Kolkata: Youth Trinamool Congress president Abhishek Banerjee, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, on Sunday accused former minister Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) on December 19, of being “corrupt and spineless” and confronted a counter-attack in lower than an hour because the political slugfest within the poll-bound state intensified.
Narrowing the political battle between the ruling TMC and the BJP in poll-bound Bengal to a private conflict, Banerjee, who was not too long ago branded by Adhikari as “tolabaaj” (extortionist), hit again from a rally at Diamond Harbour, his Lok Sabha constituency in South 24 Parganas district situated adjoining to Kolkata.
“You known as me a tolabaaj (extortionist) if you are the one whose title figures within the Saradha and Narada instances being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate. You had been seen within the (Narada) video accepting cash wrapped in newspaper. My title shouldn’t be there within the information. The ED and CBI received’t have the ability to do something to me,” stated Banerjee. “You haven’t any backbone and joined the BJP for defense,” he added.
Addressing a rally that was preceded by a roadshow at Danton in West Midnapore district shortly after a public assembly byAbhishek Banerjee ended, Adhikari accused his adversary of misappropriating funds meant for victims of cyclone Amphan or beneficiaries of social welfare schemes. Throughout the roadshow, Adhikari even chanted slogans asking individuals to save lots of Bengal from “tolabaaj bhaipo” (extortionist nephew).
Not one of the leaders talked about one another’s title however the spirit and content material of the vitriolic speeches made issues apparent. It’s now virtually an open secret in Bengal politics that Adhikari left the TMC as a result of he was sad with organizational selections taken by Abhishek Banerjee and election strategist Prashant Kishor who was roped in after the BJP received 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2019.
On November 10, Adhikari threw his first veiled problem on the TMC whereas addressing a public rally at Nandigram, the meeting constituency he represented in East Midnapore earlier than resigning from the meeting. On the yr’s final Sunday, nevertheless, there was no pulling of punches.
Abhishek Banerjee dared the Centre and probe businesses. “f you (Centre) ever get any proof of my involvement in these instances, arrange the gallows. I’ll voluntarily come and dangle myself,” he stated
At Danton, Adhikari stated he didn’t increase his voice in opposition to alleged corruption within the authorities all these years as a result of he was ready for a time when the TMC could possibly be ousted from energy. “The approaching elections is not going to be held within the presence of the state police. We can have Central paramilitary forces. Folks provides you with a befitting reply,” stated Adhikari.
“Bengal must be received and offered to Narendra Modi. It’s obligatory that Bengal and the nation is run by the identical authorities,” reiterated Adhikari.
On Sunday afternoon,Abhishek Banerjee stated, “Bengal shouldn’t be an object that may be handed over to the Prime Minister.”
BJP nationwide president J P Nadda’s convoy was stoned by some protestors at Diamond Harbour on December 10. This was Banerjee’s first rally within the district after that incident. It triggered a chilly conflict between the Union house ministry and the state. The ministry unilaterally transferred three Indian Police Service officers who had been in command of Nadda’s safety. The state has opposed this.
“Individuals are aggrieved with the Centre’s insurance policies. A few of them might have pelted stones. No one ought to pelt stones. We have now to provide our reply to the BJP by the poll,” statedAbhishek Banerjee.
AbhishekBanerjee additionally focused the Prime Minister and the Centre.
“The Centre has suspended the realm improvement fund given to members of the Parliament due to the Covid-19 pandemic however no person raised a query when hundreds of crores had been spent on a brand new aircraft for the Prime Minister,” statedAbhishekBanerjee.
“Over the previous one month ,the Union house minister has come to Bengal, huge BJP leaders have come to Bengal and Union ministers have come to Bengal as a result of they can’t cease a easy five-feet-one-inch-tall lady who lives in a tin-roofed home. You’re no match for even the nails on her fingers,” statedAbhishekBanerjee.