Holding dissimilar views to its ally BJP, JD(U) leader K C Tyagi, on Tuesday has said that they do not support the imposition of President's rule in West Bengal and instead the political momentum should be strengthened in the state.
"Nothing is right in West Bengal. Law has become weak and chaos reigns there. Political rivalry is at its peak. But we believe that we should not misuse article 356. President's rule must not be applied there and political momentum must be strengthened," said Tyagi.
Earlier in the day, after unveiling the new Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue in Vidyasagar College in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched yet another attack at BJP saying while they (Trinamool) loves Bengal it does not love riot instigators.
"Bengal is not Gujarat. We love the people of Gujarat but not those who instigate riots. For this, if I am sent to jail, what is there in it?" she said.
Talking about the vandalisation of the Vidyasagar statue, she said that it was not an attack on a statue but an attack on Bengal's culture.
"This was not just vandalising a statue, it was an insult to our ethnicity and culture. It is insulting to our evolution, Bengal's perception, culture, and civilization. They are trying to make people forget Bengal," she added.
The JD(U)-Trinamool connect has sparked controversy since JD(U) Vice president and political strategist Prashant Kishor met Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday to allegedly work with the Mamata-led Trinamool for the state's assembly election against the BJP.
While Banerjee and JD(U) both have refused to comment on the contents of the meeting, on Monday, Banerjee extended her regards to Nitish Kumar for not allying with BJP outside the state.
In a press brief on Monday, West Bengal said in Bengali: "I heard that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that BJP that his party is in alliance with the party in Bihar but he will not be a part of NDA outside his state. I am glad to hear this, I am wishing him congratulations and saying him thank you. In this way, everybody should come together on board"
JD(U) has previously contradicted its ally BJP when Nitish Kumar held a press conference and said that Article 370 cannot be exempted by the Central government.
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