The Bharatiya Janata Party’s next big target is to wrest power from the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. With five of the party leaders in charge of various parts of the state ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls, the ruling Trinamool Congress in Bengal is leaving no stones unturned in order to target the BJP constantly.
On Wednesday, senior Trinamool Congress leaders Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Om Prakash Mishra targetted the BJP and said that the party leaders are trying to create trouble in the state through some “agents”. Roy said that the BJP is trying to foment trouble in Bengal though all is peaceful and quiet from Jangalmahal to the Hills. On the one hand the BJP is talking about democracy through Centre-state cooperation, and on the other hand its leaders are targetting police officers from the state.
Roy further said that the BJP is trying to take control of the situation through “outsiders”. “They are day dreaming of wresting power in Bengal on the basis of winning 18 seats in the Lok Sabha. This dream will never come true,” he said.
Speaking at a press conference in Trinamool Congress’ office off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in Kolkata, Roy said that from the point of view of progress in health and education, West Bengal was way ahead of the BJP-ruled Gujarat. The same was applicable for other Central government programmes, he said. Roy added that the way Gujarat had exploited human rights, the BJP would be rejected outright by the people if they want to rule West Bengal.