New Delhi, Jan 19: BJP leader and former Union Minister Mukul Roy on Saturday made 'Jyoti Basu jibe' at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and termed the gathering of major regional leaders at the Kolkata rally as "jokers and lying artists coming together".
"West Bengal is again witnessing a circus under Mamata Banerjee's rule similar to what Jyoti Basu had started. Various jokers and lying artists coming together to destroy India again," Mr Roy tweeted with the hashtag 'UnitedAntiNationalsAtBrigade'.
Ms Banerjee's political career in initial years largely focused on fighting the CPI-M and the then Marxist doyen Jyoti Basu.
The ‘United India Rally’ under the aegis of Trinamool Congress is taking place at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata where several national leaders, including former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and former chief ministers are present.
In a series of tweets, Union Minister and BJP lawmaker from Asansol Babul Supriyo also took a dig at Trinamool Congress over its mega anti-BJP rally in Kolkata. "TMC has a large fund base for the rally but not for the state? Kolkata will witness a show of hypocrisy today," Mr Supriyo tweeted.
"The people are aware and can see that the only thing Didi (Mamata Banerjee) has given is big posters and nothing else," he wrote.
He further wrote: "By putting the traffic on stand still and harassing the general public, TMC wants to stand up for the state’s well fare? How ironical! I urge all to share their today's traffic woes".
The Union Minister described the Brigade show as a "rally of unity of corrupt leaders". "Kolkata will witness a show of hypocrisy today. It is an unholy alliance of political parties for personal survival". (UNI)