TMC enraged by Rahul’s assertion

Abhishek Banerjee says the Congress chief’s allegation that the Trinamool helps the BJP in Meghalaya is “very enriching for a celebration that has misplaced 40 of the final 45 meeting elections”.

Rahul Gandhi lashed out on the BJP and shortly shifted his consideration to the TMC. (File)

Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in regards to the Congress (TMC) at an election rally in Shillong on Wednesday drew indignant reactions from the Mamata Banerjee-led occasion, with leaders like Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O’Brien hitting out on the Congress.

Gandhi fiercely blamed the BJP and shortly turned his consideration to the group. “You understand the historical past of TMC. You understand the violence that occurs in Bengal. You understand scams, the Saradha rip-off that occurred. You might be conscious of their custom. He went to Goa and spent some huge cash there. The purpose was to assist the BJP. That is precisely the thought in Meghalaya. The TMC’s concept in Meghalaya is to make sure that the BJP is robust and positive factors energy. From a celebration which has misplaced 40 occasions within the final 45 meeting elections in India.” Congress MP Derek O’Brien lately drew consideration to the Congress’ stand in Goa.

TMC MP Saugata Roy mentioned, ‘We don’t agree with him. They’re baseless. Essential leaders like former Mukul Sangma left Congress and joined our occasion. There isn’t a query of the TMC chopping into Congress votes in Meghalaya. It’s a query of Congress chopping TMC votes. In the case of West Bengal, all different events like Congress, CPM and BJP come collectively towards TMC. Due to this fact, Rahul Gandhi mentioned, we don’t agree.

For West Bengal’s Gawah Get together, the setback of talking out in Meghalaya comes months after their efforts to broaden their nationwide footprint suffered a setback following a large defeat in Goa. In November 2021, 12 of the 17 Congress MLAs, together with Mukul Maghara, joined the occasion, turning it into the principle opposition occasion within the meeting. Gandhi’s remarks got here a day after occasion president Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned the Congress was in contact with events of different events for subsequent yr’s meeting polls and expressed confidence that his occasion’s opponents will come to energy in a coalition.

Rahul Gandhi lashed out on the BJP and shortly shifted his consideration to the TMC. (File)

Violence after elections, BJP cadre made focus:

Gandhi’s declare that the TMC’s imaginative and prescient in Goa was to assist the BJP, and that the identical was allegedly deliberate for Meghalaya, is far-fetched even for leaders like him. It shouldn’t be forgotten that the BJP focus was made within the post-poll violence within the state of Bengal. TMC goons not solely performed the 2021 meeting elections but in addition made steady assaults on BJP nominations and leaders within the state earlier than and throughout the 2019 nationwide elections.

Throwing petrol bombs, attacking folks and even killings have turn into the norm in West Bengal underneath the TMC management. A number of BJP candidates filed nominations and nominations after violence broke out within the state.

Meghalaya Meeting Elections:

Meeting elections within the state of Meghalaya are due on February 27, 2023. Polling for all 60 meeting seats can be held in a single part. The outcomes of the Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura meeting elections can be declared on March 2, 2023. Polling is over for Tripura, whereas polling for Nagaland can even happen on February 27.

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