NEW DELHI: Claiming that “Bengalis are facing existential threat on account of over 1.5 crore illegal migrants”, the BJP on Monday said that the people in West Bengal would reject the Trinamool Congress government in the next State election.
The BJP national general secretary and in-charge for West Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargia, said that there is a massive response in favour of the party, with workers of TMC and Left deserting ranks to join the saffron outfit. The BJP leader claimed that more than 1.5 crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants have been given ration cards by the State government on the basis of which they have even got voter identity cards. “The politics of appeasement practised by the Chief Minister in the state is making a large number of people in the state disenchanted with the TMC. The Bengalis have a sense of existential threat from illegal migrants. The State government is patronising Bangladeshis in West Bengal,” Vijayvargia told reporters at the BJP headquarters.
The BJP leader said that the party is focusing on building a robust party infrastructure in the state. “The three days visit of the BJP chief Amit Shah drew enthusiastic response. People in the state are looking at the BJP with the hope. There is no law and order in West Bengal. The police stations have become the extension of the TMC offices. The bureaucracy has been politicised,” added Vijayvargia, who had accompanied the BJP chief during the state visit.
The BJP leader stated that substantive rise in the vote share of the party in the recent bylections in the state point to the trend that the saffron outfit is emerging as an alternative to the TMC. He said that the party will continue to expand the base under the leadership of the state chief Dilip Ghose.