Jumla meter a reality check for BJP's tall promises
Kolkata: In a bid to create awareness in youngsters about 'the misinformation' Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are circulating through their election speeches, the All India Trinamool Congress has come up with a jumla meter on its website, which will highlight the promises the BJP had made in its election manifesto in 2014.
Explaining the jumla meter, the Trinamool Congress MP Derek O' Brien said the BJP has failed to keep the promises it had made in the election manifesto five years ago. Failing to cope with the situation Modi and Shah are making statements which are far from reality. He said the jumla meter will give the correct statement, which the BJP had made in 2014 within half-an-hour of the speeches delivered by Modi and Shah.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked youngsters, party councillors, MLAs and MPs to be active on social media and protest whenever they find any false information being circulated by the BJP. Party's youth wing president Abhishek Banerjee had conducted workshops at Moulali Yuba Kendra and Nazrul Mancha to create awareness about social media.
Interestingly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is very active on social networking sites. Derek O' Brien said in the election manifesto of 2014, the BJP had made 15 promises which the party did not keep. Again before 2019 election, the party leaders are making more promises. "The BJP leaders have gone crazy and making fictitious statements," Derek said.
Citing some examples, Derek said in 2014 election manifesto, the BJP had said the farmers income would go up several times. The fact is in Bengal the income of the farmers has gone up by three times while the BJP leaders are now saying that by 2022, their income will be trebled.
Again, the BJP in its 2014 manifesto had said there would be 33 percent reservation of women and for that Constitutional amendment will be made. Nothing of that sort happened.
The Trinamool Congress has fielded 41 percent women candidates, the highest by any political party in the country in the Lok Sabha election, and when the United India government comes to power Women Reservation Bill will be tabled in the Parliament.
The BJP had spoken about bringing the black money from foreign countries. Derek said it had miserably failed to keep its promises.