TMC doors are closed for backstabbers and bums: Abhishek
Claiming that the BJP would take over existence in Bengal if the TMC ‘opened its doors’, National Secretary General of the ruling Bengal party, Abhishek Banerjee, on Monday claimed that the ‘backstabbers and fence-sitters “Wouldn’t be allowed to join the camp.
Amid the perceived power struggle for the ruling party’s second place, Banerjee, who is also the nephew of TMC boss and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said it is the “executives” who occupy the second position.
The MP for Diamond Harbor also clarified that ‘old-timers who have worked hard for years for the party are its true strengths, and newcomers will not be favored over them’.
”If I reveal the names of those who are in contact with us, you will all be amazed. If we open our doors, the BJP will cease to exist in Bengal. We have kept our gates closed and we will not open it to backstabbers and tramps,’ Banerjee told a rally in the Shyamnagar area of Barrackpore Lok Sabha headquarters, whose MP Arjun Singh left camp of saffron to return to the TMC last week.
Singh came back as he understood that ”the rise of the BJP in Bengal is tantamount to inviting danger” to the state. ”Many leaders left the TMC before the assembly polls, thinking that the BJP would come to power. Several ‘Mir Jafars’ (the general who betrayed Nawab Siraj ud Daulah at the Battle of Plassey) and Gaddars (traitors) are knocking on our doors, but they will not be allowed in,” he said.
In an apparent reference to the internal controversy over who was in second place in the party after Mamata Banerjee, he said it was the workers who were the party’s “real treasure”.
”At the Trinamool Congress, the Mamata Banerjee is number 1, and the number 2 of our party is our cadres. They are our real treasure. We are all soldiers of Mamata Banerjee. We have to make sure that the BJP does not win even a single seat in West Bengal in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls,’ he said.
The BJP, in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, had won 18 of the state’s 42 seats.
Earlier this month, as they celebrated the first anniversary of the party’s third term, some of the leaders, seen as close to Abhishek Banerjee, posted social media posts portraying him as the minister’s heir apparent. chief.
Responding to Banerjee’s remarks, BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya argued that the TMC would “disintegrate” ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections due to infighting.
”Whoever quits the party doesn’t matter. Our workers are our strength,” he added.
The BJP’s state unit had been struggling to keep its flock together since former labor minister Babul Supriyo and five lawmakers, including his national deputy chairman Mukul Roy, switched to the TMC, following the statement results of the assembly poll last year.
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