Kolkata, May 15: There seems to be no early end to the War for Bengal between the BJP and TMC with UP CM Yogi Adityanath adding fresh fuel to ongoing fire by calling West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee "Baghdidi". The UP CM said that Mamata was implementing ISIS chief Baghdadi-inspired policies in Bengal to muzzle the voice of opposition.
"Scared of BJP, Mamata is getting rallies cancelled and using goons to beat up workers. What does she want Bengal to turn into? Just remember that Bengal is an integral part of India. Inspired by Baghdadi you may dream of becoming Baghdidi, but true sons of India will shatter your dream with the power of votes," tweeted Yogi.
Yogi accused TMC of breaking the bust of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and said his West Bengal counterpart is trying to divert attention by spreading canards against BJP.
"We condemn the incident that happened yesterday. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was one of greatest sons of India and a social reformer. It was the TMC which broke his bust and it now blaming BJP to divert the attention," Adityanath said at a press conference in Kolkata.
"The TMC and Mamata Banerjee government are trying to divert attention from her wrong doings by using this incident," he added.
Asked whether President's Rule should be implemented in Bengal, Adityanath said the situation in the state is moving in the direction where there has to be central intervention.
He also urged the EC to take stern action against violence in the ongoing poll and said it should not remain a mute spectator.
Yogi also attacked Mamata for Muslim appeasement citing Mamata's move in 2018 of postponing Durga idol immersion for a day in view of Muharram procession.
"In the whole country, Durga Puja and Muharram fell on the same day. In UP, officers asked me, should we change the timing of puja? I said the timing of the puja won't be changed if you want to change the timing, change the timing of Muharram procession," Yogi said.
News24 Bureau with Agencies
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