Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a web page out of historical past at the moment to hit again on the turncoats from her celebration who’ve joined the BJP. In Murshidabad for a political rally forward of the approaching elections, the Chief Minister reminded her viewers that it was the place the place Bengal’s final impartial nawab, Siraj-ud Daula, dominated.
“I’m right here in Murshidabad. Bear in mind this was the primary capital of Bengal until Mir Jafar betrayed Siraj-Ud-Daula. Bear in mind the battle of Plassey. Bear in mind Mir Jafar betrayed Siraj-Ud Daula and joined fingers with the British,” she mentioned in considered one of her bitterest complaints.
“Bengal has by no means forgiven traitors like Mir Jafar. Bengal is not going to forgive traitors who’re going to the BJP,” she added.
The instance, nonetheless, was not lucky. Siraj-ud-Daula had not been capable of save his kingdom from the East India Firm. In June 1757, he had fought the British troops at a mango grove in Plassey, round 160 km Kolkata and misplaced, owing to the treachery of Mir Jafar, his Commander-in-Chief.
The Trinamool says it’s good they caught these turncoats earlier than they may affect outcomes on the electoral battlefield with their treachery.
Referring to Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee had earlier mentioned, “He had plans to hitch the BJP with 35 MLAs and try to develop into Chief Minister. You assume you’re the solely sensible one and we’re fools? He has admitted that he has been in contact with Amit Shah since 2014. We knew that and that is why we did not belief you.”
The Chief Minister and her Trinamool Congress have thus far maintained that the turncoats — whose record begins along with her former shut aide Mukul Roy — have been a corrupt lot and the celebration was higher off with out them.
Highlighting that stance once more at the moment, Ms Banerjee at the moment used a vibrant Bengali idiom – “Dushtu gorur cheye shunno gowal bhalo” – equal to “Higher protected than sorry”.
“We even have some “naughty cows (dushtu goru)”,” she mentioned. “I’m joyful those that are corrupt have left the celebration… They’ve amassed wealth by means of corruption. That is why they’ll the BJP. It’s a washer,” she mentioned.
A number of Trinamool leaders who joined the BJP – together with Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari– have had their names embroiled within the Sarada and Narada instances.
“The BJP is a celebration of wealthy folks, rioters, a celebration of thieves. They do not assist folks, they solely give ‘bhashaan (speeches)’.
Sharpening her ‘outsider’ assault on the BJP, Mamata Banerjee mentioned, “BJP just isn’t a celebration of Bengal. It’s a celebration from Gujarat. It perpetrates riots in Delhi. It perpetrates riots in Gujarat. It perpetrates riots in UP. It’s the celebration behind CAA. NRC and NPR. Disgrace Disgrace. That is the BJP. They do not take into consideration Hindus or Muslims. They do not take into consideration Sikhs or Christians. They do not take into consideration Jains or Parsis”.
“Gujarat is not going to rule Bengal, Individuals of Bengal will rule Bengal,” she added.