Mamata crossing laxman rekha: Jaitley
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday slammed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and said she has crossed 'laxman rekha' (limits) by using 'choicest adjectives' against party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"Conventional wisdom would suggest that Mamata Banerjee's and her party's traditional rival in West Bengal are the Left parties. The Congress Party would occupy the third spot with the BJP being an also ran. Why then is the BJP the principal target of Didi's attack? Every day she crosses the laxman rekha and uses the choicest adjectives against Narendra Modi," Jaitley wrote in the party website.
He said 'Angry and agitational politics' is the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo 's strength.
"Mamata Didi is an intelligent politician. There is a method in whatever she does. Good governance is never her forte. Angry and agitational politics is her strength. A large part of the vote that enabled her to rout the Left in the Assembly elections were those aspirational voters who rejected the Left's lack of development politics," he said.
Jaitley said: " The Bhadralok had all shifted to Didi as a reaction. It is this very vote which now wants to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. Didi's Poribortan is not Good Governance or Development. It is anarchy, booth capturing and encouragement to illegal infiltration."
He said BJP's vote share might increase in West Bengal.
"The West Bengal results for 2014 may produce a surprise. Next only to Uttar Pradesh the BJP's vote share is expected to rise in West Bengal. Narendra Modi's rallies have attracted a mammoth response. The BJP cadres are buzzing with enthusiasm. They are all calculating as to how much this increased vote share will convert into seats. Except for a few pockets in Malda, the Congress Party is marginalized," he said.
Attacking Banerjee, the BJP leader said: "What then is the cause of Didi's anger and worry? The Congress and the Left are not likely to form a government in Delhi. Didi can never sit in the company of the Left. The current problem is not New Delhi. It is West Bengal. She fears a radical shift of 15 percent vote share that put her in power in the Assembly Elections to the BJP. If that happens, she has only three votes left. Firstly, the traditional Trinamool supporters, secondly the goons who have moved from the Left to her side and thirdly the illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh."
(Posted on 11-05-2014)