Kolkata: Launching a frontal attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led regime in Bengal, BJP national president J P Nadda said that the time has come to bid farewell to the jungle raj of the TMC, which stands for ’Terror, Mafia, Corruption’.
Claiming that the state has been brought to a ”standstill” under the TMC rule, with no development in sight, Nadda, who was in Bengal on a two-day visit, said that the BJP would do what it takes to oust the TMC from power.
Referring to recent allegations of massive irregularities in implementing the PM Awas Yojana (PMAY) in West Bengal, Nadda said houses meant for the poor were looted by TMC leaders.
“During audit, it was found that people who have two-three storey buildings received houses under the scheme. This is the situation in West Bengal,” he said.
Bengal’s political cauldron has been on the boil for a while over allegations and counter allegations of corruption in the implementation of the central housing scheme after it was reported that applications by several people, owning multi-storey homes, have received approval in some districts.
Nadda also said that West Bengal, despite having a woman chief minister, ”tops the chart when it came to crime against women”.
Nadda, during the day, addressed back-to-back rallies in Purbasthali area of Purba Bardhaman and Ramnagar area in Purba Medinipur, as part of the BJP’s mass outreach drive ahead of the crucial panchayat polls scheduled in May.
Lauding party cadres for ”putting up a brave fight against the terror tactics” of the TMC, Nadda said the mass gatherings at his rallies reflect that people are ”yearning for a change”. ”It is time to bid adieu to the jungle raj of Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee has to be sent on a long leave. We have to remove this party from power democratically,” he said.