Siliguri: Days after hosting BJP President Amit Shah for lunch, a tribal couple - Raju and Geeta Mahali - joined West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Wednesday.
The BJP on Wednesday alleged that Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is indulging in revenge politics in Bengal.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reminded West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banrjee of her struggle during the Left rule, claiming she can not stop the march of democracy and people will support the saffron party "despite its pressure and violence". According to sources, in 2012 factionalism within the BJP did the party in.To make matters worse, the party still does not have to have a CM face for the next assembly polls unlike the Congress which is contesting under the leadership of the incumbent CM.
TMC leader Gautam Deb however said that it was "immaterial" what BJP said.
Shah also exhorted the workers and state leaders not to rest and instead be prepared for winning other elections and to ensure that the people standing on the last step of the social ladder were benefited by the schemes rolled out by the central and state governments. If TMC can carry out such a heinous act in north Bengal, then they can repeat it in Bhawanipore, Kolkata.
Such tactics by the TMC can not stop the BJP's expansion, he said.
The BJP victory in Delhi's municipal elections here has laid the ground to also win assembly polls in the capital, party President Amit Shah said on Tuesday. The local BJP leaders added that despite repeated requests, the Naxalbari police did not register a formal complaint into the incident. "Politics is never forceful". The couple was allegedly kidnapped by Trinamool Congress and allegedly forced to join TMC today morning.
Rahul Sinha, BJP national secretary, said: "We demand a statement from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as this couple had been abducted last night". A BJP delegation today met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy to apprise him about the matter.
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