Bengal BJP leader Sajal Ghosh on Sunday likened TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee to ‘Lord Hanuman’ who will set Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s empire on fire. Ghosh’s attack came after Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Mamata Banerjee, wrapped up his visit to Murshidabad district as part of his outreach programme ahead of panchayat elections in the state. Abhishek Banerjee is currently on a two-month, 3,500-km journey across West Bengal on a public outreach campaign for a party.
Hitting out at the TMC MP, Sajal Ghosh said,”Abhishek’s role is like that of Hanuman. Just as Hanuman set fire to Lanka with his tail, Abhishek is going around and will set fire to Mamata’s empire. Just like Lord Hanuman’s face was burnt after he put his tail in his mouth to extinguish the fire, Abhishek’s face will also be burnt after a few days.”
Addressing a public meeting at North 24 Parganas, Sajal Ghosh said, “Vaipo (Abhishek Banerjee) is touring all districts to win the state. The stage is set like Bajirao Mastani’s set. He says I am a watchman but wherever he goes, the party’s ballot boxes are being looted. It is a trial run before the Panchayat polls. How can someone be a watchman who can’t handle his own ballot? He can’t handle his own ballot. How can he run the state then?”
The BJP leader attacked the ruling party in the state on various issues and compared the police to a dog. He said, “Police are becoming a disgrace. Now it seems like the police are like ruling party workers. Earlier, there used to be squads, but now police are becoming like dogs.”
On allegations of corruption against TMC leaders, Sajal Ghosh said, “Earlier, TMC leaders had no bicycles and now they cannot go without a Scorpio car. They don thick gold chains and use mobile phones worth Rs 2 lakh.”
As a part of the campaign, Banerjee will be travelling to all districts of the state, and seek suggestions from the people on giving party tickets for the panchayat elections. He has so far covered Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Malda, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur districts.
The Congress gave a major shock to the TMC in March by snatching the Sagardighi assembly seat in a bypoll, which it fought in an alliance with the CPI(M).