The BJP on Tuesday said Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has made West Bengal and other states a ‘no-go zone’ for the Congress, saying it will support the old party wherever it is strong, provided it does the same in return. Do.
BJP national spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla said Ms Banerjee’s statement on Monday would set a blueprint that the Congress should not enter states like West Bengal, Telangana or Uttar Pradesh where it is considered weak.
He also said that there is “no mission and vision” in the efforts being made to forge opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said that in the seat-sharing formula for the 2024 elections, priority should be given to strong regional parties where they are strong.
Mr Poonawalla noted that Ms Banerjee has said she is ready to support the Congress wherever it is strong, provided it does not intervene in the state in return for West Bengal.
Asked for comment, BJP national spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla said, “This is not a statement of support for Mamata Banerjee, but a statement of no confidence (in the Congress).”
“It is an attack and assault on what the Congress had started dreaming about, which is its extension on the national stage in 2024…the brakes have been applied by Mamata Banerjee,” he said.
“She is creating no-go zones for the Congress party and preparing a blueprint that the Congress should enter into no-go zone pacts with these parties and not enter Bengal, Telangana or Uttar Pradesh, where Congress is not strong,” he said.
“The blueprint being set by the TMC is actually a no-confidence motion,” he said. Passed out in Karnataka.
The BJP spokesperson said that the hopes of those who are very excited to create a ‘national blueprint’ from the Karnataka assembly election results have been ‘smashed and crashed by their own ideological cousins like the TMC’.
On opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, he said, “It is only a mission of status division, commission, corruption. It is only a coalition of negativity, directed to stop the BJP.”
“It is an obsession with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For him, it is important who will get more share of the pie. This usually happens when there is no mission or vision for the country in such potential alliances. ” Poonawalla told PTI.
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