Malda, Nov 11 : Trinamool Congress accused Bharatiya Janata Party of pushing communal agenda after BJP’s West Bengal Mahila Morcha President Locket Chatterjee issued a provocative statement saying that anyone trying to stop the Saffron party’s scheduled ‘rath yatra’ in the state “will get crushed under the wheels of the chariot”, drawing criticism from the ruling TMC.
Severely criticising BJP, TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said BJP leaders are making provocative statements to disturb peace and stability of the state.
We will hold Rath Yatras to save democracy in West Bengal. Nobody can stop it and if anyone tries to stop it then they will be crushed under the wheels of the chariot: Locket Chatterjee, BJP State Mahila Morcha President pic.twitter.com/Jjr9BvWimb
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2018
“The BJP’s main aim is to push its communal agenda in Bengal. That is why they are making these provocative comments. But the people of Bengal will defeat the divisive politics of the BJP,” Chatterjee said.
Chatterjee said that the ‘yatra’ is being organised to restore democracy in the state.
BJP national president Amit Shah will kick off three ‘rath yatras’ which will cover all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal on December 5, 7 and 9.
At the conclusion of the ‘yatra’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally .
In an apparent dig at the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday some people were only capable of criticising the government’s action, but lacked the ability to accomplish a single thing on their own.
Banerjee spoke at the inauguration of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival.
Banerjee said the KIFF was setting new standards with the people’s participation and urged the people to rise above barriers, stay united and to believe in unity “which is our core strength”