Kolkata: On the lines of Narendra Modi's clarion call of “Congress-free India” before the Lok Sabha polls, BJP's West Bengal unit today gave a call of “Trinamool-free Bengal” for the Assembly polls in 2016.
“Narendra Modi-ji had given the call of ‘Congress-free India' before the Lok Sabha polls and people responded to it positively. We from the Bengal BJP are also giving the call of Trinamool-free Bengal after the 2016 Assembly polls,” senior BJP leader and in-charge of Bengal, Siddharth Nath Singh said.
Singh also denied Trinamool cosying up to BJP, as reported in a section of the media, in the wake of state Finance Minister Amit Mitra joining the finance ministers' meet convened by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “This is absolutely rubbish.
The interaction between governments of a state and the Centre should not be taken as cosying up between two parties. The BJP and Trinamool were at daggers drawn. We are going to ensure our fight against Trinamool because of its failure to deliver for the development of Bengal,” Singh said.
Singh, one of the strategists behind the party's spectacular rise in Bengal in the Lok Sabha polls, along with senior BJP leader Ramlal held a two-day brainstorming session with the state BJP leadership to chalk out the plan of action to increase the party's support base in Bengal.