Partha fires salvo at team saffron over 'fake' photo
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee came down heavily on BJP on Wednesday, for publishing a photograph taken in Bangladesh in the election manifesto, to malign Trinamool Congress.
Chatterjee said the party has taken recourse to lies to "get political mileage." He alleged that some leaders of the party, particularly the state president, have been constantly delivering speeches to provoke people.
"This is not Bengal's culture…it is unfortunate that he is using language that is unparliamentary and is trying to incite people constantly. BJP is trying to create trouble in Bengal and reap benefit out of it," he said, adding "the party is scared by the development that has taken place in Bengal."
He alleged that the party is trying to destroy the rich political culture of Bengal.
The trouble came to light over a picture published in the election manifesto of BJP, which was published on Tuesday. The photograph which has been printed, shows the violence that is taking place in various parts of Bengal.
It has been found that the photograph was clicked by a photojournalist in 2013 in Bangladesh and was printed in many newspapers and magazines of Bangladesh. In 2013, clashes took place between the workers of Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP) and police, over the death sentence given by the Awami League government to the war criminals.
"It is a shame that BJP has printed that photograph to malign Trinamool Congress," Chatterjee said.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also alleged that BJP had published a picture of riot which took place in Bangladesh and not in Bengal.
"Lies are everywhere and they think that by spreading lies and canard, they will come to power in Bengal. People of Bengal are aware and will give a befitting reply to them in the ballot box," she had said.