Kolkata: Amidst anti-Suvendu Adhikari chants by alleged Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadres, stones were pelted and vehicles damaged at the BJP leader’s rally in Tollygunge area of south Kolkata, which is considered to be a strong citadel of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Quite expectedly, both parties blamed each other for the attack.
After the rally ended at Rashbehari Avenue, Suvendu said that such untoward incidents clearly show that there is no law and order in West Bengal. The former TMC strongman also claimed that he will defeat Mamata by at least 50,000 votes in the Nandigram constituency in the upcoming state assembly polls.
“Violence and chaos are very common in West Bengal under the ruling Trinamool Congress and not a single policeperson came forward to stop the attack. I will defeat the TMC supremo by at least half a lakh votes from Nandigram constituency in the assembly polls or else I will leave politics,” Suvendu said amid chants of Jai Sri Ram.
Suvendu was confident he and Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh will win all seats in undivided Midnapore Constituency.
Earlier in the day, Mamata had thrown an open challenge to BJP by announcing that she will contest from Nandigram.
Suvendu said that the BJP had taken permission for this rally, but won’t seek permission for future rallies in south Kolkata.
“Microphones were removed near the residence of Mamata Banerjee. Despite taking permission from the police, such a devilish incident happened. We will organise a rally from Garia to Hazra (landmark near CM’s residence) in future, but won’t take permission. Let’s see what the TMC private limited company does to stall our rally,” the former West Bengal transport minister dared the state government.
Dilip Ghosh said that no matter how much violence TMC resorts to, they cannot form the government again.
“The Ram-Laxman (Ghosh-Adhikari) pair will win over not just Midnapore, but the entire state to end the terror of the ruling Trinamool Congress,” Ghosh quipped.
The TMC rubbished BJP’s charge and said that the violence was orchestrated by the BJP to malign the ruling party.
“It is said that those who attacked the rally held TMC flags. Those flags are easily available in the market. If I want, I can also buy the BJP flag. But this doesn’t prove that TMC has done it. It is a move by BJP to malign the TMC,” stated West Bengal Agriculture Minister.