New Delhi, Dec 20: The Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Trimool Congress (TMC) cadres of targeting “Hindus” who are BJP supporters in West Bengal. Speaking in the context of commul violence in Dhulagarh in Howrah district, BJP spokesman Sidharth th Singh said that Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was afraid of the “rising graph of BJP” in the state and that the “minority wing of the BJP” was targeting Hindus in districts “where the BJP’s support base is expanding”. “The TMC wants to frighten the BJP supporters....the Chief Minister is indulging in minority appeasement,” Singh said.
The BJP spokesman said that his party would send a delegation to Howrah to look into the incident of commul violence and the local BJP unit has been asked to move the tiol Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the issue.
Taking a dig at Banerjee, Singh said that the reason behind her bitter opposition to demonetisation was “the black money accumulated through Saradha and rada scams that turned into ash” post demonetisation on November 8.
“The SP, BSP and TMC are saying that poor farmers in their states are suffering due to demonetisation. If farmers are poor, where did Rs 22,000 crore come from in Jan Dhan accounts in Uttar Pradesh and Bengal?” Singh asked. (IANS)