West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee broke open the BJP office and painted the saffron wall with her party’s name and symbol. The TMC supremo on May 30th visited the BJP office in Naihati area of North 24 paraganas district and painted the party’s name- All India Trinamool Congress along with the party symbol on the wall.
Mamata Banerjee alleged that it was TMC office and that the newly elected BJP MP Arjun Singh, who shifted loyalty to the saffron party just before the elections, had captured it. Arjun Singh won Barrackpore parliamentary constituency in the state.
On the day when Modi was swearing-in as the Prime Minister of India on May 30, the West Bengal Chief Minister was in Naihati protesting the manner in which the BJP secured power at the Centre and made huge inroads into the state of West Bengal.
Mamata Banerjee broke open the doors of BJP Office in a bid to reclaim the TMC office which was captured by the newly elected BJP MP Arjun Singh. The TMC chief was seen painting the wall in black using a painters brush writing All India Trinamool Congress and the party’s symbol (flowers and grass) on the saffron wall.
According to reports, many properties belonging to the Trinamool Congress were being converted to BJP ones as the owners of the properties switched sides and joined BJP.
On Saturday, BJP MP Arjun Singh who was a former TMC MLA and joined BJP just before elections said the party was planning to send 10 lakh post cards with ‘jai shri ram’ written on them to the West Bengal Chief Minister’s residence.
Reacting over slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Mamata Banerjee took to social media and accused BJP of mixing religion and politics. She wrote on Facebook “Jai Sia Ram ji ki, Ram naam satya hai etc have religious and social connotations. We respect these sentiments. But BJP is using religious slogan Jai Sri Ram as their party slogan in a misconceived manner by way of mixing religion with politics (sic).”