them dearly in future."
He said the price of cooking gas has come down as BJP's compensation after its poor performance in five states. "BJP associates everything with politics and under its five year rule, poor people have become poorer," Banerjee added.
He said over the past five years, extensive development work has been carried out in the vast areas under the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat, under the Mamata Banerjee government.
Banerjee urged party workers and councillors to visit every house and build contact with people. "For the next two months, we will have to work very hard to ensure the exit of BJP. Visit the houses and develop contact with people," he said.