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Final Up to date: Might 10, 2023, 23:36 IST
TMC nationwide normal secretary Abhishek Banerjee is on a mass-outreach drive in West Bengal since April 25. (File Picture/ANI)
TMC’s tally within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls got here down from 34 to 22, and the opposition BJP’s tally went up from two to 18 within the state
Senior TMC chief Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday set a goal of profitable all panchayat seats in Birbhum district as a reply to the “vendetta politics” of the BJP over withholding funds as a result of state below the MGNREGA scheme.
The Trinamool Congress presently controls all of the Zilla Parishad and many of the gram panchayats within the state.
Banerjee’s comment drew sharp reactions from the BJP which mentioned the folks of Birbhum will reject the “TMC’s politics of terror and vendetta”.
“They (BJP) had began the marketing campaign for Lok Sabha elections with a lot fanfare in Birbhum. However what occurred? They misplaced each Lok Sabha seats in Birbhum. We scored 10 out of 11 targets (profitable 10 out of the 11 meeting seats) in 2021. We misplaced one then, however within the coming elections, we now have to make sure we win panchayats in all of the 11 seats,” Banerjee mentioned.
The TMC nationwide normal secretary, thought-about quantity 2 within the get together, was addressing a rally as a part of the ‘Trinamool-eh Nabajowar’ (new wave in Trinamool) mass outreach marketing campaign at Mohammad Bazar within the district.
Banerjee mentioned the victory in Birbhum won’t solely be a reply to the “stepmotherly strategy” meted out by the BJP in the direction of West Bengal but in addition ship a message that no quantity of intimidation by the CBI-ED can cease the battle for folks’s rights.
“We now have to indicate these outsiders but once more what the folks of Bengal are able to. We had proven them in 2021. They’ve put Anubrata Mondal in jail. They will do this with whomever they need. However they need to launch the funds that belong to our folks. No ED-CBI intimidation will cease our battle for the folks,” he mentioned.
Anubrata Mondal, the TMC’s Birbhum district president, was initially arrested by the CBI in August final yr in reference to the cattle smuggling case. The ED later arrested him after questioning him in a jail within the state. His daughter was arrested not too long ago. Each at the moment are lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail.
“Individuals have to show the BJP a lesson by guaranteeing that we retain the Bolpur and Birbhum Lok Sabha seats within the 2024 elections by over 2 lakh votes. They need to be taught a lesson for doing politics of revenge with the folks of Bengal,” he mentioned.
Reacting to Banerjee’s comment, BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya mentioned the folks of Birbhum will give a befitting reply to TMC’s “terror techniques” that Mondal perpetrated on behalf of the get together.
“The form of terror that TMC and its chief Anubrata Mondal had unleashed in Birbhum within the final 12 years is thought to everybody. The folks of Birbhum this time would give a befitting reply to it,” he mentioned.
Abhishek’s remark about profitable all panchayat seats in a district contrasts what he has advocated previously few months. He has urged get together employees to chorus from utilizing strong-arm techniques to win elections and shun the grab-all mindset.
His remarks then stemmed from criticism that the get together had drawn from numerous quarters throughout the 2018 panchayat polls, which had been marred by widespread violence, and alleged rigging incidents.
The next yr, TMC’s tally within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls got here down from 34 to 22, and the opposition BJP’s tally went up from two to 18 within the state.
With the vast majority of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal having rural and semi-urban areas administered by panchayats, absolute management of the agricultural our bodies is a should for political events to have the higher hand on rivals within the Lok Sabha polls in 2024.
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