Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for observing the death anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee and claimed that her ideology is not in line with the late political stalwart’s thinking.
Vijayvargiya said, “Observing the death anniversary and following his thinking are 2 different things. Mamata ji is observing his death anniversary, I thank her. But she should also follow his thinking so that violence, especially political violence, ends in WB.”
He went on to criticise the West Bengal chief minister for the “manner in which she is getting BJP workers killed for vendetta”.
“This is not in line with Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s thinking. His politics was one which unites the nation. Mamata ji’s politics is one which divides the nation,” Vijayvargiya added.
Vijayvargiya’s criticism for Mamata Banerjee comes at a time when the state has been witnessing frequent bouts of violence, resulting in the death of a number of party workers. On June 22, a BJP worker was killed in Bengal’s Bishnupur and members of the saffron party blamed TMC members for the killing.
On Saturday, a BJP delegation led by former Union minister and Bardhaman-Durgapur MP SS Aluwalia, visited the violence-affected Bhatpara region and blamed the police in the region for the death of 2 people.