TMC, CPM criticize BJP’s election manifesto for Bengal polls
The Left and the Trinamool called the BJP's election manifesto 'Joomla' (fraud). After Amit Shah released the BJP's manifesto on Sunday (March 21) afternoon, the Trinamool claimed that the manifesto was made to imitate them.
However, The CPM claimed that the BJP has made false promises to fool the people of Bengal.
When the BJP's manifesto was published on Sunday, it was seen that the projects were announced in imitation of several projects of the state government. However, the amount of money in the BJP's announced project is several times more than the TMC government project. For example, the BJP has proposed a project called 'Balika Alo' in imitation of Kanyashree.
In Kanyashree, only Rs 25,000 is given to the girl school students. However, the BJP claims that they will pay Rs 2 lakh to each girl student. In addition to the Purhit Welfare Board, the BJP has announced a monthly allowance of Rs 3,000. This year, the Trinamool government has introduced a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 for priests. Although not all priests receive that allowance yet.
Regarding the BJP's manifesto, Trinamool spokesperson Saugata Roy said, “There is nothing in their manifesto. Totally Joomla! This manifesto has been made by imitating all of us. People do not believe them.”
“The BJP has spoken of launching Annapurna Kitchen in imitation of Ma Kitchen. Mamata Banerjee's government has already announced the allowance for the priests in the state,” he added.
TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee tweeted, "Absurd how the Tourist Gang released their jumla-laden manifesto for Bengal polls in the hands of a Gujarati! A party that cannot find sufficient candidates for all 294 seats in Bengal is now faltering to find local leadership for such key events!#BengalRejectsGujaratiManifesto."
Meanwhile, CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty said, “Amit Shah has made a flood of false promises to win votes of people. There is no mention of reducing electricity tariffs and oil prices in this manifesto. The people of Bengal will not fall into this trap. They have promised all these before they came into power in Tripura and Assam.”