Trinamool pursuing politics of 'untouchability': Bengal BJP chief

Trinamool pursuing politics of 'untouchability': Bengal BJP chief

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New Delhi, Feb 4 : West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday lashed out at the Trinamool Congress regime in the state of pursuing politics of 'untouchability' and said those who speak of protecting constitution show scant respect to decorum.

"We have sacrificed for the country.....You all are only enjoying power," Mr Ghosh said in the Lok Sabha participating in the debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's address. He said one Trinamool Congress leader was given a show cause notice just for sharing stage with him (Ghosh).

"This is the democracy, they are is untouchability," he said. "Yeh democracy dhund rahe hai.....lekin bangal mein democracy nahi hai (It is Trinamool Congress which is going across the country talking about democracy, but there is no democracy in Bengal)," he said. "There is no democracy in the state assembly nor outside," he said even as Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla remarked that no reference should be made about a presiding officer of a state assembly.

The vocal BJP lawmaker Ghosh referred to several instances wherein the ruling Trinamool Congress dispensation in Bengal show disrespect to constitutional provisions and also to the Governor in office. He said it was unbecoming of Trinamool Congress MPs to display placards during President's address to the Joint Sitting of Parliament and said, "While they raised placards showing No CAA, No NRC, the day is not far off when people of Bengal and India will show No Congress, No TMC and No CPI(M)". Mr Ghosh also said the border along the state of West Bengal is not safe as the state government does not want to protect the borders.

"We have a state where there are slogans 'Go back' for elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but there is no such slogan for Rohingya infiltrators coming into the state," he said. Mr Ghosh's participation during the debate was repeatedly objected by several Trinamool Congress MPs. "CAA is a must and a big achievement for the state of West Bengal," the Bengal BJP leader said. (UNI)