Mamata Banerjee On BJP: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday (November 17) accused the BJP-led central government of trying to saffronize various institutions across the country, including the Indian cricket team. Accused of doing.
According to news agency PTI, CM Banerjee, speaking at the inauguration of Jagadhatri Puja in the poppy market of central Kolkata, alleged that the BJP has not only printed the practice jerseys of the cricket team but also the jerseys of the metro stations. Saffron color has also been introduced in the painting.
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 be champions in the World Cup but they (BJP) have brought saffron color there too. Our boys are now practicing in saffron colored jerseys. Metro stations have been painted saffron. this is unacceptable.” Without naming anyone, CM Banerjee condemned this act, which she considers partisan politics.
‘Mayawati had also got a statue made for herself…’
The TMC president said, “I have no objection to erecting their statues but they are trying to paint everything in saffron colour.” Citing the example of BSP supremos, he said, ”I saw it once. Mayawati had got a statue of herself made. After that, I didn’t hear anything like it. This kind of gimmick cannot always lead to profit. Power comes and goes.” Taking a dig at BJP, Mamata Banerjee said, ‘This country belongs to the people, not to the people of just one party.’
BJP retaliated on Mamata’s allegation
Reacting sharply to the TMC chief’s remarks, BJP has termed his allegations as a ‘reflection of his 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 react to such statements.