Stop dreaming about ousting us, govern state well first: BJP's advice to Mamata

Criticises her for refusing to link Aadhaar with mobile
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26 Oct 2017

The BJP today said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee should not "dream" about ousting it from power and instead focus on governing the state properly.

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha's comments came a day after the Trinamool Congress supremo alleged that the Centre had unleashed an "autocratic" rule in the country and "we (TMC) have to play a role so that the BJP is removed from power". Sinha said: "Everybody has the right to dream. Maybe, she is also daydreaming about ousting the BJP from power."
"But let me tell you, her dream will never come true. She should first learn how to govern the state properly and then dream about playing a role in national politics," he added.

The BJP leader claimed the state had turned into a safe haven for "anti-national" elements under the TMC rule and the state's economy was also in tatters. On Wednesday, the chief minister had also alleged that the BJP was trying to finish off all other parties in the country. Opposing linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number, she had said: "They (Centre) are interfering in the people's rights and privacy. Aadhaar number should not be linked with one's mobile phone. I will not link my Aadhaar number with my mobile even if my connection is snapped."

State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh today criticised Mamata for her opposition to linking Aadhaar with mobile phone numbers, alleging that complying with the directive will "expose the corruption" of her party men. "Mamata Banerjee is against linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers because doing so will expose the corruption of her party men and supporters," Ghosh told newspersons here. Ghosh is currently on a north Bengal tour.

On the death of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) councillor Barun Bhujel at the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata today, Ghosh alleged that he was not given proper treatment by doctors. "Even his (Bhujel) family members were not allowed to meet him. Democracy does not exist in TMC's rule in West Bengal," he said. Superintendent of Police, Kalimpong, Ajit Yadav said that Bhujel was arrested on June 16 for his alleged involvement in arson and violence in the hills.