West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the BJP-led central government of trying to saffronise various institutions across the country, including the Indian cricket team. During an event in Kolkata, the Bengal Chief Minister alleged that the BJP was “saffronising” not only the jerseys of the Indian cricket team but also the metro stations.
He said, “They are trying to paint the entire country in saffron colour. We are proud of our Indian players. I am sure they will become champions in the World Cup but they (BJP) have brought saffron color there too. Our The boys are practicing now.” Saffron colored jersey. Metro stations have been painted saffron. This is unacceptable,” Banerjee said without naming anyone. CM Banerjee condemned the act, which she considers partisan politics.
Mamta points at Mayawati’s statue
The TMC supremo also mentioned the statue of former UP CM Mayawati, which she had built during her rule in the state. Citing the example of the BSP chief, he said, “I have no objection to installing their statues but they are trying to paint everything in saffron colour.”
He further said, “I saw it once. Mayawati had got a statue of herself made. After that I did not hear anything like this. Such gimmicks cannot always be beneficial. Power comes and goes.” Taking aim at BJP, Mamata Banerjee said that this country belongs to the people and not to any one party.
The Bengal CM also hit out at the central government for stopping state funds and said thousands of (MNREGA) workers have been left deprived. “Earlier I had fought the CPI(M) and now I have to fight the party in power in Delhi,” he said.
BJP retaliated on Mamta’s allegations
Responding to Mamata Banerjee’s allegations, BJP called it a ‘reflection of vindictive attitude’. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said, “After a few days she may question why there is saffron color in our national flag. We do not consider it appropriate to even react to such statements.”
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