Bengal a terror hub under Mamata: BJP

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Alleging that the Trinamool Congress’s appeasement politics has turned West Bengal into a “terror hub”, the BJP on Saturday said that under the Mamata Banerjee government, the state has left behind the country in terms of crime and corruption.

Interacting with mediapersons here, BJP vice president Dinesh Sharma said the upcoming assembly polls was a direct fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party’s nationalism and the combined “anti-national politics” of the Trinamool, Congress and the Left Front.

“Generally Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are said to be synonymous to crime, corruption and rape of women, but under Mamata Banerjee, Bengal has left behind the entire country.

“Despite having a woman chief minister, Bengal is now known for rapes, it is now leads the country in corruption and crime,” said Sharma.

Referring to the several incidents of violence including that in Malda in which a police station was attacked and many vehicles torched, Sharma said the Trinamool’s politics of vote bank and appeasement has turned Bengal into a “terror hub”.

“Terrorists, anti-nationals and criminals have made Bengal their safe haven. Bengal has become a hub of terrorist activities. The state is now like a nursery to all those indulging in anti-national activities across the country,” he said.

In January, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah too had lambasted the Banerjee government over law and order issues and described Bengal as a centre of anti-national activities.

Sharma also ridiculed the Banerjee government on the industrial scenario in the state and asserted that only the BJP can bring real change in Bengal.

“First the Congress and the Communists ruined Bengal, and whatever was left has now been destroyed by the Trinamool. This assembly polls will be battle between the BJP’s nationalist agenda and the Trinamool, Left Front and Congress combined anti-national politics,” he said.

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