'Communal asuras are trying to ruffle Bengal'
Kolkata: National President of Trinamool Youth Congress and party MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday lashed out at BJP over its 'Rath Yatra' and said that the 'communal asuras' are trying to foment trouble in the state by organising such programmes.
"We have heard of Rath Yatra of Shri Jagannath, Balaram, Suvadra or Shri Krishna. We know of gods and goddesses being worshipped in raths. But BJP's rath is a seven star vehicle with all luxurious facilities. They are the 'communal asuras' who are bent upon riding the rath and disturbing peace in the state," Banerjee said while addressing a public rally at Goaltore in West Midnapore.
This was a preparatory meeting ahead of the mega rally at Brigade Parade Grounds on January 19, 2019.
According to Banerjee, in the name of Rath Yatra the saffron party has brought a 7 star AC luxury bus from Delhi. "We have to be alert. They cannot compete with us in terms of development. We have fulfilled the promises that we made before coming to power. Bengal has witnessed all-round development under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee," he maintained.
Banerjee reminded the gathering of the drubbing that BJP recently received in the elections at Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
"They claim to be the flag-bearers of Hinduism. 92% voters in Chhattisgarh are Hindus. 94% of the voters in Madhya Pradesh are Hindus. 91.7% voters in Rajasthan are Hindus. But people rejected BJP in these states. People have understood that voting for BJP is simply bringing in danger for them," he added.
Banerjee said that Trinamool Congress has taken the resolve to uproot BJP from power at the Centre, "just like we ousted CPI(M) from power in Bengal in 2011."
"The Brigade rally is being organised to give a call to oust the communal BJP out of power at the Centre. Leaders of several Opposition parties will be present at the Brigade rally to strengthen Mamata Banerjee's stand against the
party," Banerjee said, adding that a number of Chief Ministers from different states will be present in the rally.
He reiterated that the party's old workers have a bigger place in the party compared to others, but at the same time reminded of the responsibility to accommodate the new workers according to their capabilities.
"One day an MLA will become former MLA, MPs will become former MPs and ministers will also become former ministers. But the workers and supporters of the party will always be there. They are the present, and they are the future. This is their identity," he said.