Bengal will burn the day BJP enters state: Rahul Gandhi
Matigara/WB/UNI: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday claimed Bengal will burn the day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enters the state.
Addressing a public meeting here, Gandhi said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been attacking India's democracy and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too doing the same in Bengal.
He alleged Modi only knows how to give speeches and is the puppet of two-three industrialists.
Gandhi said the Prime Minister made country bang utensils, use flashlights on mobiles instead of planning to fight coronavirus.
“I advised Mr Modi last year about coronavirus in February, I was mocked by media for it,” he said.
He said getting people to fight each other is in BJP's DNA.
The Congress leader alleged wherever BJP, RSS, Modi and Amit Shah go, they start spreading hatred there.
“Voters of Bengal please remember Trinamool Congress allied with BJP, we have never done it," Gandhi said.
Earlier in Goalpokhar, he said the BJP is trying to destroy Bengal and its culture.
“They (BJP) want to destroy and divide Bengal, they are doing the same thing in Assam and Tamil Nadu," Gandhi said.
He said if Bengal is divided, the loss will be of the Bengali people.
Addressing his first public rally here, Gandhi said, BJP claimed to build "Sonar Bangla" (golden Bengal) as a "mirage"
He said the saffron party has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and dividing people on the basis of language, religion, caste and creed.
"In every state, they say similar things like Sonar Bangla. But, they only offer dividing people on the basis of religion, caste and language," Gandhi said.
"See what happened in UP - people are dying of corona. Hospitals are full of dead bodies, the Chief Minister (Yogi Adityanath) has no sense," he said.
The Congress leader said Bengal gave an opportunity to Trinamool Congress (TMC) but they failed.
On "cut money" culture in Bengal, he said, "You gave an opportunity to TMC. But, they failed. People of the state have to venture out in search of jobs. This is the only state where you have to pay cut money to get jobs."
Gandhi took a dig at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said his party would never align with the BJP and the RSS, unlike the TMC, which in the past had been an alliance partner of the saffron party-led NDA.
The Congress leader ridiculed TMC's poll slogan "Khela Hobe" and said that serving people and playing games in this regard are not the same.”