The rift between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the BJP continues to expand with each passing day. It was only last month that BJP President Amit Shah was denied permission to land his chopper in Bengal’s Malda and now, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has suffered the same fate. Here are the details:
- According to Deccan Chronicle, Yogi Adityanath, who happens to be the biggest mascot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was not given permission to land his chopper in Purulia on 5th
February,2019 by Mamata Banerjee.
- As a result, Adityanath had to land in Bokaro, Jharkhand and take the road route to reach Purulia.
- It took extra four hours for Adityanath to reach the district.
- The UP Chief was scheduled to address a public rally at the place on 5th February.
- Furious at the denial of permission, Adityanath lashed out at Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal government and accused it of carrying out
‘undemocratic and unconstitutional activities’.
“I came to pay respects to the land that gave us our national anthem. However, this government is indulged in undemocratic and unconstitutional activities. They don’t believe in the Constitution. That is why a ‘Sanyasi’ and ‘Yogi’ like me denied the permission to step onto the soil of Bengal.”
- An angry Yogi Adityanath also stated that Mamata Banerjee’s corrupt government won’t last for long.
“I can only say that Mamata Banerjee’s undemocratic government will not run for long. BJP cadres are fighting this battle fiercely and I laud them for that. They (TMC government) are hiding many facts that have ruined Bengal, and hence are stopping BJP leaders from coming here.”
- Adding to his accusations, Yogi said that the Bengal Chief Minister is exploiting the poor in the state and is also trying to save a police officer involved in the Saradha ponzi scam.
“You must have seen how she is trying to save a corrupt officer. Nothing can be more shameful, undemocratic and unconstitutional than a chief minister of a state sitting on a dharna (sit-in protest) to ensure that secrets of corruption don’t spill out.”
- The BJP, who has their eye on 22 seats out of the 42 in Bengal complained to the Election Commission that Mamata is intentionally making it difficult for them to hold campaigns in the state.
With Mamata Banerjee asking Adityanath to concentrate on his state Uttar Pradesh, things are set to be more dramatic in the coming future.