Nadda, Abhishek exchange barbs ahead of Bengal Panchayat polls

Nadda addressed two massive rallies in East Burdhwan and East Midnapore. He coined a new phrase to describe TMC. T stands for Tolabazi, M for Mafia and C for Corruption and Commission, he said.

| Updated: 13 February, 2023 4:25 pm IST

Bharatiya Janata Party’s National President JP Nadda on Monday addressed two massive rallies in East Burdhwan and East Midnapore in Bengal. He launched a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government and coined a new phrase to describe the ruling party in the state. T stands for Tolabazi, M for Mafia and C for Corruption and Commission, he said.

“In TMC, T stands for Tolabazi (extortion), M for Mafia and C for Corruption and Commission. In West Bengal, various scams occurred, including SSC, TET recruitment, and lottery. Before that, there were other scams, including the Sarada scam, the Narda scam, and the Chit fund scam. The Mamata Banerjee government is the mother of all cons,” said Nadda.

“In the jungle raj of the Mamata Banerjee government, there is no governance and the law and order situation is in shambles. The people of West Bengal have made up their minds to say goodbye to the poor governance of the Mamata Banerjee government. The massive public gathering today clearly tells us that the time has come for a change in the state as the people of West Bengal are ready for it,” added Nadda.

The dates for the West Bengal panchayat election are scheduled to be announced soon. But both BJP and TMC have already begun hectic on ground activities to gain an edge over opponent.

Countering BJP, TMC’s general secretary Abhishek Banerjee mentioned in his speech that BJP Is attacking Rajbangshis, Matuas, and the minorities. People have rejected them and will continue to do so.

Banerjee said, “BJP President JP Nadda has, earlier too, made lofty claims but his statements rarely translate to work on the ground. These BJP politicians need to realise that just making claims won’t fetch you votes. You have to work on the ground, something which Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress have done and continue to do.”

Throwing an open challenge Banerjee says, “In fact, I would give an open challenge to BJP Chief JP Nadda, the next time he’s here in Bengal, he should select a media house of his choice, and bring his report card, and I will get the Bengal government’s report card. We will then compare what the BJP-led Central government has done for Bengal, and what Trinamool Congress government has done for the State.”

In 2018, West Bengal saw violence in the panchayat election. The panchayat polls are likely to be scheduled in March-April this year under the security of West Bengal police.

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