Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah of creating violence in West Bengal (WB), Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday came out in support of his WB counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Lashing out at the BJP, Naidu said on Twitter, “The BJP which doesn’t have any strength in West Bengal wants to take political advantage by tarnishing the image of senior leader Mamata Banerjee through their demonic ways. They are trying to bring disrepute to the West Bengal government, but the game plan of Modi and Shah won’t work.”
పశ్చిమ బెంగాల్లో అసలు బలం లేని బీజేపీ, సీనియర్ మహిళా నేత లాంటి మమతా బెనర్జీ గారిపైకి రాక్షసుల్లా విధ్వంసం సృష్టించి, అక్కడ ప్రభుత్వానికి చెడ్డ పేరు కల్పించి రాజకీయ పబ్బం గడుపుకుందాం అనే వికృత మోదీ-షాల పాచిక పారదు.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 15, 2019
సీబీఐ-ఈడీ, ఐటీలకు బయపడలేదని, ఏన్నికల సమయంలో భయోత్పాతం సృష్టించే ప్రయత్నంలో భాగంగా బీజేపీ వారి బీ టీంలు గూండాలను నేరుగా రంగంలోకి తెచ్చారు. ప్రజాస్వామ్యం, రాజ్యాంగాలపై విలువ లేని వారు ఇటువంటి చర్యలకు పాల్పడుతారు. మమతా బెనర్జీ గారికి సంఘీబావం తెలుపుతూ అమీత్ షా చర్యలను ఖండిస్తున్నాం.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 15, 2019
Further, he said that the violence which took place in West Bengal during Amit Shah’s rally was orchestrated by the BJP.
“Amit Shah deliberately brought goondas to create violence in his rally. Earlier too, we have seen how Modi used Amit Shah to promote hatred amongst people in Gujarat.”
Naidu alleged that the BJP was going against the principles of democracy and was using violence to win the elections. “This country is not ready to believe in Modi-Shah like Gujarat.”
Naidu said that since Mamata didn’t budge to the CBI-ED raids, they brought their ‘B team’ of goondas. “Those who have utter disregard for Democracy and Constitution will resort to such acts. Condemning the actions of Amit Shah, I extend my solidarity to Mamata Banerjee.”
Along with Naidu, BSP chief Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and several other leaders have expressed solidarity with Mamata.
On Tuesday, during Amit Shah’s mega rally, violence broke out between Trinamool Congress Students’ wing of Vidyasagar College and BJP activists after the student-activists greeted Shah with ‘Go Back, Amit Shah’ posters. The incident took place near Calcutta University. Allegedly, the ABVP activists broke the locks of the college and vandalised the statue of Bengal icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
The Election Commission (EC) immediately took note of the incident and in an unprecedented move, banned election campaigning in the state. However, Mamata accused the EC of being biased as the EC allegedly put the ban in place only after Modi’s rally concluded in West Bengal.