BJP's dream of winning seats in Bengal a far cry, says Abhishek
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP and president of the party's youth wing Abhishek Banerjee got into a bitter Twitter argument with BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya that began with a post of Banerjee in his Twitter handle challenging BJP's national president Amit Shah to contest from any of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal.
It may be mentioned that Banerjee while addressing a rally at Shyambazar 5-Point crossing on Friday evening said: "We will request our party supremo Mamata Banerjee not to take part in the campaign and I take the responsibility to defeat him. BJP thinks that it has made a major dent in Trinamool Congress by welcoming a leader whom we have thrown out like garbage. BJP is no longer the Bharatiya Janata Party, it is now the "Bharatiya Janjal Party". I challenge Amit Shah to contest from any of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal. I will make sure he is defeated."
In response to Banerjee's post, Vijayvargiya wrote in Hindi — "In politics, misconceptions are not curable. Please don't nurture them, Abhishek... Because, everyone behaves like a lion in their own den... it won't take time for your party to fall apart."
Abhishek was quick to reply and his post read: "You are right. When you speak about loyalty, there's no one bigger than a ****. I request in Bengali since it's my mother tongue and it is the language of my state, you and your netas in Delhi first learn how to speak, write and read... Then dream of winning the state." Later in the day, Banerjee, while addressing a rally at Hooghly, said that the BJP's dream of winning seats in Bengal in the Lok Sabha polls will be a far cry. "Mayawati and Akhilesh have joined hands in Uttar Pradesh. BJP will be defeated in UP and Maharashtra and in Bengal they will get a big laddu (zero) and we will ensure that the laddu is carried to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shan in Delhi," he said.
Banerjee also launched a scathing attack on the saffron party over the controversy regarding the film The Accidental Prime Minister. "The film has been released at this juncture before the Lok Sabha polls to serve the BJP's political interests. It is unfortunate that the Prime Minister is using film actors to cherish his dreams of coming to power again. It will be an exercise in futility," he maintained.