West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has said that Trinamool Congress has become Total Muslim Congress. Reacting to the Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal government’s directive to build dining halls for mid-day meals in schools having 70% or more minority students, Ghosh said that TMC is a by-product of minority appeasement politics started by Congress.
Talking to India Today, Dilip Ghosh said, “TMC has become Total Muslim Congress, they do politics by dividing in the name of religion for vote. Partition also had happened due to this reason.” He said that it is very wrong to bring difference in children in the name of religion, saying it is dangerous for the country. They talk about Hind Muslim unity, but if they are separated from childhood on the basis of religion, how can it happen?
The West Bengal government has decided to construct dining halls in schools for the mid-day meal scheme, but in only those schools having 70% or more minority students. BJP has strongly objected to this religion-based decision, calling it appeasement politics.
However, the WB government has said that there will no discrimination in the dining halls on the basis of schools. All schools in a school where such halls will be constructed will be able to use it for having their mid-day meal. The govt said that as the halls are being constructed using funds from minority affairs ministry, hence it is being implemented in schools having a sizable population of minority students. The state government also said that it was done as per guidelines of the central government.