On Monday , when Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers reached Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee’s residence to question his wife Rujira Narula Banerjee in connection with the coal smuggling case, hours after the incident Abhishek Banerjee claimed that BJP is scared of him and dared the central investigative agencies ED and CBI to touch him “if they have the guts”.
Not only his wife Abhishek Banerjee was also questioned by the ED in connection with an alleged money laundering case linked to an alleged coal scam in West Bengal.
While addressing a rally in Tripura, Banerjee expressed confidence in his party to make its presence felt in Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya.
“I am sure that BJP is scared of me, so they won’t be able to stop Trinamool Congress from entering Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya. Mamata Banerjee’s party will reinstall democracy in states where democratic values have been scuttled,” Abhishek Banerjee said.
While targeting the BJP-led government, Banerjee said, “If it has the ED and CBI, we (TMC) have people’s support and in democracy people have the last say”.
“There is no comparison between TMC and BJP. Trinamool Congress is like a DVD which can be heard and seen, while BJP is an audio system which can only be heard.
“Don’t get trapped into the audio policy of the saffron party, earlier they promised to provide two crore jobs each year and usher in ‘acche din’ in the country. It was assured that black money will be a thing of the past after demonetisation. But has black money disappeared from the country? Price rise has become a big problem for the people who had voted for BJP hoping to have acche din” Banerjee added.
“You can make a note that the by-poll contest will be the precursor to the 2023 assembly polls in which the BJP government in the state will fall, ” he said.
“TMC wants to install Duare Sarkar (government at the doorstep) in place of BJP’s Duare Gunda (hoodlum at the doorstep) culture to bring back development activities,” Banerjee said.
The ‘Duare Sarkar’ scheme exists only in West Bengal in which the party delivers specific government schemes at the doorstep of the general people.
However Banerjee also slammed BJP for changing the chief minister in Tripura about ten months ahead of next year’s state election, and stated that , ” changing the boatsman won’t work for BJP when the boat is already breached.”