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BJP tries to create a divide between Bengalis and non-Bengalis: Mamata Banerjee | India News

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KOLKATA: Accusing the BJP of trying to create a division between Bengalis and non-Bengalis, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called on the Hindi-speaking population of West Bengal to support her in the assembly elections in the state.
Banerjee, the head of the Trinamool Congress, said she was willing to do everything for people residing in the state, but she will not allow the BJP in Bengal.
“The BJP is now trying to create a divide between Bengalis and non-Bengalis, their Hindu-Muslim politics have taken a backseat,” Banerjee said, addressing a meeting of mainly Hindi-speaking people at the Trinamool Congress headquarters here. .
The TMC has been alleging that the BJP is bringing “outsiders” into the state for the upcoming assembly elections.
“You have a greater responsibility now, I want that more than the Bengalis, you vote for us and in the future I will show what I can do for you,” said Banerjee.
He said Hindi-language schools and universities have been opened to facilitate education in the tea garden areas of North Bengal, where there are large numbers of Hindi-speaking workers.
Asking migrants from other states to have faith in her, she asked biharis, as well as those from states like Punjab and Rajasthan, not to be swayed by anyone.
Banerjee said she has supported farmers’ protests all along and was the first to say that the violence in Delhi on Republic Day was not her fault.
“When everyone was scared, I supported the farmers and told them that it was not the farmers’ fault, but a government intelligence failure,” he said.
Banerjee said the man who raised a flag at the Red Fort in Delhi had previously clicked with Interior Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The BJP makes these plans to discredit them (the farmers),” he alleged.
Banerjee said that if she is tried to insult her, people from all over the country residing in Bengal will take her side.
The chief minister said that many of her officers in the IAS and IPS cadre are from other states, including Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and share excellent relationships with her.
“If we live together all the time, why should there be division during the elections?” He asked.

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