November 26, 2018
Those who indulge in divisive politics are enemies of the society: Bangla CM
Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the BJP for their brand of divisive politics. She said, those who indulge in divisive politics are enemies of the society. She was speaking at a public meeting at Jhargram.
She said, “As elections are approaching, some people are indulging in divisive politics. They are driving wedges between Adivasis and Mahatos, brothers and sisters, boys and girls, Hindus and Muslims. Bangla will not accept this.”
The CM added, “Those who are inciting violence now, those who are indulging in divisive politics, where were they when Jangalmahal was witnessing bloodshed? There was a time when fear ruled this region. People were afraid of stepping out of their homes. Every year 400-500 people were killed. So many young lives were lost forever. Where were BJP and CPI(M) when people used to starve in Jangalmahal? Where were the red and saffron parties?”
She also said that the BJP was trying to destabilise Jhargram with the help of Maoists. “BJP is in power in Chhattisgarh for such a long time. Why have they failed to tackle the issue of Maoist violence? Everyday people are being killed. They are oly big in talk, zero in action,” she said.
Mamata Banerjee asked people to beware of the CPI(M). “They destroyed Bangla for several years. Today they have joined hands with the BJP; they were red shirts by they day and saffron at night. They are bereft of ideology. They do not want people of Bangla to be happy,” she said.
The CM added, “It took a lot of hard work for us to restore peace in Darjeeling and Jangalmahal. And the BJP is only focused on looting public money, selling off the country and creating religious divide. Idle mind is a devil’s workshop. Every religion has their own deity. But BJP wants to impose their views on all. We respect all religions. Instead of making sure people have access to education, health, electricity, they are only focused on inciting riots.”