Mamata Banerjee has taken Bengal’s political discourse to an ‘all-time low’, says the BJP candidate
Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who’s making an attempt his luck from the Tollygunge Assembly seat, feels Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should be barred from campaigning for making “vitriolic and communal” speeches and taking Bengal’s political discourse to an “all-time low”.
Mr. Supriyo, one in all most suave faces of the BJP in Bengal and the Lok Sabha MP from Asansol, rejected opposition declare of getting been “demoted” after being fielded for the meeting election, and mentioned he himself wished to contest the ballot in opposition to a “formidable opposition and not a weak one”.
“Despite being a chief minister, the kind of comments that Mamata Banerjee is making is shameful. Through her vitriolic speeches and the communal campaign, she has taken the political discourse to an all-time low. The EC should ban her from campaigning for the entire election,” Mr. Supriyo instructed PTI in an interview.
Criticising Ms. Banerjee and the ruling TMC dispensation for altering the grammar of political opponents to enemies, Mr. Supriyo, a famous singer, appealed to everybody to chorus from making private assaults.
He mentioned, in politics, folks should struggle over ideology and insurance policies.
“But this change from opponents to being treated as enemies is a gift of Mamata Banerjee to Bengal politics. This trend has to change, and BJP will change it,” he mentioned.
Responding to claims that a number of get together MPs and senior leaders have been “forced” to contest the meeting polls because the BJP didn’t have sufficient good candidates, the Minister of State or Environment replied within the damaging.
“BJP is fighting for Bengal’s honour, pride and soul, and we all want to play our part in it,” he asserted.
The BJP has fielded 5 MPS, together with Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta and get together vice-president Mukul Roy. Mr. Dasgupta needed to even resign from the Rajya Sabha because of constitutional causes.
Mr. Supriyo is pitted in opposition to TMC heavyweight and State minister Aroop Biswas, a three-time MLA from Tollygunge.
When requested why he was contesting from a seat far-off and tougher than his dwelling constituency Asansol, Mr. Supriyo mentioned he wished to struggle from a tricky seat. He is a two-term MP from Asansol.
“I am happy to play my part in this fight to free Bengal from misrule, and when my name first came up, I requested the leadership to pit me from a tough seat. Fighting from Asansol would be a cakewalk for me.
“I wished to struggle from a tricky seat in opposition to a formidable opposition, and that is why I’m right here to defeat Mamata Banerjee’s trusted lieutenant,” he asserted.
Exuding confidence about the BJP coming to power bagging more than 200 seats, Supriyo, however, evaded a question on whether he will be in the race for the chief minister’s chair.
“I’m an individual who believes in doing a job at hand. Right now, I’m specializing in successful the seat. Regarding your query, it’s for the get together to resolve. I’ve nothing to say about it. I’ll comply with the directions of the get together,” the fifty-year-old singer-politician said.
He replied in the negative when asked whether not declaring a chief ministerial candidate against Mamata Banerjee will prove disadvantageous for the BJP.
“It is a call of the get together. We are a democratic get together. We are combating as a crew. Now the principle purpose is to defeat the TMC,” Mr. Supriyo said.
Accusing the TMC of fuelling identity and appeasement politics, Mr. Supriyo slammed the ruling party for trying to divide people with the “insider-outsider” debate.
“First, you usher in appeasement politics and gasoline communal politics. Then you deliver on this insider-outsider (debate). How can an Indian be an outsider in any a part of the nation? It isn’t solely distasteful but additionally in opposition to the ideas of the Constitution,” he mentioned.
Polling for Tollygunge might be held on April 10.