Political commentators anticipate that Banerjee’s roadshow within the metropolis as we speak could assume particular significance forward of the polls.
Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:47 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will maintain a foot march (padayatra) in Kolkata on the event of Worldwide Ladies’s Day. What makes the occasion extra related within the poll-bound state is the truth that it’s being held a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress authorities on ladies’s security.
Addressing a rally at Kolkata’s historic Brigade Floor, PM Modi on Sunday attacked Banerjee, accusing her of “betraying and insulting” the folks of the state who trusted she’s going to convey a couple of constructive change after the Left rule.
He additionally accused Banerjee of nepotism by selecting to play the insular position of “bua” (aunt) to her “bhatija” (nephew) as a substitute of changing into “Didi” (elder sister) to the folks.
“I ask everybody current right here – will not be the TMC authorities at fault over the circumstances of the poor, the ladies, and the kids on this state? Ought to Mamata Banerjee not be punished within the upcoming polls?” the Prime Minister proclaimed to the roaring crowd.
He additionally tried to take the wind out of the sails of the TMC over its “outsider” rhetoric in opposition to the BJP.
“If events preaching Marx and Lenin, and the TMC – an offshoot of the Congress celebration – might be ‘insiders’, then why ought to the BJP, impressed by Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s foundational ideologies, be handled as an outsider?” the Prime Minister remarked.
PM Modi’s rally set the tone for the BJP’s marketing campaign in Bengal the place it’s attempting to oust the Trinamool Congress (TMC) authorities from energy. Banerjee, the chief of the TMC, held a padayatra in North Bengal’s Siliguri on Sunday, the place she addressed a rally alleging that the Prime Minister was “peddling lies to mislead voters” in her state.
“By mountaineering costs for cooking fuel, the central authorities is definitely insulting ladies. Ladies in my state have the liberty to roam the streets freely even at midnight. Within the BJP-ruled state of Uttar Pradesh, ladies cannot even exit of their properties at 3 within the afternoon. The state of affairs is similar in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Bihar,” Banerjee stated in Siliguri.
Amid such skirmishes, political commentators anticipate that Banerjee’s roadshow within the metropolis as we speak could assume particular significance forward of the polls. The eight-phase polling is slated to happen between March 27 and April 29 in West Bengal.
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