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Stating that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has learnt the art of contradiction, BJP national executive member Siddharth Nath Singh said here on Tuesday that the CBI should now interrogate Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“The CBI rightfully interrogated [TMC general secretary] Mukul Roy for being present at a meeting at Delo, Kalimpong [with Saradha Group chairperson and managing director Sudipta Sen]. The same yardstick applies to Mamata Banerjee. We demand that she be summoned by the CBI under the same law and yardstick,” Mr. Singh said.
Lashing out at Ms. Banerjee and the TMC for opposing the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, Mr. Singh said land acquisition was necessary to have industrial projects in the State.
“On the one hand, Ms. Banerjee is hosting summits to invite investments; on the other hand, she is branding the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill ‘anti-farmer’. Industries require industrial corridors which in turn require land acquisition… There is contradiction in their [TMC’s] policies,” the BJP observer for Bengal told media persons.
Stating that the BJP opposes forceful conversion, he wondered why the ‘TMC and other so-called secular brigades’ were not supporting the Anti-Conversion Bill.
“Supporting the Anti-Conversion Bill would expose their vote bank politics. Poverty forces conversion. Please join us in the fight against poverty.
The BJP’s charge is that Ms. Banerjee and her government is engineering polarisation politics by playing the dirty card of communalisation.
The TMC’s intent is a huge suspect,” Mr. Singh said.
Referring to the recent death of a youth in Howrah, who was beaten up for fighting eve teasers, State BJP president Rahul Sinha said political parties were using the issue to gain political mileage.
“Some parties have called for a Howrah bandh tomorrow [Wednesday]. We do not support it. We shall take out a rally in Howrah tomorrow to protest against the police’s apathy,” Mr. Sinha said.
From: The Hindu