Today in New Delhi, India
May 26, 2019-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Mamata Banerjee has brought BJP to West Bengal: Yechury

Yechury recalled Banerjee’s previous alliance with the saffron party and questioned Bengal CM over her commitment to fight the BJP.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 14, 2019 18:41 IST

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday alleged that it was Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who had brought BJP to West Bengal.

Tweeting with the hashtags “Birds of a Feather” and “BJPTMC”, Yechury recalled Banerjee’s previous alliance with the saffron party.

“After 2002 Gujarat riots, Ms Mamata Banerjee was a minister in the BJP government, she went to polls in alliance with the BJP in 2004, facilitated the entry of BJP into Bengal and is doing so even today,” he tweeted.

Quoting a statement reportedly made by the Bengal chief minister that “BJP is our natural ally”, Yechury questioned how could Banerjee question the Left party’s commitment to fight the BJP.

“She is now preaching to us, who have always fought RSS-BJP? “ he said.

First Published: May 14, 2019 18:41 IST

Get the latest news and live updates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, seat stats, constituency and election news on hindustantimes.com. Follow us on FB and Twitter to get the fastest updates on election results 2019, party-wise votes stats, wins and leads, vote share of parties and many more interesting election facts.