BJP Promises Gujarat Model In Bengal On Winning 2021 Elections, Mamata Responds

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee responded by targeting the BJP saying that the party is better known for torturing minorities rather than its development efforts in Gujarat

Raghav N

November 19, 2020

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The political war has intensified between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) after the central ruling party’s Bengal President Dilip Ghosh announced that the state will adopt the Gujarat model if BJP comes to power there in 2021.

The CM responded to this statement by calling Gujarat a place where the BJP is better known for its atrocities against minorities. Targeting the saffron party, she further added that outsiders have been brought into her region to create unrest and violence.

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar also took a pot-shot at the Mamata government calling the Trinamool Congress an artillery and infantry of politics, referring to the continuous alleged killings of BJP workers by the regional party.

The question however is that will the Narendra Modi led administration be able to win the eastern state with its promise of replicating Gujarat there? Comparing the statistics of both the states, the western state’s per capita income is almost double of Bengal. While unemployment is at 10% in WB, Gujarat’s unemployment rate is 4%. Gujarat is also ahead in its literacy rate at 78%, as against Bengal’s 76%.

The BJP has accused the Mamata Banerjee rule of running Jihadist factories under their nose and overlooking violence, that has become a norm in the state. TMC supporters on the other hand have rubbished the federal government’s claims of bringing development to the state if they win. According to the current WB government, BJP’s Dilip Joshi has become a habitual offender who promotes violence through his speeches and spews hate on minority communities.

With the Modi team eyeing at least 200 seats in the upcoming legislative elections, it remains to be seen if the people of the state will buy the BJP’s agenda of turning Bengal into Gujarat.

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