TMC appeals to Left, Congress to support Mamata in fight against BJP
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 () "If the Left Front and the Congress are genuinely anti-BJP, they should be behind Mamata Banerjee in her fight against the communal and divisive politics of the saffron party," senior TMC MP Sougata Roy said. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is the "real face of secular politics against the BJP", he said.
The Congress proposed that the TMC should merge with it instead to put up a united fight against the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted to admission that it was not in a position to take on the saffron party on its own in the assembly...
Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were injured after a clash broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers. The incident happened in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district on January 19. The injured people were shifted to a hospital.
Ahead West Bengal Assembly elections, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader on January 19, publically browbeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for seeking to take control over the state. While addressing a rally in Howrah, Mitra said, "Those from BJP listen, 'doodh maango to kheer denge, agar Bengal maango toh chiir denge'."
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters held a party rally in Kolkata on January 19 ahead state Assembly elections. During the rally, party supporters raised slogan of "Bengal ke gaddaron ko goli maaro saalo ko". WB Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held this year.
Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy denounced Centre's decision to celebrate Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday as 'Prakram Diwas' and said it should be celebrated as 'Deshprem Diwas', and the state government will celebrate it that way. "We are not satisfied with Government of India's decision to celebrate Netaji's birthday as 'Parakram Diwas'. It should be 'Deshprem Diwas'. We believe Netaji deserves much better. We will observe this day on our own with Mamata Banerjee leading a procession in the state," said TMC's MP Roy.
Speaking to ANI in Siliguri on January 19, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh spoke on Suvendu Adhikari's remark. Ghosh said, "Who knows Nandigram better than Suvendu? It is in his hands. If he has said it, he might do it as well." "Violent politics will continue under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) rule. They have tactics to stop BJP but it weakened with time. We will bring in a change in West Bengal. As development is inching closer, they are getting uneasy and doing this. We reduced TMC to half in '2019 and will wipe them out in 2021," he added. On January 18, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari said, "She (WB CM Mamata Banerjee) goes to Nandigram only during elections. Can she tell what has she done for the people of Nandigram? Whoever would contest against her, she would lose by 50,000 votes. If I fail to make her lose, I will leave politics."
"Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal," said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. "Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone," said Roy.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress over its booklet over farm laws 'kheti ka khoon teen kale kanoon' released by party leader Rahul Gandhi. He asked Congress is talking about 'kheti ka khoon' but what about bloodbath during the partition? "3,000 Sikhs were burnt alive in Delhi in 1984. Was it not bloodshed?...Lakhs of farmers died by suicide during Congress rule, was there no blood in their bodies?," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases a booklet over the three farm laws of central government at the party headquarters in Delhi
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on January 18 announced his party's support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the upcoming assembly elections to defeat Bharatiya Janata Party..