Now, BJP-Tri­namool cut-out war in Ben­gal

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

KOLKATA: Be­low a large cut-out of BJP Pres­i­dent Amit Shah in Kolkata's north­ern sub­urb Barana­gar lies a board read­ing "cour­tesy Barana­gar Tri­namool Con­gress". At first glance, the sce­nario may seem a wel­come ex­cep­tion in a state where clashes be­tween the BJP-ruled Cen­tre and the Tri­namool Con­gress-run state govern­ment are reach­ing a flash­point ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. How­ever, that is not to be. In fact, the cut-out has gen­er­ated much heat be­tween the BJP and the Tri­namool. Ac­cord­ing to the Tri­namool's lo­cal lead­er­ship, large cut-outs of Chief Min­is­ter Ma­mata Ban­er­jee were put up on BT Road ahead of the Jan­uary 19 Brigade Pa­rade ground rally of anti-BJP op­po­si­tion lead­ers. The boards read­ing "cour­tesy, Barana­gar Tri­namool Con­gress" were placed be­low those cut-outs. "The BJP put up Shah's cut-out at Barana­gar by re­mov­ing that of Ban­er­jee. But, in a com­i­cal slip, they for­got to re­move the board which re­mained as it is," said a Tri­namool leader. Another lo­cal Tri­namool leader Aparna Moulik "con­demned the BJP's at­ti­tude". "I con­demn them for their brand of pol­i­tics. They have put up flags and cut-outs, but the board be­low the cutout proves they re­moved our leader's pic­ture. Noth­ing can be more de­spi­ca­ble than this," said Moulik.

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