BJP leader wants to call Mamata as Mumtaz

  • Ravik Bhattacharya, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2014 23:42 IST

Sidhharth Nath Singh, BJP national executive member and observer for Bengal, on Tuesday said that he would refer to the Trinamool Congress chief as ‘Mumtaz’. The fresh attack came after the BJP’s decision to intensify its campaign against Mamata Banerjee for her ‘policy of appeasement’ of Muslims and ‘conniving’ with Bangladeshi infiltrators.

“From now on I will call her Mumtaz Banerjee. She has been giving indulgence to Bangladeshi infiltrators. She is doing nothing for Hindu minority refugees in Bengal, but doing everything for the infiltrators,” Singh told HT on Tuesday.

Prime Minster Narendra Modi had hit Mamata on these two issues during his Lok Sabha campaign as well. The second thrust comes when the party is drawing up plans before the Kolkata municipal polls in 2015 and the assembly polls in 2016.

“You see the way she is selling a point by posters where with her head covered, she is posing to offer a Muslim prayer. She is going to any length for vote bank politics,” Singh alleged.

Reacting sharply to the attack, Sultan Ahmed, Lok Sabha MP and Trinamool core committee member said, “I will tell Singh not to spread the venom that he and his party is spreading in the country. This is the state of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam, and it will not work here.”

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