Suvendu Adhikari attacks Abhishek Banerjee; calls him ‘extortionist nephew’
Former state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari has sharply attacked the Trinamool after joining the BJP at Amit Shah's meeting at Medinipur College ground.
At a public meeting in Paschim Medinipur district, Adhikari raised the slogan, “tolabaj bhaipo hatao (kick out the extortionist nephew)”.
Suvendu Adhikari led a two-km roadshow in Dantan from the Dantan petrol pump to Sarai Bazar, which was decked up with BJP flags and placards. Apart from calling Abhishek Banerjee an “extortionist”, Adhikari raised slogans such as “Kick those who stole Amphan relief money”.
At a rally in Sarai Bazar, Adhikari lashed out at TMC for calling him a traitor. He said, “Time will give proof whether traitors are born in Medinipur or Khudiram Bose and Matangini Hazra.”
The BJP leader also said, “In Kolkata, all the ministries are in the hands of three to four people from Kolkata. There is only one person who holds a post, the rest are lamp posts. I was also a lamp post.”
Hitting out at Abhishek Banerjee without taking his name, Adhikari said, “What had happened in Diamond Harbour that none could file nomination from BJP and CPM in panchayat elections. He has placed all terrorists to work for him. Unless the same party is in power in both Kolkata and Delhi, Bengal will not prosper economically.”
Suvendu Adhikari officially quit the TMC on December 17, ending his 22-year stint in the party.