Baharampur (West Bengal):
Taking a swipe at BJP heavyweights from Delhi who had visited houses of the poor in West Bengal throughout the meeting polls, TMC nationwide common secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday stated they’re conspicuous by their absence when calamities strike the state.
Mr Banerjee made the comment after visiting the houses of those that have been killed in lightning strikes on Monday. He additionally stated that whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced monetary assist for the household of the sufferer, the Trinamool Congress authorities already prolonged financial support to the relations of the victims.
“Those that had eaten lunch on banana leaves sitting at houses of the poor and clicked pictures throughout the polls, are nowhere to be seen now,” Mr Banerjee stated, apparently referring to the likes of Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda.
“However, our chief Mamata Banerjee and her troopers at all times rush to the help of folks in each scenario,” the previous chief of the social gathering’s youth wing asserted.
Not less than 27 folks have been killed in lightning strikes in three districts of south Bengal on Monday.
Mr Banerjee additionally trashed BJP’s declare that he determined to satisfy the relations of the victims in Murshidabad and Hooghly solely after the PM provided condolences and declared monetary assist.
“We’re at all times beside our folks throughout instances of misery… However, the place is the BJP now?” he stated.
Mr Banerjee, the nephew of the chief minister, stated she would into the calls for of offering jobs to the relations of those that have been killed within the pure occasion.
On criticism of the BJP in regards to the efficiency of the TMC authorities on numerous fronts since returning to energy for the third time period, Mr Banerjee stated “I ask them to first deal with their infighting (within the West Bengal unit). They need to put their very own home so as first.”
He additionally raked up the insider-outsider difficulty that had made headlines within the run-up to the meeting elections and whereas the train was underway.
“Bahiragato ase bahiragato jay bangla nijer meyeke chay” (outsiders come and go, however Bengal solely needs its daughter on the helm),” the newly appointed TMC nationwide common secretary added.
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