As Bharatiya Janata Party made an astounding entry into the politics of West Bengal, the Trinamool leadership seems to desperate to attack the BJP as Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee has now taken a sharp dig at the BJP over its latest slogan.
Speaking at a public rally, Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee attacked the BJP leadership over its latest slogan of “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Maha Kali”. He went on to claim that the BJP was now forced to chant “Jai Maha Kali” as the TRP of the “Jai Shri Ram” slogan has gone down.
#WATCH Kolkata: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee says, “People told me that Dilip Ghosh has asked to raise slogans of Jai Ma Kaali along with Jai Sri Ram. I told them, Mamata Banerjee was there so that is why suddenly Ram’s TRP has gone down and Ma Kaali’s TRP is going up.” (04.6.18) pic.twitter.com/2wXkMMIsOK
— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2019
“People told me that Dilip Ghosh has asked to raise slogans of Jai Ma Kaali along with Jai Sri Ram. I told them, Mamata Banerjee was there so that is why suddenly Ram’s TRP has gone down and Ma Kaali’s TRP is going up,” said Abhishek Banerjee.
Abhishek Banerjee went on to credit Mamata Banerjee for making BJP raise slogans of ‘Jai Maa Kali’ instead of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. He further claimed that BJP leadership is scared of Mamata Banerjee, so they have included the new slogans as she agitated against the BJP.
The attack by Abhishek Banerjee comes as there is a huge standoff between the BJP and TMC over latter’s opposition to chanting Hindu religious slogans in the state.
On Monday, the BJP had declared that it will continue campaigning in West Bengal with the slogans “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Maha Kali” until the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is ousted from power.
Mamata Banerjee has been facing severe public outcry after she lashed out at the public for chanting Hindu religious symbols in her presence at North Paragana district. Later, she had also unleashed her state police force to arrest few people for chanting Jai Shri Ram slogans in the state.
Shockingly, a BJP worker was also allegedly stabbed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers for chanting Jai Shri Ram in Panduranga village of East Burdwan district’s Ketugram area on May 30, 2019.