Kolkata: Describing Trinamool Congress and BJP as "two sides of the same coin", Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala today said a vote for Mamata Banerjee meant a
vote for BJP.
"A vote for Didi (Banerjee) means a vote for BJP. They complement each other with politics of opportunism," AICC Communication department chief Surjewala told a media
"The voters of West Bengal finds no difference between Modi and Didi, both being two sides of the same coin and centered around phony marketing, spurious self-promotion and falsehood of Achhe Din and Paribarton," he said.
He claimed the two leaders have a tacit understanding as TMC supported the Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha although it had opposed it in the Lok Sabha.
"In the case of GST too, we've seen TMC had supported the Bill to allow states to tax higher than 18 per cent," he said. Attacking Banerjee Surjewala wondered if she will give just "lip service" or "have courage to disown her close associates who were shown in the Narada sting video".
He said, "Paribarton has become defining words for three Cs - criminalisation, corruption and communalism. Five years ago Trinamool Congress came to power swearing by Ma, Maati and Manush. Sadly, she (Banerjee) has failed to keep her promise," he said.
Surjewala also referred to the Vivekananda Road flyover collapse and said it was an example of "organised syndicate raaj and corruption".
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