The TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee used a painter’s brush to paint in black the All India Trinamool Congress official party symbol (flowers and grass) over the saffron walls of the building.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (May 30) broke open a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Naihati area of North 24 Parganas district and painted her party’s name – All India Trinamool Congress – and symbol on the office’s saffron wall. The incident allegedly happened on May 30.
Trinamool Congress has claimed that it was their office which was captured by supporters of the newly elected BJP MP Arjun Singh, who had won from Barrackpore after defeating the TMC candidate, Dinesh Trivedi..
The entire issue of ‘capturing’ and ‘recapturing’ party offices has come to fore after many TMC offices at block and village level across the state were found painted saffron. According to reports, the owners of the building have switched sides to join the BJP after the recently held Lok Sabha Election results where BJP won 18 of the 42 parliamentary constituencies.
Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee has asked the state intelligence
agencies to map areas where she could run into people chanting the Jai Shri Ram slogan at her or at her convoy.
Interestingly, it was in the same district that she ran into a crowd of people chanting “Jai Shri Ram” three days back. In a video of the incident, a visibly miffed Mamata can be heard saying, “What do you think of yourself? You will come from other states, stay here and abuse us? I will not tolerate this. How dare you all abuse me? All of your names and details will be noted down.”
Mamata Lashed Out At BJP Before Too
On May 28, two Trinamool MLAs, including Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy, along with 63 municipal councillors joined the BJP in Delhi. Along with Subhrangshu and Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya, a CPI (M) MLA Hemtabad Devendra Roy also joined the BJP in the presence of West Bengal BJP in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Mamata Banerjee took to Facebook lashing out at the BJP and the media for reports of her displeasure at sloganeers shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in West Bengal. She explained that each party has its own slogan and that she did not have any problem with any slogan.
“I have no problem, regarding any particular slogan of political parties in their rallies, and for their party purpose. Every political party has their own slogan. My party has Jai Hind, Vande Mataram. The Left has Inquilab Zindabad. Others have different slogans. We respect each other,” she wrote.