New Delhi, Jan. 6 (ANI): Following Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Idris Ali’s shocking allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ‘links to terrorism’ which led to the Pathankot Air Force Base attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came down heavily on the West Bengal Government and accused them supporting ‘communal’ elements.
“When a party MP of the TMC links the Prime Minister’s name with terrorism and when you see lakhs of people coming out on the street and spreading terrorism, then it’s clear that the West Bengal Government is supporting these kind of elements,” BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI.
He further hit out at the TMC for not taking strong action against Ali and said that the party acted only when the situation suited them and then gave ‘lectures on secularism.’
He also hit out at the state government over the issues of a madrassa teacher being thrashed brutally for trying to teach the National anthem in Kolkata.
“Clearly West Bengal Government and the TMC are communalising the entire election atmosphere there and this is evident when a maulavi’s head is smashed for trying to teach Jana Gana Mana,” Kohli said.
Earlier, Ali ranted against the Prime Minister accusing him on having links with terrorists who then executed the deadly attack on the airbase in Pathankot.
“The Prime Minister wants to make minorities happy and it is for that purpose only that he went to Pakistan. Interestingly it was after his visit that there was an attack on the nation. I think he has ties with terrorists and it is because of that the attack happened at Pathankot. Why did the terrorists attack only after he went to Pakistan?” Ali said.
He faced swift reprimand from his party who are contemplating action on him for his controversial statement.
“Very unhealthy and crass comments. We have sought a reply from him to explain himself, following which we might take action against him. His comments certainly do not reflect the view of the party,” TMC spokesperson Derek O’Brien told ANI. (ANI)