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BJP plan in Bengal is ‘politics of foolishness’

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Published : Jun 28, 2018, 5:43 am IST
Updated : Jun 28, 2018, 5:43 am IST

According to him, the BJP had used the central para-military forces against the Trinamul in the last Assembly Elections.

Partha Chatterjee
 Partha Chatterjee

Kolkata: The Trinamul Congress has lashed out at BJP president Amit Shah’s target of winning fifty per cent of all the Lok Sabha seats in the state. On Wednesday evening Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee described Mr Shah’s plan as ‘politics of foolishness.’

Bantering Mr Shah’s task to the state BJP leadership he claimed at a press meet, “We do not need Achchhe Din. Let us live. Their own workers whom he addressed laugh at such plan by him. They wonder when the party could not even fight the Panchayat Elections what he is talking about....winning 21 seats out of 42?” The state education minister added, “They have only two seats, one in Asansol and another in the hills. Now they will lose them too. There is no reason to dream afresh. It is just a foolishness. And the people of Bengal will never respond to the politics of foolishness. They are with chief minister Mamata Banerjee.”

According to him, the BJP had used the central para-military forces against the Trinamul in the last Assembly Elections. The ruling party is however not lagging behind. It has planned a rally to be addressed by urban development minister Firhad Hakim at the same venue in Balarampur of Purulia after Mr Shah would address a rally there on Thursday.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, “In a democracy opposition parties object and follow the ruling party. We are in the opposition in the state. But the ruling party is now following us.”

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