TMC women's wing to stage demonstration today against BJP's 'insult to Bengal'
Kolkata: Trinamool Mahila Congress will stage a sit-in demonstration on Friday to protest against the 'insult caused to Bengal and Bengalis' by the BJP.
BJP leaders had met the Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi on Wednesday and demanded that all polling stations in Bengal be declared super-sensitive.
Reacting sharply to it, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had said on Wednesday that BJP "has insulted Bengal through their demand."
She said that it had become a habit of BJP to insult Bengal and the Bengalis. "Over 40 lakh people had come to Gangasagar and lakhs of people came to Bengal
during Durga Puja but not a single untoward incident has taken place. The BJP leaders are talking in a way as if there is President's Rule in Bengal," and irate Banerjee added.
She alleged that BJP had fixed the date of election in Bengal. "In Kerala there have been political clashes but despite the situation, election would be held there in a single day," she said, adding that during the Panchayat elections, party workers had been killed by BJP-backed goons.
The women's wing of the party will highlight the highhandedness of BJP leaders and "the constant circulation of lies." It may be mentioned that Mamata Banerjee had urged people, particularly the young generation, to give replies to the lies being circulated on social media by BJP.
Banerjee had told her party leaders and workers not to give an inch of land to BJP without a fight. She had said on Wednesday: "Earlier there were many great leaders in BJP but now there are some vagabonds who speak lies round-the-clock."
Banerjee has also told all the candidates to highlight the way BJP has deprived Bengal. Despite huge loan burden, the Trinamool government has taken up schemes that have benefitted people coming from all walks of life. There are schemes for girls. There are scholarships for students belonging to all sections of the society. The Kanyashree and Sabuj Sathi projects of the government have gained international recognition.