KOLKATA: The BJP on Thursday challenged West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to hold elections for municipalities and corporations soon and test “political waters” in the state.
BJP incharge for the state Siddharth Nath Singh said: “If Mamata has the courage, then let her hold elections for the 17 local bodies whose terms have ended instead of political shenanigans by saying we will be reduced to a zero in this state.”
Singh said thousands of workers from the Left parties and TMC who were unhappy due to the deteriorating law and order situation in the state and lack of leadership were joining the state BJP.
He said, “West Bengal is our top most priority now in view of the Assembly elections due in 2016. We will hold a meeting next week about our chintan baithak (brain storming session) to work out our political strategy.”
“Mamata has not brought any parivartan (change) in the state. She has in reality brought parivartan only for her family members,” he remarked.