Mamata aloof on safety of women: J P Nadda slams Didi

Despite claiming to be Bengal’s daughter, you are aloof on safety of women: Nadda to Mamata Banerjee

Nadda alleged that Mamata Banerjee did not work for the safety and security of the state's sisters and mothers

BJP National President JP Nadda speaks during the launch of 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla' campaign, at state BJP election office in Kolkata. Credit: PTI Photo

Launching a frontal attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP president J P Nadda on Thursday said despite claiming to be “Bengal’s daughter and Didi” she was aloof to the safety of women in the state which was in an alarming condition.

“Mamata ji you claim to be ‘Banglar mey (Bengal’s daughter), Banglar Didi (Bengal’s elder sister). We have no objection to that. You are Bengal’s daughter. But crimes against women are reaching an alarming level in the State and you ate doing nothing,” said Nadda. He was addressing the gathering at Barrackpore in the North 24 Paraganas district held to mark the culmination of BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ in Bengal.

Seeking to corner the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo on the cultural front, Nadda that she did not represent the “real Bengali culture” and that the BJP would restore it to its former glory once it comes to power in the state.

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The BJP president also said that Bengal would not only get vaccines against Covid-19, but BJP would ensure that it gets vaccines against cut money and extortion.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) Mamata Didi sought the Prime Minister’s help in proving free Covid-19 vaccines to the people of West Bengal. The Centre has already announced that those above the age of 60 and those above the age of 45 and have comorbidity will get free vaccines,” he said.

Taking potshots at the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nadda said that it was time that the party was sent home for some “aram” (relaxation) and BJP was given some “kam”( work).

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