Rajnath Singh Criticizes Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal, Praises CAA and India's Economic Growth

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh criticizes TMC govt in West Bengal, defends CAA, and praises BJP's achievements, highlighting the political tensions ahead of 2024 elections.

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Rajnath Singh Criticizes Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal, Praises CAA and India's Economic Growth

Rajnath Singh Criticizes Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal, Praises CAA and India's Economic Growth

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a fierce attack on the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal during a public meeting in Malda. Singh criticized the TMC for the rise of extortionists, criminals, and corruption in the state. He accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of "spreading lies" about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said the legislation will ensure the safety of persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

Singh asserted that no state has the power to abolish the CAA, stating that "no power in the world" could stop the implementation of the law. He also attacked Banerjee for her remark of abolishing the CAA. The Defence Minister strongly condemned the Sandeshkhali incident, where several women alleged molestation and land grabbing by TMC leaders, and assured that such incidents will not be repeated if the BJP comes to power in the state.

Why this matters: The criticism of the TMC government by a senior BJP leader and the defense of the controversial CAA law highlights the ongoing political tensions between the two parties in West Bengal. The state has seen increased political violence and allegations of corruption in recent years, making it a key battleground in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Singh also praised India's economic growth under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, stating that it is Modi's resolve to make India a developed nation by 2047. He highlighted the BJP government's achievements, such as the abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, and the abolition of 'triple talaq'. Singh claimed that the BJP delivers on its promises, unlike the Congress, TMC, or Left parties.

The Defence Minister hailed the Women's Reservation Bill passed by the Parliament and said that one-third reservation for women will be granted from the next election onwards. He urged the people of Malda to make the BJP candidate Khagen Murmu victorious by a huge margin in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. While the TMC has held a strong grip on West Bengal, the BJP has shown significant improvement in the state, winning 18 seats in the 2019 elections.

Singh accused the TMC and Congress party of corruption, stating that no corruption charges have been brought against the BJP-led Central government in the past ten years. "There had been no corruption charges against the BJP-led NDA government in the Centre in the past ten years, and TMC leaders were jailed for deep involvement in corruption instances," he said. The Defence Minister expressed concerns over the law and order situation in West Bengal, claiming that the state is becoming known for crime and communal tension under TMC rule.

Key Takeaways

  • Rajnath Singh criticized TMC govt in WB for rise in crime, corruption, and CAA opposition.
  • Singh asserted no state can abolish CAA, praised BJP's achievements under Modi's leadership.
  • Singh accused TMC and Congress of corruption, claimed no such charges against BJP govt.
  • Singh praised Women's Reservation Bill, urged voters to make BJP's Khagen Murmu victorious.
  • WB is a key battleground for 2024 Lok Sabha elections as BJP aims to expand its presence.