While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is supporting opposition presidential nominee, Meira Kumar as a mark of protest against the Centre’s “atrocities”, the BJP on Tuesday slammed Banerjee, alleging her of communal politics.
BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) represented regressive politics and had been pursuing communal and vote-bank politics which did not represent the kind of politics that the BJP was following that is “sabka saath, sabka vikas”.
“So at another level, the opposition is more like a corrupt alliance of different desperate parties. TMC, RJD, Congress, they are all facing serious charges of corruption. So, obviously, we do not expect her (Mamata) to vote for the NDA candidate because we represent positive politics, we represent secular and non-discriminatory administrative regime, positive agenda and honest government,” he added.
Rahul Sinha, another BJP leader said that Banerjee is practising “politics of appeasement”. He slammed her for accusing the Centre when communal violence is claiming lives in Bengal itself.
“She herself is not able to control the law and order situation in the state and is blaming the Centre. All the anti-social elements are in the TMC. Because of Mamata the hills are burning, it was because of her that in seven months there were 14 cases of riots,” Sinha said.
Notably, the counting of the votes for the presidential election will take place on 20 July.