Kolkata: BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has slammed West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's review meeting for Cyclone Yaas.
"No words are enough to condemn the manner in which the Prime Minister was insulted at the Kalaikunda meeting on Friday," Suvendu Adhikari told a press conference on Saturday.
He also said that Mamata Banerjee could not accept him as the Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal assembly because he had defeated her in Nandigram.
Therefore, he alleged. Mamata Banerjee has avoided the meeting of the Prime Minister on Cyclone Yaas on the pretext of an administrative meeting in Digha.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to West Bengal after the disaster. He wanted to hold a review meeting in Kalaikunda. He came to plan how to benefit the people in the current situation. At first, he helped with Rs 10,000 crore and later with Rs 2,650 crore," Suvendu Adhikari said.
Suvendu Adhikari also said that Mamata Banerjee had insulted the Prime Minister by not attending the review meeting.
Incidentally, he was present at the Kalaikunda meeting. Speaking at a virtual press conference, Suvendu Adhikari said Mamata Banerjee did not know that Orissa opposition leader Pratim Naik was also invited to the review meeting.
Rejecting allegations that Mamata Banerjee had not been informed of the meeting schedule, Suvendu Adhikari claimed, "Mamata is lying."
Suvendu Adhikari claimed that BJP workers have been under attack since the assembly elections in Wesdt Bengal.
Alleging that BJP voters were also being harassed, Shuvendu said, "Today, the BJP president was assassinated in a booth area in Diamond Harbor. It was done by TMC miscreants. The police are inactive. Thirty-six BJP workers and supporters died in the aftermath of the election."
He said there was panic among the people after Cyclone Yaas. He claimed that most damage, the North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore have suffered the most. Many dams have been broken.
"There has also been financial loss to the people. Farmers and fishermen in particular have suffered," Suvendu Adhikari said.
However, Suvendu Adhikari assured that the BJP will be responsible as an opposition party.