“The chief minister has not only said what is untrue but is also not doing her duties properly. She should work towards the betterment of the people here and try to rectify areas where she has gone wrong. She has been behaving like a dictator and her policies have been anti-people and anti-poor. Bengal has been in a state of anarchy under her rule,” said BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi in Mohabani, West Midnapore, the birthplace of freedom fighter Khudiram Bose.
Lekhi added that it was sad to see the poor condition of the village that had produced Bose, who laid down his life in the fight for freedom, asserting that the BJP intended to bring about many positive changes in the state.Union civil aviation minister Jayanta Sinha, who had accompanied Lekhi, said that if Mamata had any doubts about the policies of the central government, she should discuss the issues with the Centre instead of blaming it.
The BJP leaders were visiting the state as part of the ‘Tiranga Yatra’, organised by the party to commemorate 70 years of independence.
Party state president Dilip Ghosh had earlier said that the leaders would visit the native places of Bengali freedom fighters to pay homage.
Family members of Bose met Lekhi and Sinha, urging the party to work towards the development of the village and set up a gymnasium for its youth.